Women aren’t Feminists? Really?

Some people have a bizarre idea about what “Feminism” is.

From the people who routinely think Feminism is about ruling all the men to those who claim “I am a no feminist but I support women’s equality”.

I missed out on a lot of stuff over the 3 weeks I was off swanning around with my pretty lady. One of which was Facebook’s changes to content such as the writings of MRA.

So let’s field the Open Letter from AVfM about Facebook’s Anti Rape campaign and indeed the advertiser backlash (Listen, if I was advertising I wouldn’t want my name associated with people who make highly misogynist statements). [Read more…]

A Voice for Me – Naturally it’s Judgy Bitch on Whores and Big Red Steubenville Football

I haven’t been following the Steubenville rape case.

[warning]TW – Rape and Victim Blaming[/warning]

Frankly? It’s out of my monkeysphere and news out here was pretty “rare”. However my understanding of it was that two kids who played American Football got together at some party where they grabbed a sixteen year old girl who had passed out from excess libations and then raped her both digitally and in the “traditional” sense of rape. Then a bunch of adults weighed in and fucked everything up by not punishing these two “nice young boys” but instead blaming the victim because “American Handegg/Rugby For the Fragile” is a bigger deal than the right of girls to not get raped.

I blame Ed Brayton for this post. I wouldn’t have commented on this topic because I knew so little about the case.

However he posted this last night and I noticed that this (so called) Judgy Bitch had used the Delhi Bus Rape to denigrate the rape of this young lady.

And it made me angry for a whole bunch of reasons. So I decided to go do a little light reading. After all? I don’t have any work at the moment.

And the more I read the sadder I got. [Read more…]

A Voice for Me/n – I Cannot Respect You and the People Who Associate With You

You are judged by the people you associate with. If your friend is a thief and you regularly protect your friend’s thieving habit then you are abetting the theft. Now that’s a crime. Free speech is a lovely little thing. Freedom of Speech however comes with Responsibility of Speech.

You are free to say anything you like. You are however responsible for what you say. You cannot claim to be a defender of free speech when you refuse to take responsibility for it. Some places have strict rules with regards to free speech and free speech within context. Even bastions of free speech like /b on 4Chan have “rules and limits”. The limits to free speech exist to encourage dialogue because dialogue without rules is what we call shouting loudly.

I cannot respect the people who associate with A Voice for Men. Every week they manage to do something worse than the last and all I can remember are the quotes from the people who said that it’s “Free Speech” and “Not Everyone Is Like That” and that “I should give people a chance to prove that they aren’t callous misogynists”. [Read more…]

Age of Kali – Misandry in India from A Voice for Men

Well as you know A Voice for Men wanted to tell us about how India really isn’t all that bad for women.

They want to tell the hidden stories, because clearly India is not a terrible place for women despite all that you hear about gender selective abortion, bride burnings, caste systems, dowry and rape. No no no!

Amit has come to tell us what we got wrong.

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