Browsing All posts tagged under »feminism«

Triggered

July 8, 2014

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A few weeks ago I tweeted a link to an old blog post of mine, the one about the after effects of having been physically assaulted several years ago. I broadcast it again, over a year after I first wrote it, because of the #YesAllWomen campaign which happened in response to a mass shooting in the USA that was motivated by the killer’s hatred of women.

I Had an Article Published

March 25, 2013

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It’s about SlutWalk and the sexual oppression of women. It’s published on We Matter Media and it goes like this: Apparently women who like to have a lot of sex want to be able to be called sluts and call themselves sluts without it being an insult or put down. They want SlutWalk to be both […]

New Project: Women of Genesis

February 25, 2013

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The Book of Genesis is the first book of all Christian Bibles and of the Torah. It is the story of how some of the ancient Semitic peoples became Jewish. Throughout the book, the god of the Hebrews reveals himself to Noah and Abraham and some of their relatives through various draconian catastrophes. It also chronicles the […]

The Internet, Feminism and Men

February 7, 2013

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Whenever some misogynist-trolling-of-intelligent-woman scandal has exploded in the (anti‑)feminist webosphere over the last decade or so (ie since I started tapping into it), I’ve seen countless variations of this idea, mainly from intelligent men sympathetic to the concept that women are equal to men: “All these sexists on the internet need to ask themselves how […]

The Problem with Magazines

November 26, 2012

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In a pub bathroom the other day, I saw a poster ad for Cosmopolitan magazine. For some reason it struck me as particularly offensive – even more so than the coverlines of mainstream magazines usually do. This is it: I thought it would be a fun exercise to unpack the assumptions behind the statements on […]

A tale of insidious sexism

November 2, 2012

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So there was this guy on Twitter the other day who was saying he wanted to help professional women in a male-dominated industry set up a support group for themselves. When it was pointed out that the best way he could help was to shut up and let women take care of themselves, he decided […]

Why are women having so much trouble when feminism has been around for ages?

October 29, 2012

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If anyone ever asks you why there are so few women managers/executives/politicians/with power of any kind when we’ve had ‘equal opportunity’ or whatever for, like, almost a whole generation, show them this. Then point out that this is just one piece of the shit women have to wade through every single day. If they’re still listening, get […]