Category Archives: Feminism, sexism, etc

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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No, men aren’t more likely to be hit by an asteroid than falsely accused of rape

So this article – “5 Things More Likely To Happen To You Than Being Falsely Accused Of Rape” – has apparently been reblogged or liked more than 35,000 times on Tumblr. I’m not sure how big that is by Tumblr … Continue reading

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Eight Things I Hate About 23 Trends Guys Hate

I really loathe articles like “23 Trends Guys Hate (But Women Love).” Let me count the reasons why. 1) The misogyny. This article is stuffed with anti-woman tropes, from the prude vs slut dichotomy (high shorts are bad because they … Continue reading

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The Sleepwalker Statue and Freedom of Speech

On the Wellesley campus, the Davis Museum is showing an exhibit of sculptor Tony Matelli’s work, including the above statue set up outside the museum. A student objected to this, on the grounds that the statue could potentially be “triggering,” … Continue reading

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