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Category Archive: misogyny

Jun 28 2014

Everyday sexists or exceptional sickos? Observing hostile public masturbation

Laura Bates this week devoted her Everyday Sexism blog on the Guardian to the issue of men masturbating in public, specifically as a means of harassing women. Based on the contributions submitted to her website and over Twitter, she made a convincing case that this is one of the more common forms of harassment women …

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May 26 2014

A quick defence of nuance

(Note: Glosswitch has made her blog private, at least for now. No reason to believe it had anything to do with this, but for the meantime the Google cache of the blog this responds to is here) Dear Glosswitch I’m a bit puzzled by the misrepresentation here. I normally let these things wash over me, …

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May 25 2014

Madman or MRA? Looking beyond easy answers to the Santa Barbara massacre

Note: I’m already concerned by the cult of personality growing around Elliot Rodger. While acknowledging that all discussions, including this one, risk adding to that, I’ve opted not to link to any of his YouTube videos, comments or his manifesto. I do not doubt you can find them yourself if you must.  —————– Katherine Cooper, …

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May 22 2014

A short list of shits I could not give

Pretty much every day I’ll be sent a message of some sort inviting me to show my support for some gender-based campaign, cause or petition. Often they are concerns that I share, and I will help as I can. Other times I will give the issue some thought and consideration and conclude hmm, nope, sorry, …

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May 12 2014

How to confuse an American: The politics of the c-word

In my last blog, I noted in passing that I am prone to using very offensive language, including the word ‘cunt.’ I think it was coincidence, but around the same time Ophelia blogged on that very topic, and inadvertently created a perfect case study of the phenomenon I was discussing. As PZ noted in a follow-up called …

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Jan 24 2014

Men, memes and misogyny

Last week the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland made one of his periodic forays into gender politics, sparked by the Liberal Democrats’ saga of sleaze, the latest Twitterstorms and a tacky plastic surgery game app. I fully endorse the main message of the piece, that men should actively involve themselves in challenging and combatting misogyny and gender …

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Jul 03 2013

Dear Paul Elam…

Oh hi Paul, how nice of you to take an interest in my writing. First, credit where due. This line was a zinger: “Fogg said what MHRAs have been saying since before he could spell DV”. That’s a great line. it’s spectacularly inaccurate, for what it’s worth, but why let the truth get in the …

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