Posts Tagged Anti-Feminism

Rick Santorum’s wife attacked for once dating an abortion doctor

Today in news about a candidate for president that shouldn’t matter but will, Rick Santorum‘s wife is getting slammed in South Carolina flyers for her relationship with an “abortionist.” The flyers say:

Did you know Rick Santorum’s wife, Karen, had a six-year affair with an abortionist named Tom Allen?” anti-abortion activist Elizabeth Reichert writes in the letter. “This abortion doctor was 30 years her senior! In fact, he delivered her as a baby! The only reason they broke up was that Karen wanted kids — while Tom was busy killing them.

Karen Santorum did date an OB-GYN named Tom Allen in the 1980s when she was in her 20s. Interestingly enough Dr. Allen was in his 60s and ...

Today in news about a candidate for president that shouldn’t matter but will, Rick Santorum‘s wife is getting slammed in South Carolina flyers for her relationship with an “abortionist.” The flyers say:

Did you know ...

The new anti-marriage equality argument: it would promote “feminist marriage”

Let’s be real: opponents of marriage equality have been known to use some shameful tactics to make their case.

They’ve used weak analogies involving water and beer. They’ve subtly and not-so-subtly compared homosexuality with bestiality and pedophilia.  They’ve suggested that LGBTQ folks don’t make good parents. They deliberately race-baited during the California Prop 8 debate, and have invented LGBTQ ties to Nazism out of thin air. They’ve even gone so far as to criticize LGBTQ people for rocking too much rainbow schwag.

But the latest argument against marriage equality is a new one, even for the creative anti-equality minds that brought you such logically fallacious classics as the “gay marriage is a slippery slope” argument ...

Let’s be real: opponents of marriage equality have been known to use some shameful tactics to make their case.

They’ve used weak analogies involving water and beer. They’ve subtly and not-so-subtly compared homosexuality with ...

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 ...

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