Category Archives: Feminism, sexism, etc

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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Daddy posts cute parenting photo. Racist comments ensue. WTF?

This is a cute photo. It’s a photo of Doyin, the blogger at Daddy Doin’ Work. If it had come up on my facebook feed, I would have said “oh, cute!” and that would be that. But when Doyin posted … Continue reading

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The Feminist Perspective Scale

I took the “feminist perspective scale” quiz, just for fun. Here are my results: Perspective Score Liberal feminist 47 Women of Color 41 Cultural feminist 32 Socialist feminist 30 Radical feminist 28 Conservative 13 “The Feminist Perspectives Scale differentiates between … Continue reading

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13-Year-Old Boy Suspended For Carrying Purse At School

From a Fox News site, credited to CNNwire, but also credited to KCTV: Boy, 13, Suspended Over Vera Bradley Purse Garnett, KS (KCTV) — A 13-year-old Kansas eighth-grader says he was suspended from school on Wednesday because he refused to … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Enjoys Making Fun of Fat Women

To be fair, it’s not just fat women in the street Mitt likes making fun of; he also likes making fun of fat men. Mitt also cared about fitness and was prone to poke fun at those who didn’t. (“Oh, … Continue reading

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