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Matthew T. Jameson @mjameson ?

active 1 year, 7 months ago
"“men don’t actually think about sex all day long–sometime their minds turn to food and sleep.” Little bits of petty sexism like this are not advancing the feminist cause. The study finding was that food and sleep-related thoughts were roughly [...]" · View
  • Matthew T. Jameson commented on the blog post Quote of The Day: Andrea Dworkin   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Not to put words in the previous commenter’s mouth, but I think he is suggesting some doubt about the sincerity of Dworkin’s appeal to men to end men’s violence against women. It is hard to imagine any interpersonal context where a sincere appeal to action includes the statement, “The preponderance of evidence suggests that you’re [...]

  • Matthew T. Jameson commented on the blog post Quote of The Day: Andrea Dworkin   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Pornography says as much about male desire and history (as a monolithic, universal entity) as romance novels say about female desire and history (again, monolithic, and universal).

    In other words, not much.

  • That was the part that was off-putting to me, too. He several times used second-person plurals (we/our) in reference to men, as though “we” are men and “they” are women. It’s nice to be in the president’s in-group, but I’d rather it not be limited to 48 percent of the population or whatever men constitute.

  • Would you consider the terms “woman-phobic” and “person-of-color-phobic” as acceptable synonyms for misogynistic and racist, though? The term homophobic assumes a causal model where hatred must always flow from fear, and that the two terms can therefore be used interchangeably. If what we are describing is anti-gay action, why not just call it that instead [...]

  • That makes for a good platitude, but it’s not clear that hatred necessarily follows from fear. If what we are describing is hateful behavior, why not just call it like we see it, rather than inferring a causal model (fear->hate) and assuming that hate and fear are interchangeable? Also, phobia and fear are not the [...]

  • Matthew T. Jameson commented on the blog post Where are the women?   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Did I say feminism is just for women? Nope. Actually I think male voices are very important to feminism. This particular website, though, happens to be staffed entirely by women. It might be nice if there were a male voice contributing. Perhaps you should volunteer, since it sounds like you are awfully passionate about making [...]

  • Matthew T. Jameson commented on the blog post Where are the women?   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    As a dude, I can’t help but facepalm at this comment. Would it be nice for there to be a male editor at Feministing? Sure, fine, whatever. It means something completely different, though, for a website dedicated to Feminism to have a staff that is all women than a magazine called “The Nation” or “The [...]

  • Matthew T. Jameson posted an update:   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    ”men don’t actually think about sex all day long–sometime their minds turn to food and sleep.”

    Little bits of petty sexism like this are not advancing the feminist cause. The study finding was that food and sleep-related thoughts were roughly equal in frequency to sex-related thoughts, NOT that men’s thoughts overall are dominated by those three topics, to the exclusion of others.

  • I’m curious, and I don’t mean to ask this in a combative way, but what exactly in Mrs. Obama’s anti-obesity effort is fat-shaming? Part of the reason I ask this is that I sometimes feel like merely acknowledging the health risks and societal costs of obesity warrant the label, at least within the Feministing community [...]

  • Matthew T. Jameson commented on the blog post It’s Equal Pay Day! This just in: pay still not equal   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Well-put!

  • Matthew T. Jameson commented on the blog post Fewer than 5% of new jobs went to women in the last year   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    This is definitely concerning, since it would be great if everybody’s unemployment rates were dropping. However, absolute unemployment rates for men, if you read the linked article, are still higher for men than for women: “Between January and February, unemployment rose slightly among women (to 8 percent from 7.9 percent) even as it declined slightly [...]

  • Did anyone say otherwise? Your comment seems completely out of left field.

  • I had a very similar reaction to this article. I often find myself wondering exactly what this “plight” of single women is, and why it is so bad. Nobody cares about the “plight” of single men, though. Is it any worse? For what it’s worth, I enjoyed being single, enjoyed dating and now enjoy being [...]

  • It seems like you’re assuming that because the author’s perspective is not as feminist as you might like (and I perceive it as pretty anti-feminist, too), you’ve assumed the author must really be a man. Did it ever occur to you that a woman might be, you know, antifeminist (plenty are)? Or that she might [...]

  • You’re not being weird at all. I would also like to take a look at the wording.

  • Matthew T. Jameson commented on the blog post Sex-obsessed Super Bowl   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Is there evidence that you are aware of that underage prostitution or sex trafficking increase during the Super Bowl or other major sporting events? I agree that simply dismissing this notion is problematic, but it also behooves us to determine if, in fact, there is any relationship between these three variables (sporting events, underage prostitution [...]

  • Matthew T. Jameson commented on the blog post What We Missed   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    I didn’t see anything about a boy’s “feminine side,” in the linked article. I saw a young man who enjoys certain things that are inconsistent with masculine gender stereotypes. The concept that those things are part of a “feminine side” feels very gender essentialist to me. I don’t know. Perhaps I protest too much. What [...]

  • Can you explain what you see as “sexist and stereotypical messages about gender roles and relationships” and why they are “ridiculous”? What I’m seeing here is an interesting study that, using a well-controlled, double-blinded design, appears to demonstrate that tears may be a vehicle for pheromone-based communication in humans, a facet of human behavior that [...]

  • Nothing that the scientists did suggests that they don’t believe women should express emotions toward men. In fact, if you actually take even a cursory glance at the research, you will see that the men DID NOT see any expression of negative emotionality, they merely smelled the tears the women excreted. What, if anything, in [...]

  • “Fuck these scientists”? Why?

    What about their study is sexist/anti-feminist?

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