Monthly Archives: January 2010

Reproductive Coercion

As Melissa says, we have the cultural narrative of the woman who gets pregnant to “trap” a man, but this pretty much turns it on its head:  men use pregnancy to trap women. Teens susceptible to reproductive coercion – Newsweek article … Continue reading

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What I drove past on Blog for Choice Day

In Canada, where abortion has been legal for a few decades, women, along with our doctors, have been doing the best we can to make the right decisions for ourselves, our bodies, our futures, often under difficult circumstances. On the whole, we seem to be managing that responsibility pretty well. Not surprising, really, since women (just like men) are human beings with moral agency and the ability to weigh options and consequences and try to come up with the best, or at least, least-worst, outcomes. Please trust us to continue doing so. Continue reading

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Underreporting of Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

http://www.publicintegrity.org/investigations/campus_assault/ Men target college women for rape, to the extent that by the time a woman graduates, she has a one in five chance of having been the victim of a completed or attempted sexual assault.  Colleges’ policies and procedures for … Continue reading

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Sexual Objectification: Sauce for the Goose is NOT Sauce for the Gander

http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/sexual-objectification-and-silencing-empirical-evidence/ An experiment showing that women who were led to believe they were being treated in a sexually objectifying manner by a man were negatively affected, while men who had been led to believe they were being subjected to the … Continue reading

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Men who Buy Sex

This begins a new category in my sadly-neglected blog: links to (serious, well-done, academic) research that supports feminist views.  If I stop neglecting the blog, I hope this will become a resource for the feminist having an argument with a … Continue reading

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