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Tag: Feminism

Easter Message: “Pro Life”
April 7, 2012 • no comments • 497 views
Freethought

The fundamentalist’s crusade against Planned Parenthood and what they so ironically call “pro life” has been appearing a lot in my news feed lately. Last Sunday some of the more extremist of these people even bombed a clinic in Wisconsin, USA. It isn’t the first time. Of course, they are not all crazy lunatics. Some […]

MRA: A War on Women?
March 10, 2012 • one comment • 1 050 views
Sexism

I sometimes write about feminism, but I rarely write about the anti-feminists. I do follow the blog Man Boobz though, and yesterday I found a link to an interesting article from Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organisation dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, titled “Leader’s Suicide Brings Attention to Men’s Rights Movement”. The […]

Riley’s Rant
January 1, 2012 • no comments • 356 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 • 749 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 […]

#MenCallMeThings Round-up
November 14, 2011 • 2 comments • 763 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 • 352 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 […]

Women in the Workplace
October 28, 2011 • no comments • 332 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 […]