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  • TD commented on the blog post Rape as Comedy: Why ‘Horrible Bosses’ Is A Pretty Terrible Movie.   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    Charlie Day’s character’s situation had to play out the way it did. The entire point was to establish that the regular avenues the character might use are unavailable to them. For Charlie Day this meant that it needed to be well established in the audience’s mind that a sexual harassment suit would be doomed to [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Alma mater sponsors men’s conference with no women’s counterpart   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Expecting feminists to expend the same amount of effort fighting against those vanishingly rare instances where men are underprivileged is, again, disingenuous. Yeah, minor things like grossly disproportionate conviction/sentencing rates between men and women for criminal matters. The exclusion of male children from tax payer funded family shelters for domestic violence. Or in this case, rapidly [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Alma mater sponsors men’s conference with no women’s counterpart   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Or… could it be that you are selectively cherry picking certain easily refutable arguments and letting them serve as a stand-in for all of feminist ideology? Or it could be that all of feminist ideology is circumscribed by the cult of domesticity with the removal of any aspect which might be viewed as limiting towards women [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Alma mater sponsors men’s conference with no women’s counterpart   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    There are all manner of events, leadership conferences, training courses, and even entire programs at top tier co-ed universities open exclusively to women. My public schools had virtually every imaginable extracurricular course open exclusively to women with no male counterpart programs. This is despite the fact that girls averaged full grade point higher than the [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Bad Portrayal of Feminism on TV Show “Greek”   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    This isn’t exactly a dissonant view from a bulk of modern feminists. If you take the cult of domesticity, remove the aspects about what women cannot (or should not do) but leave the rest, you have a document which most modern feminists ascribe to. Specifically one which exults women as more moral individuals. Its the [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Evidence Mounting in Favour of Male Circumcism   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Its incomparable to the MMR vaccine because the MMR vaccine provides benefits while the child is still incapable of having an informed opinion. Any of the espoused benefits of circumcision are not present until the person engages in sexual activity and at that point the person is able to choose between a wide variety of [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Electronic dating violence among teens   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    All forms of dating violence increase as youth get older

    Every question listed seems to be of a cumulative nature thus you will invariably get more responses from people the older they get.

  • TD commented on the blog post New study confirms that women give more money than men   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    How do you compare spending rates when most spending is done not by the individual but by the family. Are women simply more likely to be the ones to write the check? In which case isn’t this just part and parcel with women being the primary spender in most families?

  • TD commented on the blog post Ugandan hit list further confirms an age of rampant homophobia   4 years ago · View

    If one needs more evidence beyond teen suicides and the uphill DADT battle to realize that the state of rampant, unchecked homophobia is at an all-time high, check out this recent issue of the Ugandan Rolling Stone Newspaper:

    This is just absurd hyperbole. It would be laughable were it not so utterly offensive.

  • TD commented on the blog post Addressing The Opposition: How Do I Explain Chivalry Isn’t A Privilege?   4 years, 1 month ago · View

    I’m stating that the ‘opposition’ isn’t quite so clear cut, yes, non-custodial mothers are ordered to pay child support. But that isn’t the end of the discussion. There is a whole discussion revolving around child support from the basis of calculation (what the court believes a person could earn as opposed to what they are [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Addressing The Opposition: How Do I Explain Chivalry Isn’t A Privilege?   4 years, 1 month ago · View

    Of course they would. Except the case law was decided in the exact opposite direction when the victim is a woman. The interests of the child override the interests of the parent. Why? If society has an issue with the situation society can pay for it. The acts of criminals routinely fall to society resolve, they should [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Addressing The Opposition: How Do I Explain Chivalry Isn’t A Privilege?   4 years, 1 month ago · View

    In these days, husband and wife both work, but the wife is the one who is given the most responsibility for children and domestic work. Many wives and mothers work all day like their husbands and come home and start working on their second job, while many husbands sit on the sidelines in this area because [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Sexism is sexist!   4 years, 1 month ago · View

    The statistic relies on defining rape strictly as penetration by the perpetrator. The only circumstance where it is a female rapist will have her actions recorded according to the statistic is if she penetrates someone with a foreign object. There is a long list of acts which qualify as rape and sexual assault across the [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Sexism is sexist!   4 years, 1 month ago · View

    But if you were only interested in pointing out facts, why not use accurate ones? That listing of facts is also condemned by often being done with the explicit or implicit effort to demonize men. One use I’ve seen is to claim that male victims of rape shouldn’t be allowed access to support networks because [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Sexism is sexist!   4 years, 1 month ago · View

    This isn’t the case though – sure, about 99% of rapes are committed by men but it surely is not sexist to say this? Its sexist because your statistic is incorrect, but was picked because it paints a clear “men are evil, women are innocent” picture. Its sexist because by misrepresenting the statistics you are attempting [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Youth and the Loss of Feminism   4 years, 2 months ago · View

    Feminism gained a negative reputation by the actions of a select group of feminists, which tend to make the news because of their actions, not by a grand conspiracy on the part of the media. Feminism partly out of ideological reasons does not practice message control for fear of silencing the fringe . As a [...]

  • TD commented on the blog post Yes, Virginia, there is a wage gap   4 years, 2 months ago · View

    The vast majority of American companies don’t have paid maternity leave, because our government doesn’t make it compulsory? Making it so the company pays for maternity leave is a bad idea. It creates a massive disincentive to hire women if the company is not solely on the hook to find a temporary replacement for a skilled [...]

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