Category: feminism

Men’s Studies Modified, Dale Spender, ed. (1981) – quotes and notes

“Adrienne Rich (1979) [commented that] objectivity is the name we give to male subjectivity.” Introduction, p5   “Anna Bexall (1980) [ has suggested that] males have a great emotional investment in objectivity.”  Introduction, p5   “… the ways we have been ‘protected’ from obscenity, yet made the object of much of it.” from “A Thief …

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from Amazons, Bluestockings and Crones: a feminist dictionary, a woman’s companion to words and ideas, by Cheris Kramarae and Paula A. Treichler

A hefty book of over 500 pages of entries, but worth, at the very least, a skim through for words of interest to you.  Here are a few that I love:   Academia: a hierarchy whose “purpose is the production of prestige”  (Jo Freeman, 1979) Acknowledgements: … where authors acknowledged the ideas and intellectual contributions …

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Porn for Women

Check out her list of insightful observations:

Among the things that don’t count …

[Bernadette Powell, a black woman from Ithaca, New York, is now serving a 15-year-to-life sentence … because in 1978 she shot and killed her ex-husband.] [T]he Tompkins county prosecutor … argued … that [she] had no reason to fear bodily harm from her ex-husband because although the man admittedly had committed many violent acts against …

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What if all news were written this way?

From the RadFem News Service the news, without the male-supremacist spin (LOVE that!) “Today, one Dr. Frank Ochberg, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University and former Associate Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, reports for CNN that boys and men are responsible for almost all school shootings, consistently, around the world. …” Read …

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Let me tell you how much I HATE MEN! (reblogged) And here it is (in case it disappears): I’m a feminazi. I laugh at men, but not at their stupid jokes. I want to take away their porn—erm, sorry, I mean “free speech.” I won’t fuck them or flirt with them. I don’t find them interesting. I think they look like mutants. I hate…I …

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Great bit from wwomenwwarriors

From “It is my judgement in these things that when you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it, and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb. I don’t think anybody opposed …

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Why is it they can’t even SAY ‘rape’?

Why is it they can’t even SAY ‘rape’? Ya gotta wonder. And here’s an interesting answer:

Dysphoric – “fleeing womanhood like a house on fire” – a four-part documentary series by Vaishnavi Sundar


Why don’t men sell sex?

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