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  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Facebook request from an abusive ex   4 years, 5 months ago · View

    I got a Facebook friend request from an ex the other day.  Normally, I have a policy of saying yes to such requests, provided you’re someone I actually know.  I figure that if I recognize your name, and you want to be my friend, I’ll give it a shot.  So far it’s worked out okay (although [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Guaranteed to offend someone   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    With very rare exceptions, when I find out that I’ve offended someone, it ties my guts in knots. I want to be considerate, and kind. The problem, of course, is that the only way to avoid giving offense is to either remain silent, or to use such blandly inconsequential language that ones ideas are diluted to [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Guaranteed to offend somebody   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    With very rare exceptions, when I find out that I’ve offended someone, it ties my guts in knots.  I want to be considerate, and kind.  The problem, of course, is that the only way to avoid giving offense is to either remain silent, or to use such blandly inconsequential language that ones ideas are diluted to [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: The “Nice Guy” Defense on Bones   4 years, 8 months ago · View

    We’re all familiar with the stereotypical “nice guy” who complains that “women” don’t appreciate him because he’s too nice, women only date jerks, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah. Of course it’s sexist from the start because the guy’s making claims about women as a monolithic group, but these guys generally display a host of other [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: A Positive Definition of Masculinity   4 years, 8 months ago · View

    Courtney’s recent article on masculinity makes me want to share some of my thoughts on the matter. Her thesis is that the ‘new’ masculinity is still defined negatively, that young feminist men know what they don’t want to be, but haven’t yet figured out what their manhood is going to look like. It is, indeed, a [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Kudos to Rockler   5 years, 2 months ago · View

    I’m a woodworker, which means most of the ads and magazines I read related to my hobby are aimed at men.  I happen to be a man, as are most of the woodworkers I know, so maybe this is natural.  Still, every once in a while, I see something that bucks that trend and makes me [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Sexist assumptions   5 years, 6 months ago · View

    I’m reading a Charles Stross novel, and just ran across a scene that my brain just wouldn’t parse until I got to the end and then read it through again. It’s a discussion between the narrator, a nurse, and a cop. They all have clearly different agendas and are otherwise were easy to distinguish, but when [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: “Health” of the mother? WTF, McCain?!   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    McCain’s answer on abortion really pissed me off. First of all, there’s the mendacity of saying "I’d never impose a litmus test on my nominees; I only care if they’re qualified." and then following it up with "I don’t think anyone who thinks Roe v. Wade was decided properly is qualified to be on the Supreme [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Hey, you’re talking smack about someone I love!   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Why is it so easy to play the "I hate my body, too!" game?  I do think women do it more than men, but I can tell you as a man that we do it, too.  Particularly as we’re getting older. So, what do you do?  The title is a line I’ve used to try and derail [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Obama hits McCain on choice issue   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    Obama’s running an ad in some battleground states calling out McCain for being anti-choice .  Nice.

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Feminist Science Fiction?   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    I get the impression from some of the comments on the site that we have some science fiction fans at Feministing.  What are some of your favorites?

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Post-feminist masculinity   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    My wife and I were talking the other night about a thread on Feministing about what role men would have in a "feminized world". We ended up having an interesting discussion, and she suggested that I try to bring some structure to the ideas and turn them into a post. I wanted to start with a [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Giving credit to William Saletan   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    William Saletan has caught a lot of grief about abortion politics, but he’s got good points about the Bush administrations new regs about "the right of employees to refuse to facilitate any abortifacient chemical or activity" .  He’s being snarky, but in so doing raises the serious point about the many activities (breastfeeding!) and substances (caffeine!) that would [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Advice for dads?   6 years ago · View

    Pandrosian’s post on dad/daughter relationships in the media got me thinking about dads and daughters. Of course, I’m thinking about that pretty much all the time, since my daughter just turned 4 weeks old today. I’ve been a feminist by temperament for my whole life, and called myself one since college, which was, well, a while ago. [...]

  • litcritter0 wrote a new blog post: Strip searched for Ibuprofen?!   6 years ago · View

    I like to think that if a middle school assistant principal strip searched my daughter because of a rumor that she might be carrying ibuprofen, I would go to every single school board meeting and demand to know why he/she hadn’t been fired yet.  But when I look into my heart of hearts, I feel a [...]

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