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Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 30 2014

New Game: Social Justice Autocorrect!

I need a break from horribleness. Let’s play a game! Let’s play Social Justice Autocorrect! Do you ever find that your assorted autocorrect thingies (phone, word processing, blogging software) don’t recognize social justice terminology? Do they come up with amusing autocorrect suggestions? This came up during a Twitter conversation with Not All Misandrists (@artfulscientist). They …

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May 30 2014

Some More Really Good Posts on Elliot Rodger, Misogyny, and Misogyny Denialism

Content note: misogyny, violence against women, misogyny denialism. I’m working on my own post about Elliot Rodger, misogyny, and misogyny denialism. In the meantime, here is a roundup of some more of the best stuff I’ve read about it. I’m finding it really helpful to read what other people are writing about this: it’s clarifying …

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May 30 2014

“ugly”

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Another piece of joy from Twitter, in response to my #YesAllWomen tear. Me: #YesAllWomen The fact that I get 10x more threats from men who hate me b/c I’m a feminist than believers who hate me b/c I’m an atheist. Asshole on Twitter: @GretaChristina lol or your just ugly I see. On the one hand, …

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May 29 2014

“I just want to rape you,” “you dirty piece of property”

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Content note: rape threat, violence against women, misogyny. Still more joy from Twitter, in response to my #YesAllWomen tear. Asshole on Twitter: @GretaChristina I don’t hate you. I just want to rape you. #deservedit #yesallmen @BinkyToes: @GretaChristina That user is suspended. YAY! Asshole on Twitter: @BinkyToes @GretaChristina No I’m not you dirty piece of property. …

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May 29 2014

“give me attention

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And more joy from Twitter, in response to my #YesAllWomen tear. Me: #YesAllWomen The fact that I get 10x more threats from men who hate me b/c I’m a feminist than believers who hate me b/c I’m an atheist. Asshole on Twitter: @GretaChristina “Give me attention.” Right. Because writing about your lifelong experiences with misogynist …

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May 29 2014

“attention whoring,” “a feminist is”

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Some more joy from Twitter, in response to my #YesAllWomen tear. Me: #YesAllWomen The fact that I get 10x more threats from men who hate me b/c I’m a feminist than believers who hate me b/c I’m an atheist. Asshole on Twitter: @GretaChristina No body cares about either, you’re just attention whoring because you look …

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May 29 2014

“A feminist…”

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In response to my #YesAllWomen tear on Twitter, I got this: Me: #YesAllWomen “The fact that I get 10x more threats from men who hate me b/c I’m a feminist than believers who hate me b/c I’m an atheist.” Asshole: “A feminist is a chauvinist with a cunt.” Thus demonstrating Lewis’ Law: Comments on any …

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May 29 2014

#YesAllWomen — My Stuff

Content note: Misogyny, violence against women and girls, trivialization of same. Just posted these to Twitter. #YesAllWomen The two boys in third grade who pinned me down and pulled down my pants so they could get a look… #YesAllWomen … and the fact that I didn’t tell anyone, because *I* felt ashamed. #YesAllWomen The college …

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May 26 2014

Misogynist Killer Post Compilation

Content note: misogyny, violence against women, murder I have a deadline coming up, and won’t be able to write about the Elliot Rodger mass murder for a couple/ few days. Many people have been writing excellent things about it. Here are links to just a few, with brief excerpts from each. Laurie Penny, New Statesman, …

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May 26 2014

“Learned more than I thought I would have”: Comment on “Coming Out Atheist” from fly44d

Got a nice comment about Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why! Here’s what fly44d had to say about the book: A little more than half way through the Audible version and have learned more than I thought I would have given I’ve been atheist all …

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