Posted At Feministe: Humor, Rhetoric, And Power

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Lots of discussion in blogtopia recently concerning humor. Left-wing bloggers seem split on whether the New Yorker Obama fist-bump afro black-power muslim flag-burning cover is delicious satire of delusional far-right-wing wackaloon assholes versus dangerous fodder for delusional far-right-wing wackaloon assholes. There have also been differing views on whether it is appropriate for white folks to use “nigger”, either humorously or as a rhetorical device.

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Posted At Feministe: Foul Festering Rot At The Heart Of America

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There is a foul festering rotten core at the heart of the American polity. This core is comprised of pure undiluted hatred: for women, for anyone of non-European origins, for foreigners, for non-Christians, for “intellectual elites”, for pretty much everyone. This core has its roots in American slavery and has existed as a defining element of our polity since the Founding.

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Posted At Feministe: Gender Inequity In Science: Why Legal Remedies Are Grossly Inadequate

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When I was poking around at the Protein Wisdom right-wing wackaloon treehouse seeing what they had to say about my fisking of the NY Times piece on Title IX and science, I stumbled upon a species of apologist argument that I would like to address generically. The basic idea is that there must not be inequitable discrimination in some venue, because if there were, those discriminated against would be suing left and right, thus providing a strong incentive for the institutions that control that venue to stamp out discrimination.

Well the fatal flaw with this argument is that the overwhelmingly vast majority of inequitable discrimination that occurs in science is not legally actionable. I will illustrate this with shit I have seen with my own two eyes.

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Posted At Feministe: Blogging, Rhetoric, And Audiences

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I think I have realized why some people–almost all dudes, as far as I can tell–are not enjoying my guest blogging and feel compelled to let me know that I am “doing it wrong” and that I am “not convincing”. Here’s the dealio: you are very confused about who my intended audience is, and what exactly I am trying to communicate to that audience. I will leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure out what I’m talking about here.

If any of my readers are so inclined to go comment on this, go at it. But please be reasonably polite. I’m a pretty easygoing dude, but some of these Feministe commenters are starting to get on my motherfucking nerves. The over-the-fucking-top passive aggression and logorrheic concern trolling are starting to wear thin.

Posted At Feministe: Sinister Female Conspiracy At Heart Of Major Scientific Society

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I was just checking out the program for the 2008 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, one of the largest scientific societies in the world, with almost 30,000 members. I’m looking at the list of four Presidential Special Lecturers, and I notice something that indicates the existence of a sinister female conspiracy at the heart of the Society.

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Posted At Feministe: Teh Laydeez Jus Don Liek Teh Scienz

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The New York Times just published a piece on the potential for application of Title IX gender equity legislation to academic science. Before getting into the details of that particular horrid excuse for journalism, I just want to say a few words in general about the New York Times.

(In the interest of keeping the Feministe main page from being blocked by people’s work filters, I have placed the body of the post inside the crack. And if you are a whiny-ass whiner who is going to whine about colorful language, don’t farging click! Capisce?)

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Posted at Feministe: Wackaloon Male Feminist Sex Criminal

Here is a taste of my first substantive post at Feministe:

[W]hat the fuck is up with men calling themselves feminists?

I don’t call myself a feminist, because it’s not my call whether I am or not. It’s women’s call. I try not to be a fucking misogynist asshole and do what I can to reduce gender inequity in my professional and personal life, which includes trying to call out myself and other men on misogynist shit.

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Barack Obama Is Pissing Me The Fuck Off

What’s the fucking dealio with Obama? He has been selling himself as a different kind of politician, as someone who stands on principle. Well, he has recently been careening sharply to the right on a number of issues that are really fucking important to me: the motherfucking United States Constitution and women’s right to control their own motherfucking bodies, inter alia. Is Obama getting the usual bullshit advice from despicable Village “political consultants” in the vein of the truly heinous Lanny Davis? Does he really believe in the wackaloon authoritarian theocratic fuckwittery he is espousing?

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Why Can’t The ‘O’ Man Ever Shut The Fuck Up?

Field Negro tipped me off to the latest fake-ass hullabaloo over some dumb-fuck “patriotism” bullshit that Obama has “taken a position on”. Apparently a black singer who was selected to sing the national anthem at some cheesy fucking mayor’s event in Colorado switched the words to something known as the black national anthem. And just like night follows day, sick-fuck slimeball right-wing sleazebags were all over it like flies on shit, as evidence that all black people totally hate America and are subversive internal fifth columnists. But that is as expected, nothing remarkable, and not why we’re here.

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