Category: gender issues

Kathleen Stock, Material Girls – a few quotes and notes

“So: it follows from the logic of [Judith] Butler’s worldview [social constructionism] not only that there are not two naturally pre-given, stable biological sexes, but also that there are no pre-given facts about natural selection. There is no sexual reproduction. There are no pre-given chemical elements or biological species. There is no climate change, at …

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Men Who Hate Men: the extremism nobody is talking about, Laura Bates

I highly recommend this book! (Laura Bates is the person behind “Everyday Sexism” for those of you who don’t know …) A few quotes and notes … About all the pick-up artist sites (p79) teaching men what to say and do, how to trick a woman into having sex with him – They must not …

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When someone tells you transwomen aren’t really a problem…

A post by Namename over on Feminist Current: We have already seen men demand access to female prisons and be given it (several countries), and on at least one occasion that has led to female prisoners being assaulted. We have seen men insist on access to female rape shelters on several occasions (several countries), and …

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If Michelangelo had been a woman …

Great McSweeney’s list here! Add title Great McSweeney’s list here!

If Laurel Hubbard was actually a woman…

South Park on trans sports … Hilarious!

   

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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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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