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Riley’s Rant
January 1, 2012 • no comments • 526 views
Sex & Gender

This video became very popular just over a week ago. It is a short clip with a little girl called Riley having a rant about why girl’s toys are pink and why they have to buy princesses. Over on We Are SkeptiXX, Julia Lavarnway posted a comment by Ben Radford, and her own reply to […]

Guyliners and All Things Pink
December 31, 2011 • 2 comments • 1 029 views
Sex & Gender

A while back I was watching one of Tim Minchin’s videos on YouTube, and against better judgement ended up browsing the comments. One person commented on him wearing eyeliner – calling it “guyliner”. I’ve heard it being called that many times, but suddenly I thought: Why the hell do they call it that? What’s wrong […]

Misogyny? In Nature you say?
November 23, 2011 • 2 comments • 915 views
Feminism

A couple of months back a strange article titled “Womanspace” appeared on Nature’s website. It is an impressive piece of misogynist shit. Claimed by the author, Ed Rybicki, in a comment to be “tounge-in-cheek”: Ed Rybicki said: I wrote this tongue-in-cheek, but I swear I’ve witnessed my daughter entering Womanspace recently: she’s 16, and has […]

#MenCallMeThings Round-up
November 14, 2011 • 2 comments • 957 views
Feminism, Sexism

For a little while now the hashtag #mencallmethings has been very busy on Twitter. The hashtag was started by blogger Sady Doyle last Monday. This hashtag has spawned a number of articles and blogposts. I have gone through the tweets and collected the most relevant links. Yes, it did take me several hours! Here they […]

Misogynist Trolling
November 6, 2011 • no comments • 515 views
Feminism, Sexism

Every time the issue of feminism comes up in a blog post somewhere online, a number of misogynist trolls will soon show up. You could probably bet good money on their swift appearance—crawling out from whatever cave it is they live in. You also get the regular misogyny-apologist who usually is someone who simply don’t […]

Three Things to Ask a Believer
November 6, 2011 • no comments • 453 views
Freethought

Here are three questions I think you should ask yourself about your own beliefs. I will elaborate on them by applying them to religion, but the principle should go for most beliefs; for instance belief in science, philosophy or politics too. 1. Why do you believe the things you believe, and when did you start […]

Women in the Workplace
October 28, 2011 • no comments • 430 views
Sex & Gender

Over on Skepchick a link was posted yesterday to a post on The Clayman Institute for Gender Research website at Stanford University. It is titled Breaking down barriers for women in the workplace, and provides an interesting insight into the situation for women in the workplace from a perspective of men who have made a […]