Category: sexism

Can’t decide which is more appalling …

While reading Laura Bates’ Men Who Hate Women, a scene from a movie based on a true story about a young woman who was captured by a man and kept imprisoned/enslaved by him for years popped into my head: at one point, she was allowed outside to help him wash his car or something and …

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And the production of porn is not a hate crime

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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How to be Successful without Hurting Men’s Feelings, Sarah Cooper

A light fun read with a few great punches: – re the perfect voice pitch for women … too high and you’re shrill, too low and you’re gruff, just right “not yet achieved by any woman” – chap 2 – lots of ‘When a man says X, it’s Y, but when a woman says X, …

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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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Postscript to 13 Reasons Why

In case anyone’s still watching 13 Reasons Why (and see my lengthy post at https://www.hellyeahimafeminist.com/13-reasons-make-movie-maybe-write-novel-without-acknowledging-elephant-room/) … Tyler’s getting raped is presented as SO MUCH WORSE than either Jessica or Hannah getting raped. OF COURSE.

If Michelangelo had been a woman …

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

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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Solo Women’s Invisible Economic Expenses

It really hit home when my father gave me twenty bucks for a pizza, his treat.  As if I were a teenager.  Instead of a 50-year-old woman with a mortgage to pay, property taxes,  and monthly bills for oil, electricity, phone, internet, tv, house insurance, car insurance…  Amazing.  He was sitting in my living room …

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