Tag Archives: Feminist

Suffering: bug, or feature?

It would be nice to say I just don’t understand, can’t fathom why the Harper government behaves the way it does. I could run around waving my arms and being dramatic and demanding, why, why, why; do they not realize … Continue reading

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Another study showing that being objectified is bad for you

h/t – Hey guess what ladies: being objectified is bad for you and can impair your cognitive performance! Yeah, obvious problem is obvious. Also some victim-blaming fail in the conclusions: They suggest further research would be valuable to discover why … Continue reading

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Walking the Feminist Line

The dominant discourse about feminism puts women into a lovely false dichotomy: you can either embrace your oppression (and spend lots of money buying products to oppress yourself with), or be one of those. Continue reading

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High-ranking Police Officer Blames Rapists for Rape

Superintendent Danielle Campbell, head of the Edmonton Police Service’s Criminal Investigations Division says the EPS is changing the way they address sexual assault.  (Which is about bloody well time, considering that in the past they’ve issued such helpful gems as … Continue reading

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Why sexist humour isn’t “just” a joke

Here we have a study with answers to the following questions: Why do you have to be so sensitive? It was only a joke! What do you mean, hostile environment?  A research project led by a Western Carolina University psychology … Continue reading

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A world with no abortions, ever

My beloved has a troll.  She’s a pretty much standard-issue anti-choicer, equal parts “Punish the Slutty Sluts with Forced Childbirth” and “Sex for Me but Not for Thee”.  Among the more choice turds she’s vomited up are: Everyone would be … Continue reading

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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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