Category: feminism

If you can’t say anything nice, maybe there’s nothing nice to say. Say it anyway.

If you’re a woman, you’ve surely been told, reprimanded, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.’  To the extent that there may be nothing nice to say, that standard of politeness has crippled us.  It has made us keep our opinions to ourselves. My neighbours have their tv on all the …

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On getting paid. Or not.

So I was reading James Morrow’s The Wine of Violence and when I got to “Will the Journal of Evolution publish it?  Publish, it, hell, they’ll make me an editor” (p25), I stopped, puzzled for a moment.  Then it hit me.  To Francis, the character whose thoughts those are, becoming an editor means status and …

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The Assistants by Camille Perri – highly recommended!

Just finished reading Camille Perri’s The Assistants — highly recommended! It’s Nine to Five updated and with a great moral element; better than any nonfiction book about the income inequity between the top 1% and the rest of us … With attitude, to boot! “Robert had tie-clips that cost as much as those [student loan] …

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WLRN podcast: A Feminist Analysis of Christianity  

December, Like It’s 1989

December, Like It’s 1989 Tell it.  Geneviève Bergeron, civil engineering  Hélène Colgan, mechanical engineering  Nathalie Croteau, mechanical engineering  Barbara Daigneault, mechanical engineering  Anne-Marie Edward, chemical engineering  Maud Haviernick, materials engineering  Maryse Laganière, finance department  Maryse Leclair, materials engineering  Anne-Marie Lemay, mechanical engineering  Sonia Pelletier, mechanical engineering  Michèle Richard, materials engineering  Annie St-Arneault, mechanical engineering  Annie Turcotte, materials engineering  Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, nursing. “Hey, come on.  Not all men are like that, …

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Male privilege

Excerpts from “After returning to teaching, I started to receive very little, if any, pushback when I said no. This was especially the case with students. Within academia, it is not an uncommon belief that students make more requests (for grade changes, deadline extensions, and so on) of female-presenting professors. In my case, requests …

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Three Rules, Phyllis Chesler

Three Rules: The measure of your success is the resistance you encounter. Embrace it. You can’t be a bystander without being complicit. We don’t need a room of our own. We need a very large continent of our own. Read the whole piece at  

The Privilege of Men, Judith Mazzucco

The Privilege of Men by Judith Mazzucco starts as an unremarkable novel about the meat industry, but then WHAM! the metaphor in chapter 16—  At least I think, I hope, it’s a metaphor and not something that’s actually happening somewhere right now.  Though—and I’m not sure whether this is Mazzucco’s point or whether she’s ‘just’ …

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Apologies Women Need to Make (McSweeney’s List)

Brilliantly done!

Why more men than women will die of the COVID virus

(I posted this way back in April of 2020 at, but thought it worth transferring to this blog) (as I’m doing for so many other posts) (hence the recent proliferation of overtly feminist posts)   Why more men than women will die of the COVID virus: 1.  Cleanliness is a girl thing.  Real men …

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