Category Archives: Feminism, sexism, etc

Here’s to a New Beginning and a Renewed Purpose

As I have hinted at in some of the posts I’ve written over the past couple of years, my professional life has been difficult, not because of anything having to do with my job per se, but because the college … Continue reading

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Violent Rape Threats Are An Infringement On Free Speech

Bellechere, a professional costumer and popular cosplayer, has posted that she won’t be attending New York Comic Con, despite having a pass. A man who didn’t like me saying that I cosplay for myself, not for other people, threatened extreme … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When Your Student Tells You Her Father Threatened Her Life? 2

In my last post, I told you about a former student who came to my office distraught because her father had threatened her life. It’s now more than two weeks since I walked her over to the counseling center on … Continue reading

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Female Comic Book Store Employee Fired After Complaining About Rape Jokes

Ick. What a horrible situation. And if the information we have now is accurate – and obviously, it’s possible we don’t have the complete story – it so needlessly escalated. (Bleeding Cool has a bunch of the tweets, mostly from … Continue reading

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There’s More To Being A Feminist Than Favoring Equality

Cartoonist MariNaomi, who I’ve been anthologized with, makes an argument that’s popular among feminists. I think we should stop making this argument, because it’s kind of a cheap shot, and it’s not really true. Scott Alexander, in his pre-Star-Slate-Codex blog, … Continue reading

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One In Four Americans Is A Lot Of Feminists

According to a new Economist/Yougov poll, “Just one in four Americans – and one in three women – call themselves feminists today.” I have no idea how reliable the methodology is, but I’m intrigued by the use of the word … Continue reading

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Being Cautious of Men Versus Being Cautious of Blacks

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What’s Sexist About The Faces In Disney’s Frozen

Animation student Gianna has blogged an excellent essay critiquing the identical faces of the protagonist sisters in Disney’s Frozen. Disney has already proven that that they can easily design female characters who don’t have the Exact Same Face. Then they … Continue reading

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School Won’t Let Bullied Boy Bring ‘My Little Pony’ Bag to Class

School Won’t Let Bullied Boy Bring ‘My Little Pony’ Bag to Class. Thank goodness they weren’t bullying him over having red hair, or the school would presumably have told him to shave his head. Because giving the bullies what they … Continue reading

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Favorite Anti-Feminist Theory Debunked By Purdue Researchers

Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon reports on a study of holding doors open. It turns out that women seemingly don’t chew men out for holding doors open, contrary to the anti-feminist cliche (or if there was a lot of angry women … Continue reading

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