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Clementine Ford on Female Bodies

Ford publishes a weekly column for Fairfax Media in Australia. She’s smart, funny, and refreshingly sane about the crap that women deal with in male-dominated culture. Here she is talking about showing skin in public while not conforming to society’s … Continue reading

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They Get You Coming and Going

Alas, this is all too true… Woman: I’m smart Patriarchy: Well you’re probably ugly then Woman: I’m creative Patriarchy: You mean unattractive right? Woman: I have all these incredible accomplishments Patriarchy: Yeah but look how ugly you looked doing them … Continue reading

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Andy Murray on Women Coaching Men

Here’s his response to questions about whether it’s okay for a male player to have a female coach: “I don’t really care whether some of the other male players like it or not. That’s not something that bothers me. I … Continue reading

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Rape Culture: You’re Soaking In It

So another day, another mass murder in the US. This one committed by an unstable young man with creepily entitled and misogynistic attitudes. Women didn’t adore him the way he thought he should be adored, so he decided to kill … Continue reading

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John Scalzi on the Steubenville Rape Case

Steubenville and CNN and the Rest – Whatever. He writes sensibly about the disconcerting coverage of this case. It’s a nasty one. Small-town jocks, strip, piss on, masturbate on, digitally penetrate, and lug unconscious girl from place to place in … Continue reading

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The Republican Party and Rape

The real Republican rape platform | Jill Filipovic | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk. Filipovic points out just how nasty and misogynistic the Republican agenda really is (bold mine): Underlying the Republican rape comments and actual Republican political goals are … Continue reading

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How (Not) to Respond to Writers Who Decry Sexism

Strategy number one: Refuse to accept that the writer’s experience of the world can be different from your experience as a straight white guy. Demand proof of their assertions but only from sources that you deem credible. Focus on details … Continue reading

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