Category Archives: Feminism, sexism, etc

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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“For My Son, A Kind of Prayer” is in Voice Male Magazine

This publication makes me very happy. If you don’t know about Voice Male, you should. My poem is on page 28 of the current issue:

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Rereading the Book Proposal for “Evolving Manhood”

So I am gearing up to write a book proposal for work that is connected to my Persian translations (about which more in subsequent posts). I’m using as my reference the same book that I used when I wrote the … Continue reading

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Lines That Didn’t Make The Cut – Ruth’s Story

Trigger warning: These lines describe the sexual exploitation of a young woman. Ruth’s Story It wasn’t like I showed him anything he hadn’t seen before. Besides, he took the ones with clothes, the good ones, only if I did a … Continue reading

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Trying To Be an Ally: Thinking About Hejab, Muslim Invisibility, and the Casual Hatred that is Cultural Appropriation (2)

I was inspired to write this series of posts–part 1 is here–after reading The Hijabinist’s post, “Here’s what’s wrong with hijab tourism and your cutesy ‘modesty experiments.’” The post takes note of and criticizes a pattern that the author traces … Continue reading

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Two excellent but long comic strips about sexual harassment and assault

I thought this cartoon by sci-fi novelist Jim Hines was terrific, despite his lack of technical skill: Then click over and read Street Harassment In An Ideal World, which is very possibly the most delightful cartoon about harassment ever. And … Continue reading

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