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I didn’t see Zero Dark Thirty, but from the hype I’ve gathered that the only two things I need to know are that it may or may not justify torture; and that it’s made by a woman and has a strong female lead.
My point here is not the movie, but the fact that those are the two publicly Read the rest
Austin Comedian Curtis Luciani writes about Daniel Tosh’s rape joke incident at the Laugh Factory.
My concise interpretation of his points:
1) Rape is far more prevalent than men think it is: imagine having your dick cut off and being emasculated by a comedian.
2) There is a difference between doing comedy and bringing Read the rest
The Atlantic discusses:
[Merida] goes to extreme lengths to avoid having to marry one of the three noblemen that her parents have chosen for her… watching Brave’s tomboyish heroine shoot arrows, fight like one of the boys, and squirm when her mother puts her in girly clothes, a thought might pop into the head
Plot: little princess Merida doesn’t want to marry any of the suitors, she wants to ride horses, shoot arrows, be free. Mom sternly disapproves. “Sit up straight.” An evil bear tries to kill everyone.
Brave appeared to be the feminist Hunger Games– this would be a movie about a girl with a bow that was Read the rest
Recently, a rising Hollywood superstar saved a young woman’s life from an oncoming cab in New York City. Most women would swoon over a guy like this coming into contact with her let alone him being a hero (a real human being) to her. Instead, she revealed a very telling thing about her nature; as opposed to thanking Read the rest
This video is silly. Katy watches her boyfriend flirt with a woman, so Katy strokes out and joins the Marines. The rest of the video is her doing Marine stuff.
Enter a crazy person named Naomi Wolf:
Have you all seen the Katy Perry Marines video? It is a total piece of propaganda for the Marines…I really want
The argument is all there in the video. A grown woman got insulted a lot by strangers on the internet, responded with insults generally weaker than what they were coming up with, and upon the realization that she was doomed, deleted her Twitter account. But there’s more to it: the video game industry is a sick place, where DRM Read the rest
Is Lisbeth Salander a feminist heroine? According to the Internet, the answer depends on the medium in which her story plays out.
In her original form, as a character in the novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, the answer readers gave is unequivocally yes. Lisbeth finds herself in a world where every man is an Read the rest
This blog lists the twenty most common reasons women return to the men who abuse them so brutally that they end up in the hospital. But the list, while poignant, misses the point
Pervocracy highlights the reasons most commonly heard in an emergency room, but these reasons are more verbalizations of symptoms not problems.
The reason victims return Read the rest
Skepchick, feminist blogger, at an atheism conference in Dublin. On her elevator ride up to her room, some man hit on her:
“…don’t take this the wrong way, but I find you very interesting, and I would like to talk more, would you like to come to my hotel room for coffee?”
And her video response:
Does Hollywood condition audiences to consider certain kinds of non-consensual sex as harmless? In 1987 they did. And audiences bought it hook, line, and sinker. Would you?
A pre-school in Sweden is going to achieve gender equality. The idea is to remove any stimulation that might give the kids an idea of whether they’re boys or girls, according to society’s definition of these. Gendered toys will be available, but they’ll be “placed side by side to encourage a child to play with whatever he or Read the rest
Scott Adams is annoyed. At you.
I. Scott Adams Hates You
Adams, the creator of Dilbert, also has a blog. The blog is where Adams tosses out random thoughts he has in his head unrelated to the comic.
Adams wrote a post called “Pegs and Holes” that pissed off all the wrong people. That is to say, it Read the rest
You’ll have to forgive me, I have no idea how to make this link all embedded and sexy and turn you on and make you come. Instead, self-deprecating editorializing! – LET’S GO.
Watching Question Time* recently, with Germaine Greer terrifying audiences with a post-Freudian Freudianism and Peter Hitchens admirably sticking to a party-line of reductive (yet profitable) nonsense, I Read the rest
Or “How people on opposite sides of an issue can all be simultaneously wrong.”
Part 1: The First Part
Stephen Levitt of Freakonomics fame wrote:
It wasn’t until the U.S. government’s crackdown on internet poker last week that I came to realize that the primary determinant of where I stand with respect to government interference in activities comes
It’s impossible to judge a remake without taking the original into account. Although the ugliness and gynophobic* discomfort of Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 Straw Dogs may have more to do with the internal loathing and insecurities of its male lead character (the speculative scenarios, and proposed solution, of intense sexual jealousy enacted upon an alien canvas; inviting the audience Read the rest
At least, not according to evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa. Psychology Today published an article by the London School of Economics psychologist that concludes that black women are less attractive based on some dicey and very biased statistical analysis of very subjective opinions obtained from a longitudinal study of adolescent health (Add Health). This is the article as it originally Read the rest
The function of ideology is to separate our perception and collective representation of social reality from the facts of that reality. In other words, ideology is a way to apprehend all of social reality within a single cohesive framework by implicitly or subconsciously making certain assumptions. These assumptions are usually false, and when questioned on them directly, we acknowledge Read the rest
Hasidic Williamsburg newspaper Der Tzitung removed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Director for Counterterrorism Audery Tomason from the now-famous photograph showing the President White House and military staff watching the assassination of bin Laden. Why did they do this, and does it matter?
Der Tzitung has not publicly explained its reasons for deleting the women from the Read the rest