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Bryony Bates @surety ?

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  • Bryony Bates commented on the blog post I Fought the Law and the Law Won   2 years ago · View

    This is absolutely appalling. I’m so shocked every time I come across stories like this, but they crop up with depressing regularity in relation to domestic abuse. Juries often entirely misunderstand the situation. I wonder whether there’s some way of preventing this from happening. I know juries get training on certain issues – perhaps a [...]

  • Bryony Bates commented on the blog post Obvious statements and a humble proposal   2 years ago · View

    I have to say I’m always wary of biological determinism and evolutionary psychology, which is kind of what you’re going with here. Yes men and women think differently and experience different things, and clearly men feel differently towards childbirth and pregnancy to the way that women do. However, I don’t think that precludes meaningful empathy, [...]

  • I’m also bi and am attracted to women in pretty much the opposite way to you – I have a very “straight male” tits and ass approach to women. But I can still get where you’re coming from. I used to feel like maybe I was aping a sexist, objectifying way of fancying girls to [...]

  • Bryony Bates wrote a new blog post: Provocative. adj. Outdated, old-fashioned, obsolete   2 years ago · View

    Thumbnail  A SYTYCB entry A much-rehearsed debate: someone says that if a woman is wearing ‘provocative’ clothing when she’s raped, then she is in some way responsible for what happened to her. No, says someone else, a woman can wear what she likes, men aren’t animals who are unable to control themselves at the sight of [...]

  • Congrats indeed. The relationship between poverty and lack of access to birth control is one of the most powerful pieces of evidence for the fact that “women’s issues” don’t just affect women.

  • Bryony Bates became a registered member   2 years, 1 month ago · View

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