Category Archives: Feminism, sexism, etc

13 Notes About #GamerGate

1) Gamergate started out with a huge misogynist outburst against (female and feminist) game developer Zoe Quinn. The term “gamergate” itself was coined by right-wing actor Adam Baldwin (of Firefly fame), endorsing a Youtube video which falsely accused Quinn of … Continue reading

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Red Pills and Ants

Recent events at a blog that rhymes with Shmetal-Moptimized reminded me of the existence of sociobiology and of people who imagine that human beings – and ants and bonobos and every other species — are driven primarily by biological imperatives, … Continue reading

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The Politics of Being a Man Who Survived Childhood Sexual Violence

As I said in the blog post I wrote about the artist’s grant I received this year from the Queens Council on the Arts, I plan to use the blogging I do, as well as my newsletter (click to sign … Continue reading

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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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