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MKE @caitlin ?

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  • MKE commented on the blog post I’ll get drunk if I want: Why victim-blaming is never a feminist act   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    The part I was talking about in zir post: “We need to educate college women on safety tips for drinking at parties. We need to promote defense classes. We need to instill in women and girls that if you are in a parking lot and a stranger is getting too close to you, you pull [...]

  • MKE commented on the blog post I’ll get drunk if I want: Why victim-blaming is never a feminist act   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    No. Please re-read my response.

  • MKE commented on the blog post I’ll get drunk if I want: Why victim-blaming is never a feminist act   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    “Why would an anti-rape measure have to stop the bulk of rapes to be considered valid?” Uh, no. I didn’t say this. I said it’s ridiculous to suggest that mace and self-defense classes will “end rape,” which is NOT EQUAL TO saying that those things are bad. I was raped while drunk and drugged; I [...]

  • MKE commented on the blog post I’ll get drunk if I want: Why victim-blaming is never a feminist act   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    What I criticized was the idea that it would “end rape,” direct from the author’s post. I didn’t dismiss defense classes outright; I’ve taken them, I enjoy them, but I know they won’t end rape and I know they wouldn’t have done shit to stop my rape. So yes, I think it’s bullshit and harmful [...]

  • MKE commented on the blog post Transgender singer/Spider Man Art Director Sexual Assault Charge   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    How is it not appropriate for Feministing? A pretty core feminist value is the idea that the personal is political. Framing “news” stories as separate than (and more legitimate than) “personal” stories is an old and ugly tactic to silence women — both trans and cis — and a whole bunch of other marginalized folks. [...]

  • MKE commented on the blog post Hey Bargirl!   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Very true.

  • MKE commented on the blog post Women: Do You Work Just for the Sake of Working?   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    This is infuriating. Fabulous article — I’m so glad people like you are bringing this bullshit to light. Thanks for what you do!

  • MKE commented on the blog post Female infanticide on the rise in Nepal   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    I think that you’re failing to make a clear distinction between the two VERY different issues of sex-selective abortion and infanticide. Terminating a pregnancy is not the same thing as murdering an infant child. It’s important that we remember that the tragedy here is not abortion, but the fundamental devaluing of people who are women, [...]

  • MKE commented on the blog post Hey Bargirl!   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Preach! My experiences in the service industry were exactly as you describe. The idea of reporting sexual harassment to my employer was laughable, because (1) the employer participated in and condoned it, (2) it was constant–what would I do, report a dozen incidents every single shift? and (3) even the most loyal, long-term employees are [...]

  • MKE commented on the blog post House votes to defund Planned Parenthood; I am livid   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Just made my donation to Planned Parenthood in honor of Rep. Mike Pence, who will receive an acknowledgement of the donation at his DC address. Thanks for the suggestion, Ann…. that felt good!

  • MKE commented on the blog post Speaking of birthdays…   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    I’m a huge fan! Wishing you a very happy birthday!

  • MKE commented on the blog post “Femininity” is EXPENSIVE.   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Very true! There are serious social consequences when somebody rejects gendered beauty norms. Insecurities and fears are not unwarranted!

  • MKE commented on the blog post Addressing The Opposition: How Do I Explain Chivalry Isn’t A Privilege?   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Because it’s assumed that women aren’t capable of really hurting, abusing, or manipulating their husbands. It’s assumed that moments of violence by women against men are isolated, or inconsequential, or little tantrums, because while women are capable of being real mean bitches, they simply aren’t powerful enough to really hurt a man. Yes, this does [...]

  • MKE commented on the blog post Addressing The Opposition: How Do I Explain Chivalry Isn’t A Privilege?   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Right, because a single person on a feminist website on the internet is clearly representative of the entire movement’s material and ideological position.

  • This is so upsetting. Absolutely heartbreaking. Thanks for sharing this story… just, wow. How do we get this the attention it deserves?

  • MKE commented on the blog post Evidence Mounting in Favour of Male Circumcism   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Which is not to say that social motivators are less legitimate or less powerful, but it’s important to recognize that we’re using the authority of supposedly ‘objective’ medicine to support drastic measures to alter babies’ bodies to conform to very subjective social norms.

  • MKE commented on the blog post Evidence Mounting in Favour of Male Circumcism   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    And I think the “medically necessary” argument is often used speciously to cover up purely social motivations.

  • MKE commented on the blog post Evidence Mounting in Favour of Male Circumcism   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Yes! I think your comparison to female infants is a strong one. While most Westerners would never, ever consider circumcising their girl infant, the practice is largely accepted and encouraged for boy infants. In conversation, most people I’ve spoken with either defend their plan to circumcise their boys as medically necessary (bullshit) or socially necessary [...]

  • MKE commented on the blog post Evidence Mounting in Favour of Male Circumcism   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Agreed.

  • MKE commented on the blog post Jaclyn Friedman and Naomi Wolf debate Assange   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    It’s not about Assange’s guilt or innocence. None of us know what happened, and we probably never will. It’s about the way that these rape charges are being ridiculed, and the way the accusers have been attacked. It’s about the fact that a lot of progressives are contributing to rape culture in their attempt to [...]

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