Tag Archive: Feminism

Feb 19 2013

In which I “show up” again

Well I was going to ignore it but no one else is, so I’ll say a thing or two. About Harriet Hall’s latest Address to the Feminists, which announces that she’s not our enemy by way of prelude to telling us what shits we are. I have been falsely identified as an enemy of feminism …

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Feb 11 2013

The wot is feminism chart

Also known as antifeminism bingo, I believe.

Feb 08 2013

Arithmetic via shopping

Chris Chambers and Kate Clancy point out at the Guardian that pseudoscience and stereotyping won’t solve gender inequality in science, via what they call a “stereotype-enforcing guide to addressing the gender imbalance in science” also published by the Guardian. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a developmental neuroscientist at University College London, points out that finding reliable gender differences …

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Feb 03 2013

Cultural crap

What is “radical feminism”? I see peculiar definitions here and there – or not so much definitions, as ad hoc explanations apparently pulled out of people’s…imaginary reference materials. The definitions or ad hoc explanations are crafted in such a way that they appear to fit feminists the crafters dislike, unless you actually know anything about …

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Jan 17 2013

Uglies v pretties

Seen the 9 Ugliest Feminists In America thing? It ends with a bizarre non sequitur. Feminists want to be valued for their brainpower and ideas above all else, but they still engage in professional photoshoots to push the prettiest picture of themselves on their web sites and book jackets. I guess even feminism can’t completely …

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Jan 16 2013

The heroic standard is too high

I’m thinking about the Romantic cult of the hero, and what a bad insidious idea it can be. Yesterday Sara Mayhew made a rather pointed remark on Twitter. If a retired US AirForce Col. who pioneered as one of the 1st female pilot and flight surgeons voices critique about your feminism, listen. Here again is what …

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Oct 20 2012

This shit is sexist, and feminism is the fight against sexism

Soraya says hell yes she’s a feminist. Remember the woman who asked Romney about the wage gap? You know what she got for her efforts?  A good and proper Slutshaming 101 from conservatives who dug up her Facebook page and her Twitter account to reveal that she has in the past used alcohol and maybe …

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Jul 31 2012

Batman doesn’t need to seek help

Laurie Penny and Martin Robbins were chatting about feminism one evening on Twitter. [interjection: I've been there! I've done a good deal of chatting about feminism on Twitter. Some of it with Laurie Penny and Martin Robbins, though not at the same time as far as I recall.] They decided to make it a non-Twitter …

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