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Tag Archive: Sexism

Jul 21 2013

The speculation is

Oh goody, more “women are giving” and “men are stalwart” blather in the New York Times. I wish the mainstream media would stop pushing this bullshit. The mere presence of female family members — even infants — can be enough to nudge men in the generous direction. In a provocative new study, the researchers Michael …

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Jun 20 2013

Even schoolgirls

Jinan Younis, for instance, who started a feminist society at her school. I am 17 years old and I am a feminist. I believe in genderequality, and am under no illusion about how far we are from achieving it. Identifying as a feminist has become particularly important to me since a school trip I took to …

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Jun 12 2013

Outrage in the sexism community

Outrage? What is the sexism community outraged about now? About people complaining about sexism, of course; what else? Stalin!! Mao!!! It’s the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Bulletin that’s in the hot seat this time. SF and Fantasy are proudly active branches of the sexism community, as we all know, along with gaming …

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Apr 05 2013

She also happens to be

Oh ffs, Barack. Really? Really? You don’t know better than this? Instead of leaving the Bay Area Thursday after what would have normally been a quiet two-day fundraising trip, President Obama faced some criticism for  calling California’s Kamala Harris “the best-looking attorney general in the country.” Obama’s comments came at the second of two fundraisers in …

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Mar 22 2013

Detailed sexual commentary was part of the “feedback”

Soraya Chemaly explains, again, that internet harassment and threatening are not trivial or no biggy or “harmless expressions of free speech.” Often, these incidents come down to a group of men targeting a woman because they perceive a potential threat to men’s “free speech” and that this threat trumps a woman’s rights — to free speech …

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Mar 12 2013

Imagine it was Mitt Romney

Via Dana who found it via Kylie, a Facebook note by Harriet Page. I know, not everyone is on Facebook. But that’s where it is! She introduced it with This week I wrote a response to the several occasions on which I had been challenged on my feminism by men and women who felt that …

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Mar 10 2013

Meet Kirk Sneade

Something I didn’t know about – a guy who pretended to self-identify as female to run for Women’s Officer at UCL. Oh ha ha, I can smell the jokes from here. The UCL student uploaded a video of a woman being punched by a man and a photo with the slogan “memes are gay” as …

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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 15 2013

He is over the

Ben Radford has been exposed to some straw feminists, and he wants us to know he’s over them. I am over the male bashing often inherent in feminist writings and slogans; “All men are rapists” is neither true nor fair nor helpful. “Often inherent in feminist writings and slogans”? What does that even mean? He …

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Feb 13 2013

Global pushback

Laurie Penny went to Dublin to report on women fighting to legalize abortion in Ireland, then she went to Cairo to report on women fighting sexual harassment in Tahrir Square. In both places, women told her they were sick of feeling ashamed. From India to Ireland to Egypt, women are on the streets, on the …

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