Category: sexism

Man or Bear?

A Woman Who Left Society to Live With Bears Weighs in on “Man or Bear” Read esp from “I need to get away …”

Of Boys and Men, Richard. V. Reeves – Quotes and Notes

Reeves quotes Kristof and WuDunn about the recent trend (which started in the 2010s): “Men in particular felt the loss not only of income but also of dignity that accompanied a good job.” from Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (p62) Poor babies.  Need I point out that women would not …

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sexual assault in the military

from “Dishonorable Behavior” Elizabeth D. Samet Dishonorable Behavior Some good bits: “Among the linguistic tics cadets most quickly acquire is the use of the noun female in lieu of woman. They see it in formal briefings and official documents, and they hear it in everyday conversation. Woman is by far the more usual choice in …

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If men aren’t doing it, it’s probably not ’empowering’ or powerful.

Read that somewhere. Great observation.

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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The Male Privilege Checklist

Check it out. https://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/what-is-the-mens-rights-movement/ Thanks to Francois Tremblay.

Why don’t men sell sex?

Check this out: https://uploads.ovarit.com/390523a9-9760-5cfe-a3ce-ef6d5486cffe.jpg

from Dale Spender’s Nattering on the Net  — quotes and notes

According to 19th C feminist scholar Matilda Joslyn Gage, 9 million women were executed or burned for having knowledge—i.e., for being witches (p163) Wow.  Did not know it was that many.   “Had women ever  contributed to the design of roads and vehicles, there is no doubt that the entire system would look very different.  …

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Catharine MacKinnon on words and images …

“Words and images are how people are placed in hierarchies, how social stratification is made to seem inevitable and right, how feelings of inferiority and superiority are engendered, and how indifference to violence against those on the bottom is rationalized and normalized.” Only Words, p.31