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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]