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Category Archive: Feminism

May 31 2014

Beck: #YesAllWoman is Just ‘Man-Bashing’

Glenn Beck is annoyed that women are actually telling their stories of harassment and marginalization on Twitter using the #YesAllWomen hashtag, dismissing it as just “good old-fashioned man-bashing.” Which only proves the need for such stories to be told, don’t you think? It’s just an attempt to silence women from calling out bad male behavior.

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May 30 2014

Why Women Sometimes Choose Bad Men

I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night with an idea in my head that I simply must get up and write down. This is one such time. I was woken up early Wednesday morning after dreaming about a conversation with someone in the wake of the Isla Vista shootings. The person I …

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May 29 2014

The Worst Thing Written About Isla Vista Shootings

I haven’t written much about the tragic shootings in Isla Vista, California by a deeply disturbed and misogynist young man. Many others have written more eloquently about it than I could. But I want to pass on the single worst thing I’ve read about it from a guy who describes himself as a “European guy …

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May 28 2014

Fox ‘Expert’ Blames Killing Spree on The Gay

Another day, another mass shooting, this time by a bitterly misogynist little rich kid who vowed to kill women because other women wouldn’t have sex with him in order to prove himself the “true alpha male.” And right on cue, Fox News brings on an “expert” who says he probably did it because he’s gay.

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May 12 2014

Anti-Woman Woman Wants to Chair Women’s Museum

Penny Nance, the CEO of Concerned Women Wingnuts of America, has been throwing a fit over a bill to create a National Women’s History Museum, along with many other Christian right groups. But now she wants to be the chairman of the board of the museum:

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Apr 24 2014

CWA Doesn’t Want Women’s History Museum

Congress is considering funding for a National Women’s History Museum and Concerned Women for America Against Women are highly agitated because it might actually celebrate the movement that made women more equal instead of, say, anti-female women like Phyllis Schlafly.

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Apr 23 2014

Leaked Frat Emails Reveal Dudebro Life

For anyone who thinks there’s no such thing as rape culture or that misogyny isn’t a serious problem in our society, I would suggest reading the leaked emails and text messages from an unofficial fraternity at American University filled with future power brokers in business and government. It’s pretty appalling.

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Apr 23 2014

Russian Nationalist’s Vile Attack on a Journalist

If you think Vladimir Putin is bad (and he is), Vladimir Zhironovsky may be even worse. A far-right Russian nationalist, Zhironovsky over the weekend made a disgusting attack on a female journalist who asked an entirely reasonable question at a press conference about possible Russian sanctions against the Ukraine and against another woman who questioned …

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Apr 17 2014

Schlafly: Equal Pay Will Rob Women of Husbands!

Phyllis Schlafly can always be counted on to say incredibly stupid things on pretty much any issue she happens to be talking about at any given moment, especially if it keeps women as second-class citizens. Listen to this appalling argument against equal pay for women:

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Apr 09 2014

Former CIA Director’s Casual Sexism and Hypocrisy

Michael Hayden, who was the director of the CIA during part of the Bush administration, went on Fox News and put his sexism on display, saying that a single line from a statement made by Sen. Dianne Feinstein about the need for transparency about torture shows that she’s too “emotional” to be objective. She said …

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Mar 28 2014

WTF, Federal Judge?

This just leaves my jaw agape at the idea that someone could become a federal judge and show such staggeringly poor judgment. A federal judge in Nebraska wrote a blog post about how female lawyers should dress in the courtroom. It included this passage about a real lawyer that appears before him:

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Mar 12 2014

Iraqi Women Protest Horrifying Legislation

There is a new law proposed in Iraq, and approved by the cabinet, that would set the cause of womens’ rights in Iraq back many decades and constitute a serious regression even from the days of Saddam Hussein, who was, despite many other flaws, relatively progressive in that regard. A group of women protested that …

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Mar 12 2014

Republicans Really Should Stop Talking About Rape

Has there been a situation where a Republican politician has talked about rape and not ended up saying something incredibly heinous and damaging to them? Amanda Marcotte has an excellent recent example of a Missouri state senator showing some truly epic hypocrisy on the subject.

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Mar 09 2014

Pussy Riot Members Violently Attacked

A few of the members of Pussy Riot may be out of prison, but they clearly aren’t out of danger. They’ve been arrested, struck with whips and now had acid thrown on them and been beaten by a mob of thugs at a McDonald’s in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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Mar 09 2014

Duke Porn Star Student Still Fighting Back

The young Duke University student who has been savaged for doing porn to pay for college is still being defiant and fighting back against the appalling behavior toward her. In a new XOJane article she reveals the name she uses in porn and her picture, then delivers a blistering rebuke to the assholes mistreating her.

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