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Tag Archive: Misogyny

Jan 03 2013

Thunderfoot’s inflammatory video

Never enough time… And then spending an hour walking on the beach with the dog first thing in the morning eats into the day something fierce. And yet – it’s walking on the beach first thing in the morning! And I’ve only just realized that it’s actually the best beach for the purpose on the …

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Jan 02 2013

Bullied or cajoled

More anti-feminist rage, more pro-feminist pushback. No doubt you’re aware of Thunderfoot’s video, which (for my sins) I watched. That’s the rage. The pushback is… Michael Nugent for instance. Thunderf00t has published a video in which he includes me on a list of people who he claims have been “bullied or cajoled” into what he calls …

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Dec 29 2012

Women end up exacerbating tensions

Via Katha Pollitt on Twitter – an Italian priest explains things to women. Italian media reported that parish priest Piero Corsi fixed a text to the bulletin board of his church in the northern village of San Terenzo di Lerici, which said women should engage in “healthy self criticism” over the issue of femicide, or …

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Dec 09 2012

“One individual has already been identified”

David Futrelle points out A Voice for Men campaigning to terrorize a young woman they dislike. These guys are scary. Seriously scary: AVfM is conducting outreach and investigation into the identities of the persons involved in the violent protest against the rights of men and boys orchestrated and conducted by the University of Toronto Student …

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Dec 09 2012

The gross crime against humanity of being born a woman

Via Mona Eltahawy on Twitter - Pakistan has its “Twitterati” – “the artists, the journalists, the designers, the political analysts, the bloggers, the activists.” I follow quite a few of them myself. But guess what – there’s a penalty. Of course there is. But with fame comes the inevitable trolling. And unfortunately, if you’re in Pakistan, …

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Nov 16 2012

How to tell the diff-er-ence

There’s a difference between saying “selfish cunts” as a misogynist epithet and saying it as a joke about people who are sekrit misogynists under a veneer of respectability. I bet you knew that. Not everyone gets it though. Some people see the latter and think it’s a justification for the claim that “cunt” is not …

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Oct 25 2012

Defining misogyny

Comment is Free held a little discussion of “what is misogyny?” the other day. An Australian dictionary has changed its definition of misogyny to reflect the fact that it is now used to mean ‘entrenched prejudice against women’, not just hatred of them. Six feminists tell us what the term means to them. Ok wait …

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Oct 18 2012

A dictionary fight

Here’s an interesting new development. Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary has expanded its definition of “misogyny” in response to Gillard’s speech on the subject last week. The dictionary currently defines misogyny as “hatred of women”, but will now add a second definition to include “entrenched prejudice against women”, suggesting Abbott discriminated against women with his sexist views.

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Oct 14 2012

Carlin isn’t the issue

No, just saying “I can use any words I want to” doesn’t deal with the problem. No, it really doesn’t. Not even if you say it really loudly, or over and over again, or really loudly over and over again. Another day, another Internet radio show, another transcript, another attempt to make the problem just …

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Oct 13 2012

Creepshots

The outing of Reddit’s “Violentacrez” is all over the place. He’s one of Reddit’s most loathsome users (members? denizens? occupants? what’s the right word?), and Adrian Chen outed him on Gawker as one Michael Brutsch, who works at a Texas financial services company  as a programmer. Loathsome how? His speciality is distributing images of scantily-clad …

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