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Tag Archive: Misogyny

May 31 2014

Behold the false dichotomy

JT Eberhard sees a mistake and comes to the rescue: Elliot Rodger was mentally ill. That conversation needs to take place. Huh. One, how does JT know that? Two, that conversation already is taking place, to put it mildly. Ok so let’s read beyond the title. There is a debate going on as to whether …

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May 30 2014

The land of denial

I finally did as I have seen many people urge everyone to do, and took a look at When Women Refuse on tumblr. It’s not fun or placid reading. Be warned. Arthur Morgan III gets a life sentence for killing his 2-year-old daughter Arthur Morgan III killed his 2-year-old daughter by throwing her into a creek while …

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May 29 2014

They talked about modernity and tradition

Soraya asks when we ask unpleasant truths in the wake of Elliot Rodger’s destruction. I watched the media’s erasure of Rodger’s hatred of women and the depressingly predictable narrative of the lone, mentally ill mass shooter disconnected from it. Computer-less, I occasionally checked news on my phone and, not wanting to derail the morning, I …

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May 27 2014

Guest post by Antonia Bookbinder on the normalization of misogynist ideology

I recall being a twenty-something woman and being tremendously attracted to one or another sexy, smart man. These men almost always friend-zoned me for being butch and sarcastic, saying how great it was to be friends with me because I wasn’t “really a girl” and whining about their far more conventionally feminine girlfriends. It hurt, …

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Apr 22 2014

Meow mix

Did you notice the shout-out to cat lovers in the ManBoobz post? I’ll replay it for you in case you didn’t. Men’s Rights blogger The Native Canadian put it this way: PTSD from being a feminist on the internet? Yeah I bet she wakes up screaming at night because of all the mean words! Must be …

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Mar 03 2014

“We meant you no harm”

The CBC reports a student union leader at the University of Ottawa, Anne-Marie Roy, was anonymously sent screenshots of a Facebook conversation about her among five male students who are also student leaders. It was an unpleasant conversation from her point of view. The online conversation — a copy of which was obtained by The …

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Jan 03 2014

More angry at women, more hyper-masculine in their beliefs and attitudes

A study by David Lisak of U Mass Boston, Understanding the Predatory Nature of Sexual Violence [pdf]. A significant point: There is also a set of newer myths about rape, myths that have been spawned by the new generation of victimization studies that have emerged since the 1980’s. These studies documented that rape was both far …

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Nov 07 2013

Outrage that uppity girls

Ally Fogg reviews Michael Kimmel’s new book at Comment is Free. When one looks at the horrific abuse meted out to feminist campaigners such as Caroline Criado-Perez for having the temerity to ask that a woman should feature on British banknotes, to Laura Bates for fighting back against street harassment and everyday sexism, or to Anita Sarkeesian for highlighting sexist tropes …

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Sep 04 2013

Your garden variety sexist communications

Caroline Criado-Perez gave a talk at the Women’s Aid conference; she talked about cyber harassment. I’d like to start off by giving you a bit of background into what led up to the harassment I received for over two weeks in July and August, because I think it’s important to see how little it takes …

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Aug 23 2013

In a strange, pathetic little niche

One of the sectors of The Culture where under-representation of women (in all senses) is an issue, along with rage at efforts to rectify the under-representation, is gaming. Ernest Adams addresses the issue at Gamasutra. The topic of institutionalized misogyny in game culture is finally getting the attention it deserves, and the situation is grim. Once again …

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