Ladies Against Fetishizing Motherhood

You just can’t make this stuff up. The Ladies Against Feminism (for real) co-sponsored a “baby conference” where Michelle Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting received the “Mother of the Year Award.”
As Amanda tweeted, “I fail to see how being physically capable of non-stop pregnancy is the same thing as being the world’s best mother…That’s like saying the guy who can eat 50 hot dogs in a minute is the world’s greatest gourmand.” Why is ultimate motherhood simply about having as many babies as possible? And when oh when is the Christian Right going to stop promoting the notion that women’s ultimate purpose is incubating?
I also think it’s worth noting that the founder of Ladies Against Feminism, Jennifer Chancey thinks women shouldn’t vote or hold office. So apparently being a dope mother is also about teaching your children that women don’t deserve or need equal rights.
via Shelby Knox.

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Male viewer writes letter to the editor explaining why women can’t play soccer

This weekend, England’s women’s soccer team played Germany in an historic match at Wembly national stadium. As the Independent reports, “It was the first standalone game for women at the home of football, drew a record crowd of 46,000, was shown live in TV coverage on the BBC, and introduced a generation of young girls to the idea of the women’s team being treated the same as the men for the first time.” 

After the game, one male viewer, David Hickey, wrote a letter to the editor asking why it was aired when women’s soccer clearly doesn’t compare to the men’s game. “Women can’t play football,” he wrote. “They don’t even know the basic rules.” Here’s his full message:

 

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“Grow a thicker skin”: this admonition is given to pretty much anyone that spends even a micron of their time in the public eye of Sauron. It’s been on my mind a lot lately due to the GamerGate business that’s wracked the video game world of late. As a result of that groundswell, I was subjected to a slew of truly awful harassment and bigotry, hands down the worst in both volume and cruelty that I’d seen in my career. Just the other night I was derided as “the post-op tranny” by some random Twitterer– and that’s one of the nicer comments I’ve received.

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