The media is currently full of people with opinions about feminism, like this pieces in Time, but little or no knowledge of the history of feminism and what feminism is in terms of its diversity of ideas and approaches. Feminism is constantly presented as a monolith, constructed as needed by cherry picking whatever suits the critic. Feminism is anything but.
Most people who know a bit about feminist history know that feminism came in waves. In addition there are several branches and off-shoots of feminism, like for instance queer theory. Sure, there are bad off-shoots too, off-shoots that hate men or anything they deem tainted by “maleness”, but they are not the norm.
I’m going to try making these on a monthly basis. So here’s the September highlights from my RSS feeds and Twitter. Secularism and Sexism Jen McCreight who took a stand against the harassment that’s going on in the secularism movement has gotten so much hateful feedback for her initiative that she no longer have the […]
Violence Against Women Dana Bolger, a feminist and student activist is a college rape surviver and tells her story, reposted here: Surviving Rape: What I Want Other College Students to Know About Title IX – Fem2.0 In Sweden it apparently isn’t rape if the victim doesn’t have a vagina. Sweden: Cis man cleared of rape charges because […]
Jen McCreight just got a fun comment on an old blog post that she reposted for our amusement. It is a wonderful little thing of insanity. I decided to play with it. The comment by WanTan Silo is in blue. PZ’s reputation as a reasonable scientist is definitely tarnished by the way he sets aside reason […]
Feminism A sexist airline passenger is kicked of the plane. Imagine you’re a certified commercial pilot, and you’re among the 6.6 percent of them who happen to be women. You’ve passed all the same training as your male colleagues and proven that you can fly a plane just as well. One day, as you prepare […]
As seen on last weeks Bill Maher show: Republicans, Get In My Vagina! from Kate Beckinsale
This article on Ms. Magazine blog by Julia Serano (author of Whipping Girl) deserves a post on its own just to make people aware of it. In my previous “Worth reading” post I linked to the MS. blog series about the future of feminism. In that series was a post about trans feminism that was […]
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 […]