Posts Tagged Anti-Feminism

More Take Back the Night backlash, violence

I’m reprinting an email (with permission, of course) that I received from Rutgers student Jess Trusiani about something that happened last night at the school’s Take Back the Night march. I felt that it was important to post, especially in light of ladychrist’s Community post about the police harassment at DePaul University’s march. This shit is why we need Take Back the Night.

I’m a rape survivor and this was my second Take Back The Night. Last year’s Take Back The Night at Rutgers meant the world to me. I was in denial about my three sexual assaults for a long time. Being able to get up there and tell my story really showed me how far I ...

I’m reprinting an email (with permission, of course) that I received from Rutgers student Jess Trusiani about something that happened last night at the school’s Take Back the Night march. I felt that it was important ...

Baby, you’re so sexy, you cause earthquakes.

“A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.”
Logical, I know. But before we go pointing the finger and laughing abroad, let’s not forget our own homegrown American fellas have bandied about similar nonsense from time to time. I almost enjoy when these guys go there because it reveals just how deeply rooted sexism still is.

“A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.”
Logical, I know. But before we go pointing the finger and laughing abroad, let’s not forget our own ...

Susannah Breslin: Certifiable Asshole

Susannah Breslin, the writer who called feminism “cultural roadkill” has now taken it upon herself to mock the shit out of a very serious term: trigger warnings. You know, because it’s so uncool and passe to care about rape victims.
Her post on True/Slant today begins by calling us folks at Feministing self-victimizing, angry man-haters (*yawn*), setting the tone for this oh-so-expert account of contemporary feminism. What follows is joking banter about Feministing and other blogs’ use of trigger warnings with seemingly no knowledge of what they’re actually for:

I’ve noticed as of late a new addition to their bloggy style, which is the inclusion of the phrase, often IN ALL CAPS or TOTALLY BOLDED, which announces incoming SCARY ...

Susannah Breslin, the writer who called feminism “cultural roadkill” has now taken it upon herself to mock the shit out of a very serious term: trigger warnings. You know, because it’s so uncool and passe to ...

6 years in anti-feminism

Whether it’s conservative women’s organizations or straight up hate mail – the folks at Feministing sure to love to post about anti-feminism. Here are some of my favorite anti-feminist posts…


This was actually a photo that accompanied an article about feminism destroying men. (Well, if they’re so tiny – how can we help but destroy them?!)

Anti-feminist org wants to “bring back the hope chest” In which Ann and I discuss the bizarreness that was the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute’s push to make the ‘hope chest’ trendy again.

Anti-feminist drinking game!!!

Feminism makes your kids gay. (Says the dude preaching with a toilet seat around his neck.)

The anxious masculinity award in ...

Whether it’s conservative women’s organizations or straight up hate mail – the folks at Feministing sure to love to post about anti-feminism. Here are some of my favorite anti-feminist posts…


This was actually a ...

Quick Hit: Anti-feminist columnist wins a Pulitzer

Kathleen Parker, who thinks young women hooking up on college campuses are creating a “mental health crisis” and that women in the military should expect to be raped (because “men resent women because they’ve been forced to pretend that women are equals”) has won a Pulitzer prize for commentary. I think I need a drink.

Kathleen Parker, who thinks young women hooking up on college campuses are creating a “mental health crisis” and that women in the military should expect to be raped (because “men resent women because they’ve been ...

In Today’s Alternative Advice Column, What Lies Behind “Slut”

A while back, Chloe wrote a terrific piece about the gap between increased awareness about unhealthy beauty standards in the media, and the unhealthy messages they’re actually internalizing. I think a similar gap exists regarding sexuality; many of us are able to articulate pride in our sexuality or pontificate about sex positivity, but we’re still internalizing harmful messages about sexuality and what these messages says about us and our value. We still buy into the Madonna/whore complex. We still believe purity and goodness reside with virginity, and dirtiness and badness reside with sex. We still feel shame about our desires, and feel less and less proud of ourselves as our “number” climbs higher and higher (and I’m not talking ...

A while back, Chloe wrote a terrific piece about the gap between increased awareness about unhealthy beauty standards in the media, and the unhealthy messages they’re actually internalizing. I think a similar gap exists regarding sexuality; ...

Lilith Fair charity campaign includes anti-choice orgs

Looks like this year’s revival of Lilith Fair could follow in the footsteps of Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival as another for-profit music event marketed to feminists but with some very anti-feminist politics.
Lilith Fair’s Facebook page is running a “Choose Your Charity” campaign – fans in every city that will host Lilith Fair events can vote for local charities and the winners will receive $1 for every ticket sold in that city. However, as the Chicago Reader reports, anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are included in the list of charities folks can vote to fund. CPCs misinform and outright lie to women with the aim of keeping them from accessing contraception and abortion. Not exactly my ...

Looks like this year’s revival of Lilith Fair could follow in the footsteps of Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival as another for-profit music event marketed to feminists but with some very anti-feminist politics.
Lilith Fair’s Facebook ...

Former Planned Parenthood ED calls for women’s silence around abortion

When Angie Jackson live tweeted her abortion she was speaking about what women have been told must remain private, secret, and yes, shameful. I support women telling their own stories without judgment or stigma. I want a culture where women can talk comfortably about their abortions, even if it is still a difficult choice for some, where women’s choices aren’t judged. Speaking openly about abortion helps to create this world.
In a piece published yesterday at Salon, former Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island Mary Ann Sorrentino argues Jackson’s choice and the procedure she underwent shouldn’t be talked about in public. Sorrentino attempts to make a generational argument, claiming pre-Roe feminists understand ...

When Angie Jackson live tweeted her abortion she was speaking about what women have been told must remain private, secret, and yes, shameful. I support women telling their own stories without judgment or stigma. ...

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