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Image of Patrick Steward holding a sign that reads "Defend rights for women and girls - Amnesty International".
Why Should Feminists Care About Men?
September 27, 2014 • 4 comments • 1 742 views
Feminism

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.

Worth Reading – Part IX
September 30, 2012 • no comments • 590 views
Worth Reading

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 […]

Worth Reading – Part VII
July 11, 2012 • no comments • 491 views
Worth Reading

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 […]

Worth Reading – Part VI
June 2, 2012 • no comments • 391 views
Worth Reading

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 […]

Easter Message: “Pro Life”
April 7, 2012 • no comments • 296 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 […]