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Tag: Sexism

Worth Reading – Part I
December 30, 2011 • 2 comments • 412 views
Worth Reading

First, two excellent posts by Laurie Penny: Santa Claus – domestic terrorist? What “panda-gate” tells us about sexism Also, there has been a bit of a shitstorm over a picture posted on reddit with a 15 year old girl who got a book by Carl Sagan for Christmas. Rebecca Watson wrote about it: Reddit Makes Me […]

Definition: Ad Feminam
December 4, 2011 • no comments • 219 views
Other

ad fem·i·nam adj. Appealing to irrelevant personal considerations concerning women, especially prejudices against them. A term coined in 1963. Modelled on the much older ad hominem, it refers to attempts to defeat an argument rooted in sexist prejudice against women. The term is most frequently used in this sense in feminist philosophy, to note systemic […]

Why Saudi Women Shouldn’t Drive
December 3, 2011 • 2 comments • 275 views
Feminism, Sexism

 According to some kooks from the Saudi highest religious council and a former university professor, letting women drive will lead to an increase in prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce. No less! What does that mean? It also means that Saudi Arabia will run out of virgins very fast. Now that’s what I call a serious […]

#MenCallMeThings Round-up
November 14, 2011 • 2 comments • 545 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 […]

Women in the Workplace
October 28, 2011 • no comments • 206 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 […]