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Sam @sam33 ?

active 8 months, 2 weeks ago
  • I hate to be the one to say this given, say, instances like Steubenville and the way the media treated the case. I’m not aware of the specifics of the case that led to the complaint, but your reaction – rolling your eyes at the fear of false accusation and its social consequences – is, [...]

  • Sam commented on the blog post What can we do about feminism’s brand problem?   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    “Equality between men and women is the most commonly accepted, mainstream definition of feminism.” Actually, doesn’t the data you mention as well as your own statement that this is not the definition you use at feministing (certainly one of the more reasoned feminist sites) support the notion that “equality between men and women” simply is [...]

  • Sam commented on the blog post Street harassment, masculinity, and impressing other dudes   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    @Sam L-L, I’m sorry, but all his arguments make the point that women (female behaviour) have *nothing* to do with all this, at all. The three arguments he gives for the existence of street harassment are: “men feeling entitled to women’s bodies, ignoring autonomy because in their minds women exist solely to appease their sexual whims.” [...]

  • Sam commented on the blog post Street harassment, masculinity, and impressing other dudes   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    I don’t doubt that homosocial pressures play a role in encouraging questionable behaviour among some men. I also agree that street harrassment is easily discernible from flirting. I do, however, find monocausal arguments highly problematic, and the “homosociality” argument advanced by many male feminist activists is such an argument. Again, homosocial pressures exist, but to [...]

  • Elizabeth, well, let’s put it that way – for a long time, sex outside of wedlock wasn’t supposed to happen, and people married as fast as they could to have sex. Now they don’t, because they can have sex outside of wedlock. Still, marriage is defined by *two* people who are very likely in a [...]

  • Sam became a registered member   4 years, 1 month ago · View

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