ArchiveDecember 2013

I won’t be your damsel


It’s been awhile since I posted. So I thought I’d offer up two recent exchanges I had on youtube for your edification.
It was on a video out of India that’s apparently trying to convince women that they’re so frail, a man can hurt them with his majik voodoo eyeballs!…

MISANDRY – Masturbation Hysteria


Masturbation hysteria is a bit of history that isn’t really history yet. The moral panic around boys masturbating back in the late 19th, early 20th centuries was profound and it manifested in many ways. One was a market for what can only charitably be called chastity devices, since the sex they were aiming to prevent wasn’t going to result in inflicting someone else’s baby on anyone, and so was...

IT’S SHIT LIKE THIS, FEMINISTS – If you want to talk about rape…..


We have some tips for you. There are a couple of things you should try to avoid…. Don’t engage in rape denial, rape erasure and rape apology – Don’t try to insist that the overwhelming majority of rapists are male, so as to cover up female rapists; don’t deny that women are socially enabled to apply much greater sexual coercion – gay-shaming, claiming if the guy doesn’t want it he’s insulting...

Caitlin Moran’s Feminism Box


A few weeks ago, Caitlin Moran was part of a group debate organized by CBC in Canada on the subject of whether or not men are obsolete. Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men was part of the premise. Rosin participated in the debate on the “yes they’re obsolete” team; Moran was on the “no they’re not” team.…

GENERAL – Language: More new words


Time for some more new, useful expressions. Let’s go:   Pervarikeet: This is a person who prevaricates – who wiggles and squrims and worms around to avoid telling or acknowledging the truth. The pervarikeet has a lot of tools at his disposal. There is simple denial when presented with the facts – arguments from disbelief or quibbling with the reliability of the study or simply claiming that it...

Honey Badger Radio: Bronies and the Shame Game


Air Date: 05/12/2013
Show Intro (written by Alison Tieman, Narrated by Karen Straughan)
For those who don’t know, Bronies, portmanteau of “bro” plus “pony” are adult male fans of the children’s show “My little pony, friendship is magic.” 
If the title of the show wasn’t a clue, the show is aimed at young girls.…

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