Announcement: I’m taking a blogging break. I’m doing a thing for the next two months, and I’ll be around but I don’t know how busy I’ll be. When I return depends on how busy I am.
Plug: The weird world of asexuality Google Alerts. It’s just an entertaining list of the weirdest articles I’ve found mentioning asexuality.
Men | ContraPoints (video) – Natalie talks about the need for a men’s movement that is actually good. TBH I’m not keen on the specific content of the video, but it’s at least a decent conversation starter, and the inspiration for a few recent blog posts. I also created a “male feminism” category to collect my writings on the subject.
The part I’m not keen on is the large emphasis placed on Natalie’s personal experiences. Yes it’s good to recognize the special insight that trans people have into comparisons between gendered experiences, but I’ve definitely heard trans experiences which were diametrically opposite to hers. I also have to say that I have never felt that people were scared of me, and I would absolutely hate it if anyone complimented my appearance on the street. She’s clearly just sharing her personal experiences, but I feel the narrowness detracts from the video.