Category: feminism

If Michelangelo had been a woman …

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Funny how male violence …

Where will you draw a line?

Where will you draw the line? I know I’m going to sound like a prude, but fuck it.  I’m not.  (And evidence for that claim falls into the ‘too much information’ category.)  So, I’m going to ask: If men want you to wear shoes with high heels and it becomes fashionable to publicly sexualize yourself …

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An addendum to Ghodsee’s Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

Apparently many men fear that socialism will encourage parasites—people who won’t work because, due to socialism, everything they need will be paid for anyway.  Hm.  I suspect they’re thinking of people like themselves.  Men would rather be unemployed than accept a job that’s beneath them.  That is, jobs they consider fit only for immigrants or …

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Some great bits from Kate Manne’s Entitled

“Why, and how, do we regard many men’s potentially hurt feelings as so important, so sacrosanct?  [She’s just described the common instance of women agreeing to sex so as not to be rude.]  “And, relatedly, why do we regard women as so responsible for portecting and ministering to them?”  p59 “[Hoffman and Tarzian] found that …

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excerpts from MacKinnon’s Women’s Lives, Men’s Laws

I’ve just finished reading yet another MacKinnon book, Women’s Lives, Men’s Laws, and as usual, it’s absolutely brilliant. The book is well worth a complete read; I paste below some perfect gems. (My used copy is marked DISCARD by the Porter County Library system. In itself, telling. Sigh.) Reading this now.  It’s heavy-going, but well …

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Killing What You Enjoy

So I saw an ad on the website of the far-too-nearby gun club for a book by one of its members (“The Gun Guy”) that “takes the reader through the joyful and humorous stories about life at the hunt camp, hunting culture, and the joys of nature and wildlife.” I wrote him a short letter: …

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The Authority Gap, Mary Ann Sieghart – A MUST READ

As I was reading this book, I realized right away I wanted to post about it, so I started making a list of bits to mention, but very quickly there were just too many!!  So – A MUST READ.  This book is FULL of all the stats you ever wanted to support your personal experience: …

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Open Season on Women: More evidence of the pornification of our society

I live in a small lake-centered community about three hours north of Toronto, consisting of about thirty houses: about ten are occupied year-round; the others are occupied mostly just during the summer.  So, small neighbourhood. Over the past few years, I’ve experienced six instances of what I would call over-the-top insult.  Specifically misogynist insult. Man …

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On gender identity and changing your sex

Let’s say we are born with a gender identity.  Either (1) it isn’t a binary, in which case there’s no need to change your sex to attain some sort of ‘fit’ (2) it is binary, but it doesn’t necessarily or always align with sex, in which case again there’s no need to change your sex, …

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