Category Archive: misandry

Jan 11 2014

I’m only writing this to get laid. Or am I?


Let me tell you about a stupid thing people often say to me. They’ve been saying it to me for years, and I have never written about it before, mostly because it is so full of stupid it feels almost unfair to pick it up and rattle it until all the stupid falls out – …

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Dec 18 2013

Trollololol, BMJ

So, it is pretty funny that the British Medical Journal is trolling us.   Participants, setting, and design To be eligible participants had to be part of a couple and willing to take part in the study. We carried out a parallel trial with one man and one woman in their own home. It was …

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Aug 14 2013

The Equal Treatment Fallacy

I’ve heard it said that the root of all religious and secular morality is contained in the Christian dictum: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It’s a seductive and simple message, and will get you through day to day interactions better than the average Facebook meme aphorism, but it is …

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Aug 08 2013

10 Rules for Managing Your Vagina

I might write something more earnest about this when I get the chance, but just for now… Ten Rules for Managing Your Vagina No.1: Don’t let any fucker tell you what to do with your vagina. It’s yours. No. 2: Don’t let any fucker tell you what to do with your vagina. It’s yours. No. …

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Jul 22 2013

Zimmerman, Martin and patriarchal misandry: An intersectional analysis

The analysis of President Obama’s press conference on the George Zimmerman verdict focussed quite correctly upon America’s ongoing issues with race. I have no wish to once more revise the debate as to whether the verdict was reasonable or not (if you’re interested, I agreed with every word of Deborah Orr’s piece the other day) …

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May 15 2013

We don’t call this sexism, we call it, err…

SERIES: FROM THE HETPAT ARCHIVES [Note: I was unsure which archive piece to reanimate next. This piece closely echoes some of the discussions in the comments under the two pieces on misandry, so I figured it made sense to bring it out now and we can officially declare this Misandry Week on Heteronormative Patriarchy for …

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May 13 2013

Is misandry simply misogyny in disguise?

When I wrote recently on the misandry isn’t a thing thing, the counter-argument which I found most interesting and challenging went something like this: All the examples Ally provided were cases of PHMT [patriarchy hurts men too]; if femininity and woman-ness weren’t considered bad things, then men wouldn’t be punished for “adulterating” themselves with such …

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May 13 2013

On the misandry isn’t a thing thing

SERIES: FROM THE HETPAT ARCHIVES (Note: I have a follow-up to this post currently bubbling on the stove, so thought I would throw this up here now.) First published: April 4th 2013   As I have written many times before, I believe people who are concerned about women’s human rights and wellbeing and about men’s …

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