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Fuck you very much Utne Reader

Yeah. What she said.

Inferior, Angela Saini

Just a few quotes and notes – “… the perennial problem of childcare, which lifts women out of their jobs at precisely the moment that their male colleagues are putting in more hours and being promoted” (p6)—yeah, to avoid childcare “It was also thought that merely having women around might disrupt the serious intellectual work …

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John Mulaney on Drag Queens

Some excellent lines, for example: “What is your notion of a woman based on?” “[re mean and rude drag queens] You could’ve stayed a guy if you were going to be an asshole about it.”   <

When you support trans rights …

Check L. Harris out: The Real Meaning of “trans-rights”

Misogyny: a clear case of projection

Misogyny is a simple and clear case of psychological projection, a defence mechanism whereby one denies the existence of a quality in oneself and instead attributes it to the other—’it’s not me, it’s you’.  Men hate that they want us, that their thought, their behavior, is so overwhelmingly and relentlessly occupied with wanting us.  Instead …

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Where did all the good guys go?

Sometimes I feel like I haven’t grown up at all.  I didn’t get married; I didn’t have kids; I didn’t fall into any kind of career path.  Basically, I’m still doing what I did in my twenties: reading, writing, thinking, listening to music, and running/walking through the forest.  In short, my passions haven’t changed. But …

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Sexism and Sports

Watch the video:

Why are cosmetics routinely sold in pharmacies?

That’s it. That’s my post. Any answers out there?

A wry smile for those over fifty or so

“Women’s magazines are typically associated with check-out lines in grocery stores, where they sport loud headlines that either promise a “beach body” in ten days, or describe exciting new ways to please a man in bed. (Back in the old days, all you had to do was show up.)” Erica Verrillo

The Problem with Content Filters

A while ago, I sent an email to libraries informing them of several new books I’d published, hoping to interest them in acquiring one or two.  The email was blocked by mail filters for “inappropriate content”.    Here are the book descriptions I’d used: Fighting Words: notes for a future we won’t have.  Fact-driven fiction.  Speculative.  …

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