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  • rhian commented on the blog post Photo of the Day: Attack of the giant vagina!   4 weeks, 1 day ago · View

    Why on earth should Feministing report on “some meeting” of MRAs?

  • rhian commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist Reader   7 months ago · View

    “The first one is wealth: it is quite conceivable that White men are associated with wealth – in other words, they are likelier to have more money than others. Women who want to meet them might very well not be rejecting Blackness as choosing money.” So they don’t want to reply to a black man [...]

  • rhian commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   8 months, 1 week ago · View

    Regarding the “Indian policeman”, what he actually said was in opposition to the argument that if gambling could not be prevented, the state should legalize and tax it. “If you cannot enforce the ban on betting, it is like saying, ‘If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it.” An awful analogy, but really not the [...]

  • rhian commented on the blog post Hating oral sex as the new misogyny? Toward a more feminist sex life   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    I think this is really poorly written satire… I think. My evidence being: 1. Wayne Nutnot’s name links to a twitter account belonging to Stavros Halkias, who claims to be a comedian. 2. The few blatant misogynist lines such as “we should ensure that young girls grow up in a world where they earn equal [...]

  • You can argue that the name of the meme comes from the name of the song. But the reason people are doing that weird dance, as opposed to anything else, is because they think they are doing the Harlem Shake.

  • rhian commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    yeah. i was really disappointed with a lot of feminist response to the quvenzhané wallis tweet, including the one from maryann johanson that was posted here yesterday. she got so caught up in how the onion was really making feminist commentary that it was like she had forgotten that this is about a little girl. [...]

  • No, he does it essentially every time he talks about women. “Our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.” (inauguration) I find it really jarring to listen to, as though suddenly the speech is directed at someone else. And it is bizarre to [...]

  • you abort a pregnancy. not him/her.

  • rhian commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    You guys, the Daily Currant is satire. “TSA spokesperson Dirk Diggler”?

  • rhian commented on the blog post Headline of the Day: “Feminism Kills 27 at US High School”   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Sandy Hook is an elementary school. Adam Lanza was an adult man and 17 when his parents divorced. I realize those are minor points but I can’t even stand to address the rest of this BS.

  • rhian commented on the blog post What We Missed   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Come on, are the Gardasil ads really “contradictory messaging”? “Girls” and “women” are two different groups of people after all. The vaccine is recommended for 12 to 26 year olds. Of course you need two different ad campaigns–one for parents, who are responsible for the health care of their young children, and one for teenagers/young [...]

  • Sadly I think if the diagnosis is removed altogether, then the already limited insurance coverage for transition-related care will become outright nonexistent. I can only see two ways out: 1) this care becomes classified as preventive care that does not require an existing diagnosis, like contraception or cancer screening or 2) we have a real overhaul [...]

  • rhian commented on the blog post Allen West orders wife to be his porn star   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Yes, these were my thoughts exactly. This sounds like D/s to me, and for all we know his wife is as much into it as he is. Frankly, it really does seem to me like gossip and not politically relevant.

  • rhian commented on the blog post Quick Hit: Why don’t more American women use IUDs?   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    There are a some misconceptions on this thread that I wanted to address: 1. The old IUDs (Dalkon Shield) did have a lot of problems and scared a lot of people away from IUDs. But those problems are drastically reduced with today’s IUDs, which are very safe and very effective. Not to say, of course, that [...]

  • rhian commented on the blog post Why is everybody mad at Gwyneth Paltrow?   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    She did censor it, anyway.

  • rhian commented on the blog post White births have been outnumbered by non-white – now what?   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    I don’t really think this means anything. White people are still the largest and most powerful group and will be for a while even after they become a “minority”. It’s also worth noting that “white” is also a category that historically grows to incorporate “other” groups as they gain power (Jews, Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, etc.). POCs, [...]

  • rhian commented on the blog post Breaking: President Obama announces support for same sex marriage   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    I think it’s great that he “personally” thinks that same-sex couples should be allowed to get married. It’s an important public statement by the leader of our country. And yes, it’s a step. But… I am really not that impressed by this. This is not a “decision” and it’s really not “change.” He said in [...]

  • rhian commented on the blog post What we missed   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    I don’t know about that homophobia article. For one thing, their methodology seems to leave their conclusions open to a lot of alternative interpretations. For another, I think that the whole “haha, homophobes are closet gays” argument is itself homophobic.

  • rhian commented on the blog post One Direction to girls everywhere: your low self-esteem is hot   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Yes! Exactly. This is very perceptive.

  • I haven’t read this book, but I’m not willing to tolerate the use of the word “phenomena” in place of “phenomenon”, particularly in Newsweek…

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