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Dan C @zeenacheda ?

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  • Dan C commented on the blog post Feminist radicalism isn’t a “brand problem”   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    Very well said, as usual. One of the most common arguments people use against feminism is the “moving target” complaint.

  • Dan C commented on the blog post Feminist radicalism isn’t a “brand problem”   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    I disagree a little bit. I don’t see feminism as some sort of destroyed brand. I don’t think feminism’s failures have much to do with branding at all. However, I do think that the tone used by many feminists is, sometimes, very limiting. We’ve heard this story before. Everyone says they’re for equality, but when [...]

  • Dan C commented on the blog post What can we do about feminism’s brand problem?   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    I’ve been waiting years for this post. Thanks, Samhita!

    The gap between how feminism is understood by women’s studies majors, and how it is understood by most other people, is vast. The best feminists are the ones who really devote themselves to explaining (selling) feminism to the masses. I think Jessica always understood this.

  • Dan C commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist Reader   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    No feministing Mad Men recap????

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

    Not sure if this counts: Sheryl Sandberg KILLED it on the Daily Show: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-april-3-2013/exclusive—sheryl-sandberg-extended-interview-pt–1

  • Dan C commented on the blog post Documentary about military sexual assault gets Oscar nod   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Sadly, this continues to be extremely underreported. I can only hope that the nomination garners more attention to it.

    These women put their lives on the line in the name of our country. Then they get raped. Then it gets covered up. By all rights, it ought to be front page news.

  • Dan C commented on the blog post What We Missed   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    I couldn’t make any sense of Heilemann’s “war on women” comment. I’m think – maybe – he was referring to McCain and Graham, saying that they enlisted Ayotte because they wanted to appear more woman-friendly after the election. They don’t want it to be 3 men trying to tear down Rice. I think the primary [...]

  • Dan C commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist GIF   2 years ago · View

    I gotta admit I’m confused.

    Is there a pro-choice politician who recently referred to abortion as tragic? I’m assuming this isn’t based on the Hillary Clinton quote from 2005.

  • Dan C commented on the blog post Does Lena Dunham’s “casual racism” matter?   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    “unintentional racism,” maybe? sorry, but I think it’s okay to add modifiers in front of these sorts of terms. No one knows what Lena’s exact intent was, but it seems like, in writing her tweet, she was looking for a term that’s easily associated with the wearing of burqas/veils. (We can blame the lack of [...]

  • Dan C commented on the blog post Does Lena Dunham’s “casual racism” matter?   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    1) Her tweet was mildly racist. 2) You say that Lena gets an undue amount of criticism. Maybe, but I’m having trouble thinking of anyone (maybe besides Louis CK) who has recently garnered so much media adoration and success in such a short amount of time. When you say there is a lot of hand-wringing [...]

  • Dan C commented on the blog post Why Paul Ryan is bad news for women (and everyone else)   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Really good summary, Vanessa. I hope people pay attention to all this, but I’m very scared that they won’t. I chill went down my spine when Romney picked Ryan. The guy is incredibly likable. A lot of the time, elections come down to who voters think they can trust. Nobody trusts Mitt Romney. Ryan, on [...]

  • Dan C commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Reddit rape thread edition   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Hi Victoria. I think you’re right about a lot of things. However, as a redditor, I’ll just throw out a quick quasi-defense: All over, there have been lots of comments like “this is an important discussion to be had, but uggghh, why did it have to happen on Reddit?” I think the better question is, [...]

  • Dan C commented on the blog post Breaking: Gabby Douglas wins gold!   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Really awesome! I heard that she was sorta a last-minute addition to the team. Not sure if that’s true, but if it is, the whole thing is even more awesome.

  • Dan C commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Reddit rape thread edition   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Very well said. I think the most interesting thing about listening to confessions of rapists is their issues with control. There’s a mountain of evidence that rape is often about the perpetrator trying to assert control and power over a victim. Yet, when you listen to these men, they often express how out-of-control they felt [...]

  • Dan C commented on the blog post Sherlyn Chopra: The first ever Indian lady to pose nude in Playboy   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Samhita, glad you posted about this. For me – and I’m sure this is true for many people – the awkward relationship with Playboy is all tied up with our perceptions of Hefner. As you point out, the Playboy empire is a true cult of personality. It’s synonymous with Hefner and his lifestyle. And he [...]

  • Dan C commented on the blog post Are men more violent?   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Love the analysis, Eesha. I think that Christakis’ points are, for the most part, valid. But, in a drawn out, convoluted way, she keeps demanding to know why society doesn’t talk more about men being violent. I think this question is a little bit off the mark. Society certainly recognizes men as being violent savages [...]

  • Dan C commented on the blog post RIP, Sally Ride   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Really sad. I used to teach a high school astronomy class and we would watch lots of old NASA footage. I remember cringing when they would show group shots of NASA from the 60s or 70s. All male, all white, almost all of them under 35. NASA was seen, and prioritized, as being directly related [...]

  • Dan C commented on the blog post What We Missed   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Based on my quick read of the NCAA decision, I think it’s a good ruling. I despise the way in which the unconditional support for the football program let people get away with such evil shit. That said, there are hundreds (thousands?) of people in central PA who are financially dependent on the existence of [...]

  • Dan C commented on the blog post Marissa Mayer doesn’t particularly care for feminism   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    I’m a big fan of Mayer. She’s going to do awesome things at Yahoo. I think this clip does a really good job of illustrating feminism’s central identity (brand) problem. Most of today’s feminists do a good job of simply defining feminism as a philosophical belief in equality, regardless of gender. (Mayer states that she [...]

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