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Category Archive: Equality

Jul 23 2014

Well, I am on a diet and trying to lose weight

So it’s very kind of John C. Wright to assemble a post that completely kills my appetite — in fact, it makes me feel like an inhabitant of the planet Miranda, only I can’t make up my mind whether to just lie down and die or go full Reaver. It’s titled The Secret to the …

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Jul 22 2014

Commitment

Jonathan Eisen is walking the walk, turning down an endowed lecture opportunity because of their gender imbalance. Thank you so much for the invitation and the respect it shows to me that I would be considered for this.  However, when I looked into past lectures in this series I saw something that was disappointing.  From …

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Jul 22 2014

Caricature, corrected

Patrick Stewart, feminist. His mother made 3 pounds 10 shillings for working a forty hour week in a weaving shed. She was also an abuse victim and he’s an anti-domestic violence advocate.

MRA’s have been sending me this video they’re very excited about — it’s done by a pretty young woman who comically repeats every stupid stereotype of feminists by anti-feminists everywhere. Did you know feminists don’t want you to be young and slender and pretty, and you shouldn’t wear makeup or pretty clothes, and most of …

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Jul 21 2014

Your weekly dose of John Oliver

With a cameo by Al Franken! I’m really liking this guy — he’s quite the social justice warrior.

Jul 21 2014

So close

C0nc0rdance has posted a new video, titled “Clarifying my positions”, which outlines his dissent from the usual anti-feminist ranters on youtube. It’s almost there, but it still perpetuates some problematic attitudes. Here’s my problem with that: he’s still got a prejudicial view of feminism derived from too much exposure to that weird crowd of angry …

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Jul 17 2014

I wonder why women find themselves discouraged from pursuing science careers?

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In case you hadn’t heard yet, Science magazine is making a play to reach the supermarket checkout aisle and tabloid market, with exciting new covers featuring sexy womanly body parts and leaving out pointless details like their faces. I don’t know, they could have taken it a step further and featured dramatically posed dead sexy …

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Jul 14 2014

What’s wrong with class warfare?

I’m for it. I’m not sure why John Oliver is tap dancing around it.

Jul 14 2014

Ladybrains evolved in the Pleistocene

Dr Gijsbert Stoet thinks we should stop trying to correct gender disparities. Speaking at the British Education Studies Association conference in Glasgow on Friday, he argued: "We need to have a national debate on why we find it so important to have equal numbers. Do we really care that only five per cent of the …

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Jul 11 2014

Todd Akin is sorry that he was sorry

Please, Republicans, welcome this man back into the fold, and make him a mouthpiece for the party. We are happy to see you drive women out of your camp. Todd Akin thinks there’s still a legitimate concern about legitimate rape. "When a woman claims to have been raped, the police determine if the evidence supports …

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Jul 10 2014

That’s an awful breakfast

But it’s a powerful short story, Trigger Warning: Breakfast. We hear all the time from MRAs about how women make false rape accusations to cover their regrets about having sex, but this rings far more true: that they sometimes make new narratives to cover over their regrets about being raped.

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