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Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 27 2013

People didn’t properly listen

There is no such thing as sexual harassment. That’s all a creepy clown narrative dreamed up by crazyass feminists. It does not ever happen. Or does it. Maybe this Lord Rennard fella did some sexual harassing after all? Clegg defended his failure to launch a full investigation in 2008, saying his office was told the …

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Feb 26 2013

Something happened

Someone pointed out a very surprising thing to me. Only a little more than a year ago, Reap Paden did a post about sexist men. He sounded like a human being – that is, a mensch, that is, someone who gives a shit. It has an ability to become almost invisible. Be assured…it’s almost always …

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Feb 26 2013

Do not directly or indirectly engage with dissenters

Stephanie discusses the “advice” Justin Vacula gives on how to deal with being harassed. I put “advice” in scare quotes because it’s not really advice in the ordinary understanding of the word; it’s more of a bullies’ formula than advice. “I’ll stop harassing you if you stop doing all the things that motivate me to harass you” is …

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Feb 26 2013

We are told we are respected, and yet

Feminism is resurging, says Ellie Mae O’Hagan at Comment is Free. It’s resurging because there is still so god damn much sexist shit going on. In that sense it would be nice if feminism could drop dead because it’s no longer needed. O’Hagan recently read The Feminine Mystique for the first time. To my mind, …

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Feb 25 2013

Everyone else seems afraid to say it

Meanwhile the Onion shows how it’s done, while live-tweeting the Oscars, by calling a nine-year-old girl a cunt. Well why not after all? She’s a girl. Hey if you object to that you must be a PROFESSIONAL VICTIM. Quit SCOURING THE INTERNET TO FIND SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. Everyone else seems afraid to say it, …

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Feb 25 2013

Pax skepticana

So what do you know – Amy and Harriet Hall have made peace and gone back to being friends.  But as the months went past since TAM I had noticed that people dedicated to cyber stalking and harassing me and my peers were continuing to use the shirt and its message to attack us unfairly, …

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Feb 25 2013

Secularist of the year

The NSS has a short list of candidates for secularist of the year. Jacques Berlinerblau – for his book How to be secular: A call to arms for religious freedom and for broadening the appeal of secularism by dispelling the misconception that it synonymous with atheism. British Muslims for a Secular Democracy – for raising …

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Feb 24 2013

The bishops are devouring all the hospitals

PZ warns of Catholic takeovers of hospitals, and links to an article in The Stranger, so I’m reading that article, and oh what do you know, what happened to Savita Halappanavar could happen right here in Seattle, too. I knew that, I knew it could happen all over the US, but The Stranger gives particulars. …

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Feb 24 2013

A photo, taken from an up-skirt angle

Michael Nugent has a post about a joke posted on Facebook and illustrated with a sexist photo of a woman. It’s an old joke that I first heard decades ago, although then it was about a drunk husband trying to avoid waking his wife. So why were the genders in this old joke reversed? It might …

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Feb 24 2013

Libel reform? What libel reform?

From Nick Cohen I learn that Labour has shafted the libel reform bill. The results of the cross-party consensus were not as liberal as I and my friends in the free speech movement wanted. But politics is compromise. The parties agreed on legislation that would have stopped London being “a town called sue” – the …

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