Tag Archive: Misogyny

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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Aug 13 2013

No, the system does not work

It’s fashionable, this hobby of bullying women. Kelly Diels explores the fashion in Salon. When Rebecca Meredith took the stage in March at the Glasgow Ancients, an annual university debate tournament, she and her debate partner, Marlena Valles, were prepared for a little heckling. After all, Meredith is ranked the third top university debater in Europe in …

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Aug 08 2013

Displacement behavior

I’ve been wondering how the Antis would respond, if at all. I couldn’t think of any way to do it – I have a terrible deficiency of imagination that way. I never can figure out how people are going to defend assholitude ahead of time, then when they do it it all seems so obvious. …

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Aug 04 2013

Apologies and threats collide in midair

Tony Wang of Twitter UK issued an apology for the harassment yesterday. Twitter’s UK boss Tony Wang and senior director Del Harvey have apologized profusely to Caroline Criado-Perez, Stella Creasey and the leagues of other women who have received tweets that threaten death or rape in a response to their activism — including a handful of …

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Aug 01 2013

The purpose of trolls

Amanda Marcotte comments on the BBC Newsnight – Paul Mason – Twitter harassment campaign story to point out that misogynist harassers have an agenda. But as awful as trolls are, they do serve a major purpose, if people are willing to accept that these are actual people expressing actual opinions, instead of imagining them, as …

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Mar 02 2013

How to read satire

Stacy alerted me to a good (feminist) analysis of the Onion tweet. First of all, she says, Quvenzhané Wallis is terrific, no question. But you know what? All of the women at the Oscars last night are awesome. Just to have survived to that level in an industry that, at best, ignores women, and, at worst, …

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