Posts Tagged misogyny

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Women’s lives? Just a joke to trolls

Ask yourself: if you could not tell what was real from what was fake, would that be a pleasant sensation?

You could be forgiven for thinking it was just dandy, given the reaction of some to the news that Jace Connors, the man who made violent, rambling YouTube videos detailing his desire to murder game developer Brianna Wu, now claims his actions were actually a “hoax” intended to be satire

Ask yourself: if you could not tell what was real from what was fake, would that be a pleasant sensation?

You could be forgiven for thinking it was just dandy, given the reaction of some to the news ...

Actually, it's about ethics in affordable dining.

A virtual room of one’s own: Why GamerGate hates crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is not a panacea to the economic inequities of the world; but if GamerGate is any guide, it’s certainly a devil of some sort. In the tangled thread of gendered pathologies that this three-month long yarnball of fury has gathered lies the movement’s shocking antipathy to crowdfunding, with one twitter user sneering that it was “welfare for hipsters.” 

Crowdfunding is not a panacea to the economic inequities of the world; but if GamerGate is any guide, it’s certainly a devil of some sort. In the tangled thread of gendered pathologies that this three-month long ...

Lose-lose situations in which misogyny always wins and sometimes kills

*Trigger warning*

There seems to be no shortage of advice for women about how best to deal with the constant barrage of harassment we’re expected to put up with for the privilege of existing in public spaces. Generally, it tends to fall into two categories: 1) ignore it or 2) very firmly and unambiguously make it known that it’s not welcome. Tellingly, despite being pretty much opposite approaches, both are supposed to ensure that you do nothing to “encourage” it.

A woman in Queens apparently tried the first tact. When an unknown man approached her in the lobby of a building and tried to talk to her, she ignored him. It was just after 5 AM, ...

*Trigger warning*

There seems to be no shortage of advice for women about how best to deal with the constant barrage of harassment we’re expected to put up with for the privilege of existing ...

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When we call bad guys good

Recently, the National Women’s Political Caucus announced that the organization would present a “Good Guy Award” to the infamous faux feminist Charles Clymer, who used to run the “fastest-growing feminist page on Facebook,” Equality for Women. The NWPC’s press release reads, “We salute men who stand up for women’s rights, especially men like Charles who are so vocal about feminism…. We are excited to celebrate him as a Good Guy at the EMMAs in October.’”

The existence of the Good Guy Award is of a piece with the relentless impulse to center men in all things, including feminism. Last month the White House ...

Recently, the National Women’s Political Caucus announced that the organization would present a “Good Guy Award” to the infamous faux feminist Charles Clymer, who ...

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