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  • Malaise commented on the blog post Israel’s theocratic sex-ed problem   1 year ago · View

    Ugh. It’s things like this that make the constant religious warfare and strife seem even more stupid; in the end, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism all look pretty much the same, especially their reliance on social control. Nothing cuts into the recruitment of fundamentalists like freely available information and people who can live freely and think [...]

  • Malaise commented on the blog post Thanksgiving Open Thread   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    That e-card is so true! Just read an article mentioning that: The War On Thanksgiving.

    Anyway, this year I tried to be thankful TO people rather than FOR people. Telling myself I’m lucky to know such lovely people is perhaps less useful than telling them that.

  • Malaise commented on the blog post What We Missed   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Ugh. For whatever reason, consensual sex always seems to leave many quick to deride the participants as horrible people, while non-consensual advances somehow never garner the same sort of backlash from the masses. I think the most stark contrast for me was during the Herman Cain campaign, when the numerous reports of sexual harassment were [...]

  • Malaise commented on the blog post How many women dressed up kinda like Karlie Kloss for Halloween?   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    I think to me the sexualized tribal princess is much worse than the sexualized geisha simply because sexualization was the stock in trade for the self-styled geisha girls in Japan half a century ago. It’s a bit more troubling to take aspects of someone’s culture that are not inherently tied up with sexualization, and then [...]

  • Malaise commented on the blog post Domino’s Pizza thinks rape is a joke   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Ugh. Domino’s is awful in all respects. The Z’s have pretty much said what I was going to; Zerlina is right that they make terrible tasteless pizza (in addition to terrible tasteless box copy), and Zed beat me on pointing out that horrible anti-woman politics have been behind Domino’s since the beginning.

  • Malaise commented on the blog post Christopher Hitchens saw WMDs in Iraq but missed the humor in women   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Even the smartest people can make some dumb mistakes. I think Hitchens was a brilliant man in many respects — and I hope he is remembered for his many worthwhile contributions — but his article on women and humor was dead wrong. (I think my favorite response was this Washington Post column featuring rebuttal quips from [...]

  • Yeah, definitely one of those things that’s depressing to read because it’s so painfully true, and commenters will reliably leap in to act out the worst types of comments just in case you doubt it’s really that bad. The Internet is so helpful that way.

  • In the wake of Gizmodo writer Alyssa Bereznak’s story about meeting Magic: the Gathering world champion Jon Finkel on OKCupid (and quickly rejecting him), and the many defensive (and often misogynist) comments and replies to said story, Geordie Tait at StarCityGames.com has written an open letter to his someday daughter , a fantastic wake-up call to gamers. [...]

  • Malaise commented on the blog post Hasidic newspaper erases the women from that iconic Situation Room photo   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Some much-needed balance in the form of a photoshop with the men removed.

  • Malaise became a registered member   3 years, 4 months ago · View

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