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Apr 15 2014

UPDATE #2 Men cry foul cos evil feminism makes hitting on women more difficult

Would probably helped if I linked to the piece: Here. That’s a piece I wrote, as a response to a Guardian post¬†which – to say the least – I didn’t like. The piece claims campaigns like Everyday Sexism make hitting on women harder, because it makes all them “females” think confident flirtation is same as …

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Mar 27 2014

“I do not condone rape” but…

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This comment appeared on a local site about rape culture and what it is. I’d rather not link to the comment directly nor name the individual, since I’m unlikely to change his mind. But it does set up a good basis to respond to yet more nonsense about women and sexuality and how men should …

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Jan 01 2014

This list of how American conservative media treated women in 2013 is too long

Seriously. Lou Dobbs described a Pew Research study that found an increase in female breadwinners as full of “concerning and troubling statistics.” Dobbs said the study was suggestive of “society dissolv[ing] around us.” On the June 20 edition of Fox News’¬†Hannity, frequent Fox guest and conservative radio host Bill Cunningham shouted down Fox contributor Tamara …

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Dec 12 2013

Reader challenge: Make an argument for banning topless women in public

Can someone offer a good, justified argument for why men can be topless in more public places than women? For example, all can be topless at home, on nude beaches; women may be “topless” in public when breast-feeding (kind of), and so on. But I’m looking to see if there’s not a double-standard that allows …

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Dec 08 2013

Guys in dark alleys shouldn’t get upset if women fear them

I wouldn’t blame a strange woman if she was unnerved by me, a lone guy, if she and I were the only ones walking in a dark alley. I call this the Creepy Default. This has happened twice, but I was the one unnerved due to doing everything I could not to be creepy (my …

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Oct 21 2013

UN Women’s latest campaign is potent

UN Women, a branch of the United Nations, launched a powerful campaign that is both visually potent and thematically discomforting: Using the results of popular Google search terms – which we all utilise everyday on the Internet – the campaign highlights what entries are often being used. The idea of cyberspace and sexism, of course, …

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Oct 15 2013

Less dude focus, more creativity

I argued that if you care about progress (in general, but specifically in traditionally male-dominated areas), then we need to treat toxic anti-women sentiment as a serious hindrance to progress. Now many might say that it’s just basic human decency to not be sexist; of course, supporting diversity is not merely about combating the worst …

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Aug 13 2013

I wrote a letter to Straight Male Gamer

And it allowed me to convey what I keep trying to say in other ways. This isn’t solely about games but the dismissal of those who are not what John Scalzi calls “the lowest difficulty setting” in life: the straight (white) dude. The frustration can turn turn to apathy and giving up. I don’t want …

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Jul 22 2013

No, it’s not the 17th century

Sometimes I think this magical box I type on is from the future, because the world outside remains afraid of falling off the edge, gods throwing lightning, witches’ flying limits, and alien lizard monsters. For example, this isn’t from the 17th century: A Norwegian woman who was given a prison sentence for extramarital sex after …

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Jul 07 2013

Watch Dustin Hoffman win the Internet today

This is Dustin Hoffman talking about his experience playing a woman in the film Tootsie. In this segment, he talks about getting prepared for the role and why it brought him to tears, due to a revelatory moment surrounding unjustified views of women and physical appearance. HT: The Mary Sue Twitter feed.

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