Posts Tagged Anti-Feminism

Katie Roiphe Downplays Sexual Harrassment in the NY Times

Shorter Katie Roiphe in this weekend’s New York Times? Sexual harassment = NBD.

The casually titled article “In Favor of Dirty Jokes and Risqué Remarks” could almost be mistaken for an etiquette column, until you get to the terrifying and unmistakably political message: shut up with all the sexual harassment claims, mmk?

Roiphe has a long history of spouting anti-feminist rhetoric, as Rebecca Traister captures well in a book review for Salon.com:

The 38-year-old author first made her name as the baby bête noire of feminism with her 1993 screed against campus date-rape activism, “The Morning After.” The book made Roiphe, then a 25-year-old Harvard grad and the daughter of feminist writer Anne Roiphe, a child star of sorts, ...

Shorter Katie Roiphe in this weekend’s New York Times? Sexual harassment = NBD.

The casually titled article “In Favor of Dirty Jokes and Risqué Remarks” could almost be mistaken for an etiquette column, until you ...

#MenCallMeThings reveals what’s inside everyone’s Anti-Feminist Mailbag

As I mentioned this past weekend, recently there’s been some renewed discussion about online misogyny. On both sides of the pond, women bloggers have been speaking out about the sexist abuse they endure–often silently and stoically–for, as Jill says, “the crime of Blogging While Female.”

While commenters can be dicks all over the internet, it’s undeniably true that the hateful vitriol that fills women’s–and especially feminists’–inboxes and comments queues is often of a distinctly misogynist variety. And it’s so constant that it’s impossible to keep writing online if you don’t figure out to deal with it–how to brush it off or ignore it or ridicule it or cope in some other way. ...

As I mentioned this past weekend, recently there’s been some renewed discussion about online misogyny. On both sides of the pond, women bloggers have been speaking out about the sexist ...

Crisis Propaganda Centers in the NY Times

Today in the New York Times, Katie Stack writes about her first hand experience with Crisis Pregnancy Centers during her junior year of college. We’ve talked before about how CPCs pretend to be centers where women who are pregnant can come to consider all of their options, but are actually anti-choice fronts.

What Katie found is that the CPCs are misleading not only because the staff, who are not medical professionals, wear hospital style uniforms, but also because they scare women about the risks of abortion in order to influence them away from their choice to have one.

Via The New York Times:

I am intimately aware of how false that is. Like many young women, I found myself ...

Today in the New York Times, Katie Stack writes about her first hand experience with Crisis Pregnancy Centers during her junior year of college. We’ve talked before about how CPCs pretend to be centers ...

VH1’s Basketball Wives is a positive portrayal of black women? Shaunie O’Neal thinks so

I’ll be honest, I do not love reality TV.

It’s not that I never watch it. Like the rest of America I occasionally sit down for 30 minutes to an hour of mindless television but it’s not nearly consistent. I watch VH1’s Basketball Wives and the uber-popular Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo sporadically at best. I enjoy Jersey Shore but I’m from New Jersey so in a way I think I’m allowed a pass on that one.

Reality television shows have made household names out of regular people who have used the show’s popularity to sell merchandise and write books as well as cash checks for appearance fees in the thousands of dollars. I tend to view reality television from a ...

I’ll be honest, I do not love reality TV.

It’s not that I never watch it. Like the rest of America I occasionally sit down for 30 minutes to an hour of mindless television but it’s not nearly ...

Anti-Feminist Tweetbag: Illegible Cowboy Edition

We already have our Anti-Feminist Mailbag series, but when Miriam brought this gem to my attention, I could not turn down the opportunity to bring our Twitter haters into the mix. Because who could resist a guy who photoshops his face onto a shirtless cowboy picture? *Swoon*

It’s the little things that make me thankful to be a blogger.

We already have our Anti-Feminist Mailbag series, but when Miriam brought this gem to my attention, I could not turn down the opportunity to bring our Twitter haters into the mix. ...

Conservative Opposition at UN Meeting on Women Reaches Fever Pitch

Last weekend, I gave a speech at the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Young Feminist Leadership Conference about why U.S.-based feminists should care about international issues.

I spoke about some of the challenges I see in getting domestic folks engaged globally. Some people may be unsure of the ways in which U.S. foreign policy affects the day-to-day lives of women in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Others may feel overwhelmed by the need they see in other countries and worry that their contributions amount to just a drop in the bucket. But I told my own story of getting involved with these issues and ultimately tried to emphasize that despite these challenges, there are absolutely ways to get involved with ...

Last weekend, I gave a speech at the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Young Feminist Leadership Conference about why U.S.-based feminists should care about international issues.

I spoke about some of the challenges I see in getting ...

Decembrow Raises Eyebrows…and Money

Last week, I announced the beginning of Decembrow, a month-long charity initiative for which I encouraged you to grow in your unibrow for the cause of your choice.

But what began as a somewhat simple, tongue-in-cheek response to “Movember” has begun to generate some serious buzz around the interwebs, with mentions on the Daily Caller, AtlanticWire, the Stir, and AOL News. And it seems everyone has something to say about Decembrow.

The CEO of Concerned Women for America finds it “curious” that feminists would choose to embrace facial hair and wonders how “Decembrow” is different than any other month of the year. I find it “curious” that she can remain so “concerned” on a month-to-month basis, yet so unwilling ...

Last week, I announced the beginning of Decembrow, a month-long charity initiative for which I encouraged you to grow in your unibrow for the cause of your choice.

But what began as a somewhat simple, tongue-in-cheek response ...

You know what I love? Curfews for men. Because I’m a feminist.

You know what I love? I love chocolate and cheese and yodeling and neutrality! I also love hanging out with people who feel that gender is a zero-sum game in which gains by women mean losses for men. So I am super sad to have missed last weekend’s anti-feminist conference in Switzerland.

Details about the event that billed itself as the world’s first men’s rights conference were kept under wrap – once organizers got word that feminists were planning to rally in protest outside, they suddenly didn’t want anyone to know where it was happening.  Only those who signed up and paid to attend, and journalists who wanted to cover the event, were told where it would be held.

Which is ...

You know what I love? I love chocolate and cheese and yodeling and neutrality! I also love hanging out with people who feel that gender is a zero-sum game in which gains by women mean losses for ...

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