Posts Tagged Anti-Feminism

Speaking of the use of personal characteristics: GamerGate lore now holds that any woman with dyed hair is an attention-seeker to be feared and mistrusted.

Scrutiny: Some thoughts about thick skin

“Grow a thicker skin”: this admonition is given to pretty much anyone that spends even a micron of their time in the public eye of Sauron. It’s been on my mind a lot lately due to the GamerGate business that’s wracked the video game world of late.

“Grow a thicker skin”: this admonition is given to pretty much anyone that spends even a micron of their time in the public eye of Sauron. It’s been on my mind a lot lately due to the ...

Wednesday morning Fox News feminism drinking game!

“Women want less government in their lives. They want to make their own decisions. They want freedom to choose for their children, their families. That’s what women really want.”

You are so spot on, Morgan Brittany. I can’t wait to see you next weekend outside an abortion clinic, escorting patients inside so they can obtain safe, legal abortion care. Right? Wrong. So, so wrong.

You can actually turn this video into a drinking game… 

“Women want less government in their lives. They want to make their own decisions. They want freedom to choose for their children, their families. That’s what women really want.”

You are so spot on, Morgan Brittany. I can’t ...

New Favorite Comic: Manfeels Park

The brilliant new comic Manfeels Park, created by two women based in Scotland, pairs scenes from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with actual anti-feminist, mansplaining comments on the interwebs.

As Sarah Seltzer notes at Salon, in a good encapsulation of the feminist response to sexist trolls, most of the comics involve Lizzy Bennet rolling her eyes at the inane comments of the men around her. In this one, Lizzy stifles a giggle at an argument about why women shouldn’t be ordained in the Mormon church…

Read the rest here.

The brilliant new comic Manfeels Park, created by two women based in Scotland, pairs scenes from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with actual anti-feminist, mansplaining comments on the interwebs.

As Sarah Seltzer notes at Salon, ...

New Favorite Tumblr: Confused Cats Against Feminism

Depressed, disturbed, almost-but-not-quite-amused by the “Women Against Feminism” phenomenon and Tumblr? There’s an antidote for that: Confused Cats against Feminism.

Like many of the women featured on the Women Against Feminism Tumblr, these cats don’t seem to really get what feminism is. Here are some great ones. Upload your own images. I would. But I don’t have a cat. Plus I’m allergic. 

Depressed, disturbed, almost-but-not-quite-amused by the “Women Against Feminism” phenomenon and Tumblr? There’s an antidote for that: Confused Cats against Feminism.

Like many of the women featured on the Women Against Feminism Tumblr, these cats don’t seem ...

The one where I need help understanding why MRAs don’t become feminists

I have to confess that I’ve never paid much attention to “Men’s Rights Activists.” By “not much” I mean “none at all and why would I do that to myself.” Even before I identified as a feminist, the whole concept of an MRA seemed silly. Our entire society is centered around guaranteeing the rights of cisgender hetero-identified men, with a corrupted definition of “rights” that has included the ability to oppress. What exactly is an MRA fighting for?

Apparently, there are issues MRAs care deeply about, where they believe men have been disadvantaged. OK. Sure. I’ll bite. Talk to me MRAs. Tell me what’s on your mind.

I have to confess that I’ve never paid much attention to “Men’s Rights Activists.” By “not much” I mean “none at all and why would I do that to myself.” Even before I identified as a ...

Photo of the Day: Moroccan women protest Prime Minister’s call for them to stay at home

Apparently, the hypocrisy of social conservatives who blame all social ills ever on working mothers knows no borders.

Last week, Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane gave a speech urging women to basically get back in the kitchen like they did in the good old days. “Don’t you realise that when women went to work outside, the light went out of their homes?” he said. “We will continue to defend our position against this modernity that is trying to eliminate family in our lives by reversing the roles of men and women. To that we say ‘no!'”

Apparently, the hypocrisy of social conservatives who blame all social ills ever on working mothers knows no borders.

Last week, Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane gave a speech urging women to basically get back ...

“What you’re doing is attempting to limit my choices, and I don’t appreciate that.”

Phyllis Schlafly has made a long and successful career for herself by telling other women to get back in the kitchen. At this point, the fact that she’s been singing the same anti-feminist tune for decades — not to mention her apparently shameless hypocrisy — makes it a little hard to take her seriously anymore. So I couldn’t get too worked up when she wrote an op-ed last week claiming that closing the gender pay gap would prevent women from finding a “suitable mate.”

Thankfully, the youth of America don’t have such Schlafly fatigue. In an open letter, 12-year-old Madison Kimrey offers “the perspective of one of the young women who will be taking ...

Phyllis Schlafly has made a long and successful career for herself by telling other women to get back in the kitchen. At this point, the fact that she’s been singing the ...

Blood and Iron: The unacknowledged misogyny of the far right

Words are, as ever, but the meanest of replies to the enormous significance of a tragedy like that which befell three innocent people in Kansas this week. Not only for the crime itself, but also for the miles-deep social cancer that it is a spasmodic symptom of. We are reminded, of course, that anti-Semitism remains thrumming beneath the pulse of our society, and it is terrifyingly far from the ash-heap of history.

As I think of my Jewish loved ones, I also think of how my own fate as a Latina trans woman is inextricably yoked to theirs, and how Frazier Glenn Miller’s bullets could easily have targeted me instead.

These are not idle musings, for it is the dimensions ...

Words are, as ever, but the meanest of replies to the enormous significance of a tragedy like that which befell three innocent people in Kansas this week. Not only for the crime itself, but also for ...

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