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  • Candice commented on the blog post What will it take for #Occupy to enter the mainstream political conversation?   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    The Tea Party was in absolutely no sense a grassroots movement though. It had massive, massive funding from the same people who fund the GOP. There were no arrests because they were zero threat to the status quo (also arrests and the occupying of a space for a long time were the only things that [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post Breaking: US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans killed in Benghazi   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    The statement Romney is harping on was also released before the actual attack (it was a response to the rioting before the Embassy was stormed), and there are suggestions that the attack was being planned before the islamophobic movie was made, and that the response to it was used as an excuse by the brigade [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post British MP George Galloway defends Assange: It’s not rape if she’s asleep   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Nothing excuses what Galloway said, but considering he has faced political persecution for opposing the Iraq war, it doesn’t surprise me that he has knee-jerked in favour of Assange- he perceives him to be going through a similar thing. He should realize that it’s possible to defend WikiLeaks and freedom of speech without defending Assange [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post Haunting photographs document violence against women   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    This is amazing work, and I love the quote at the start of this post. Norway is one of the greatest places for women to live, but I often see both feminists from outside the country over-idealizing it and clueless but well-meaning Norwegian men reacting to everyday sexism as if “that would never happen here” [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post What’s the right way to be a female Olympic athlete?   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Actually what sucks about this is that people have seen a legitimate problem (the amount of deals, press, and coverage Jones get is ridiculous compared to Dawn Harper, the gold medal winner at Beijing who goes largely ignored) and gone about confronting it the wrong way. They shouldn’t be scrutinizing and criticizing Jones, who hasn’t [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post Speaking of rape jokes…   2 years ago · View

    4chan? Try Reddit, a.k.a the place where 4channers go when other 4channers consider them too misogynistic (and as you pointed out, that’s saying something). The founder of 4chan even shut down /r9k/, the main board where nice guys would congregate to unironically espouse misogyny, out of embarassment (though it was reinstated sometime later). Meanwhile on [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post Enough with “I date women and trans men”   2 years ago · View

    No one is arguing “for the sexual availability of others”, Jesus Christ. The argument is that cis women need to be honest about the reasons their desires are shaped a certain way, not that they should actually change their desires. No one literally wants cis queer women to sleep with trans women if they don’t [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post Enough with “I date women and trans men”   2 years ago · View

    “As a final note, I think it’s offensive to equate a willingness to sleep with trans guys and not cis guys as a symptom of sexual trauma. That’s an old misogynist line about how queer girls are broken in some ways that turned them off men. ” I agree, but Jos didn’t pull this out [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post Enough with “I date women and trans men”   2 years ago · View

    No, she is saying that your reasons for only being attracted to cis men is because you grew up in a society where having a cis penis was the most important defining factor of manhood. This doesn’t make you a bad person or mean you should start sleeping with trans men if you don’t want [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post Enough with “I date women and trans men”   2 years ago · View

    *exclude trans women and NOT trans men, I meant.

  • Candice commented on the blog post Enough with “I date women and trans men”   2 years ago · View

    No one is saying you can’t sleep with whoever you want, regardless of how stupid your reasons are. A white supremacist can only sleep with white people if they want, they shouldn’t be forced to sleep with POC by law. Consent is always going to be personal and not bound by what s morally right. [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post What if dude superheroes posed like lady superheroes   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Oh please, they only look more ridiculous when done by men due to your assumptions and upbringing.

    Captain America had the best butt in the movie and it would have “worked out” even finer to concentrate on his rather than Johansson’s.

  • Candice commented on the blog post Are gender-reveal parties necessarily retrograde?   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    I don’t see how celebrating (presumed to be gender-normative) FAAB babies as much as MAAB ones is “radical”. Sure, it’s nice, but it’s essentially the bare minimum in feminist parenting. You stated that this could be “radical”, and that’s going a bit too far. Nothing can be radical that doesn’t exhaustively examine and overturn myths [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist Reader   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    >”Who better to take on Katie Roiphe’s bullshit than professional dominatrixes?” IDK, maybe some non-professional ones? It’s great to have some info on why people of all genders find sexual submission enticing, but only asking pro-dommes gives the impression that women are only dom in exchange for money rather than its own sake. If you [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post Ohio mom ousted as Boy Scout troop leader for being gay   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Probably because it’s such an ingrained American institution. I mean, I don’t think there’s anything worth saving in marriage, but I still support marriage equality because of its symbolic significance and the fact that many queer people have a palpable desire for it, which should override theoretical concerns. Besides reforming existing insitutions is probably easier [...]

  • She sounds so dull, like the only kind of kink she can even imagine to exist is hetero femsub. Honestly I try to support everyone else in the community, but it seems like there are a lot of this type of women who waffle on and on about their barely-any-different-from-vanilla-heterosex to the exclusion of everyone [...]

  • How is “neo-colonialism” any less classist/academic language than “white saviour industrial complex”? It doesn’t make it less classist that it was coined by a Ghanaian (especially as he was from a well-off family and a head of state for god’s sake). I really have a hard time believing that any given person who is unfamiliar [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Lesley Kinzel   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Dieting =/= eating healthily, is one thing that can be helpful to understand. The word “dieting” is associated in our culture with short-term crash diets that have the purpose of making you lose weight. A “healthy diet” in general is a different thing, it implies that your long-term eating habits are tweaked a bit to [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post Dave Mustaine’s bizarre attempt at relevance: Pseudo-endorsing Santorum   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Samhita, I have to disagree with the rest of the posters. Although I doubt many other metal musicians would endorse Santorum (unless they were born-again Christians like Mustaine) because of his religious extremism, there is a tendency towards the right in metal. Especially extreme metal genres like black metal. It’s more of a libertarian slant [...]

  • Candice commented on the blog post Bachmann Sexism Watch: Get this conservative woman some sex edition   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    No offense, but your friend sounds irritating. It doesn’t matter how sex-positive you think you are, telling people orgasms will solve their problems is reductive, presumes to know whether or not you’re getting any, and erases the anorgasmic people who are just fine with themselves. Plus joking about someone’s sex life is probably the fastest [...]

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