Posts Tagged misogyny

Aaron Swartz on misogyny in technology

The world lost a genius when Aaron Swartz committed suicide. It also lost a sensitive soul willing to turn an eye towards the uglier side of the industry he loved.

Here, excerpts of a 2007 interview in which Swartz discusses misogyny in technology. He was only 21 at the time:

Philipp Lenssen: Can you give some examples of misogyny or racism?

Aaron Swartz: If you talk to any woman in the tech community, it won’t be long before they start telling you stories about disgusting, sexist things guys have said to them. It freaks them out; and rightly so. As a result, the only women you see in tech are those who are willing to put up with all the ...

The world lost a genius when Aaron Swartz committed suicide. It also lost a sensitive soul willing to turn an eye towards the uglier side of the industry he loved.

Here, excerpts of a 2007 interview ...

Chris Brown

Why are we still talking about Chris Brown?

A more discerning adult can look at this twitterclusterfuckerfuffle to see that a) Jenny Johnson, a comedian I never heard of, baited Chris Brown and b) dull witted and unremorseful Chris Brown fired back in a language he’s most comfortable with: misogyny. And yes, this all stopped being news because many of us have already called him on his deep misogyny, his violent assault of Rihanna in 2009, his caustic unapologetic behavior since the offense. And yes, he deleted his twitter page (10 second dance party for that). Yet a chorus of furies emblazoned with the hashtag teambreezy surface at his defense. And yes, this current backlash against Chris Brown has some racial under and overtones because his vitriol was ...

A more discerning adult can look at this twitterclusterfuckerfuffle to see that a) Jenny Johnson, a comedian I never heard of, baited Chris Brown and b) dull witted and unremorseful Chris Brown fired back in a ...

Speaking of rape jokes…

*Trigger warning*

I appreciate all of the conversation happening around LOLZRapeGate2012. I really do. Never has there been such a potent mix of characters – somehow strange and stereotypical — thrown into the same spotlight. Daniel Tosh, bloggers, rapists, Louis CK, Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, humorless feminists, and hilarious feminists alike are all finding themselves drawing, erasing, and then redrawing the lines of their boundaries around what it means to be funny, politically correct, and socially responsible. In my eyes, that’s a net positive, and in fact much of the dialogue that emerged from Tosh’s terrible “joke” has been really important and is certainly adding to the national, and maybe even global, dialogue around rape culture.

That being said, ...

*Trigger warning*

I appreciate all of the conversation happening around LOLZRapeGate2012. I really do. Never has there been such a potent mix of characters – somehow strange and stereotypical — thrown into the same spotlight. Daniel ...

In defense of S.E. Cupp

S.E. Cupp is a conservative pundit and writer who I don’t agree with ever.  Her politics are the opposite of mine, and her columns for the New York Daily News generally make my skin crawl or my brain ache or some combination of the two.

But today #IStandWithSECupp, because Hustler Magazine has crossed a vile line, even by Hustler standards).  In their latest issue, they published a picture of Cupp with a penis in her mouth with the caption, “What would S.E. Cupp look like with a penis in her mouth?”

Under the image the disclaimer reads:

No such picture of S.E. Cupp actually exists. This composite fantasy is altered from the original for our imagination, does not depict ...

S.E. Cupp is a conservative pundit and writer who I don’t agree with ever.  Her politics are the opposite of mine, and her columns for the New York Daily News generally make my skin crawl or my ...

“In the good old days, men knew that women are crazy and they knew how to deal with them.”

File under: we can’t make this shit up.

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson believes that the worst thing to happen in modern society is that women were given the right to vote. Additional important information provided by this genius: Women are sluts (Limbaugh was right) and women are now out of control with power, so much power–vaginal power. (Because fighting for our right to abortion and contraception is showing exactly how much power we have!).

The answer is for us to find God. And clamp down on every right a woman has gained in the last 90 years.

I may not be religious, but I don’t know that God would claim this one.

Someone with these attitudes would never be given access to mainstream media platforms ...

File under: we can’t make this shit up.

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson believes that the worst thing to happen in modern society is that women were given the right to vote. Additional important information provided by this genius: Women ...

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Tucker Max’s Planned Parenthood publicity stunt

For reasons that seem obvious, Planned Parenthood rejected 500,000 dollars from Tucker Max who was trying to donate money to them. Rest assured it was not out of the goodness of his heart, but for a tax break, to promote his new book and to prove he is not a massive a-hole misogynist. But, Tucker Max is a career misogynist, the type of misogynist that creates space in our culture for hateful attacks on groups like Planned Parenthood. He perpetuates retrograde ideas about women with his lazy garble. As Jill notes, PP needs the money–like hella bad–but they also don’t need salacious media attacks so people can continue to politicize and scrutinize the very necessary services they provide.

In response ...

For reasons that seem obvious, Planned Parenthood rejected 500,000 dollars from Tucker Max who was trying to donate money to them. Rest assured it was not out of the goodness of his heart, but for a ...

The Service Women’s Action Network calls Dan Choi out for his misogyny

I am such a giant fan of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), even writing about one of their founder’s in my book. Maricela Guzman is such a massive inspiration:

Well, SWAN has just issued an open letter to Dan Choi–the darling of the anti-DADT movement and the mainstream media. In a recent interview in the Village Voice, Choi reffered to Harry Reid as a “pussy…[who] bleeds once a month.” Check out SWAN’s response: Dear Dan, The Service Women”s Action Network (SWAN) and the undersigned advocacy organizations were shocked and extremely disappointed by your comments about women in your recent interview in the Village Voice. You should know as we do that there is no room ...
I am such a giant fan of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), even writing about one of their founder’s in my book. Maricela Guzman is such a massive inspiration:

Well, SWAN has just issued an ...

The Service Women’s Action Network calls Dan Choi out for his misogyny

I am such a giant fan of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), even writing about one of their founder’s in my book. Maricela Guzman is such a massive inspiration:

Well, SWAN has just issued an open letter to Dan Choi–the darling of the anti-DADT movement and the mainstream media. In a recent interview in the Village Voice, Choi reffered to Harry Reid as a “pussy…[who] bleeds once a month.” Check out SWAN’s response: Dear Dan, The Service Women”s Action Network (SWAN) and the undersigned advocacy organizations were shocked and extremely disappointed by your comments about women in your recent interview in the Village Voice. You should know as we do that there is no room ...
I am such a giant fan of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), even writing about one of their founder’s in my book. Maricela Guzman is such a massive inspiration:

Well, SWAN has just issued an ...
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