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“The Big Sexy Problem with Superheroines” in Comics is that Women Still Read Them

Laura Hudson at Comics Alliance has written a very thoughtful and personal indictment of the way DC Comics depicts female superheroes. She holds one one particularly egregious example (shown below) to “explain why these scenes don’t support sexually liberated women; they undermine them.”
Her conclusions is one that I would agree with, and that many others&#133 Read the rest

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When your son asks to dress as a girl, it means you failed as a parent.

You read that right.
A question posed on one of the stupidest websites on the internet, Today.com, asks “Is it OK for little boys to dress up as girls?” This is the answer that ends the article:

“I applaud you for letting your child be unique, imaginative and free from the constraints of our closed society,” one poster

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Mom is super embarrassing, or worse

A mom shops at her daughter’s favorite hip clothing store, Hollister, daughter is embarrassed. Only CNN knows better. They found a study from Temple University–“[M]oms are turning into ‘consumer doppelgangers’ of their children, shopping in teen stores so as to mimic the identities of their teenage daughters.”
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Does Porn Cause Madness? – or how to misuse science to fit to ideology

In CNN’s Global Public Square Naomi Wolf asks “Is Pornography Driving Men Crazy?”. Which, of course, is a rhetorical question as she obviously has picked her side.
The Overture
She begins by reflecting on the recent “self-destructive” sexual adventures of some high ranking men. She appears to have a problem mainly with the part that today people can&#133 Read the rest

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Mr. Rogers Today

Mr. Rogers Today

Thought you might find this interesting. Wait a few minutes into the video.
I wonder what a child is supposed to think after a full 30 minutes of this.

[Editor’s Note: It’s worth sitting through the whole 5 minutes of the video. -PB]

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Gay teen exposes brainwashing at Utah re-education camp

Cross Creek is the closest thing we have in the United States to forced re-education camps. Cross Creek and other facilities like it are where grotesque parents send their kids to have the gay bullied out of them and the Jesus bullied into them.
This is the story of one girl who was sent there, what she&#133 Read the rest

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Why are all female characters in pop culture cliches?

Why are all female characters in pop culture are cliches?

Smurfette, the seductress, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, the overweight friend as surrogate mom, the patient nurse, the frumpy friend, and the superficial high maintenance hottie. We all know the tropes, and deconstructing them is easy pickings.
And that’s precisely why it is pointless to do so without understanding why they persist in the face of such criticism.
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Three Middle School Girls Assault Boy and Nothing Happens.

Here’s the story:

Three young girls from Dunbar Middle school videotaped themselves tackling an 11 year old boy and taking off his clothes. The group can be heard laughing at times and mocking the boy as he struggled to break free.

Here’s where you say, “If the story was about three boys tackling and stripping the clothes off&#133 Read the rest

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Nobel Prize winning author thinks women can’t write.

Here’s one to raise your hackles:

“I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not. I think [it is] unequal to me…And inevitably for a woman, she is not a complete master of a house, so that comes over in her writing too.””

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How to become an instant heroine

Oh no! A terrorist caused a plane diversion, but was apprehended without loss of life.
Wait. There was no explosive device? and he was drunk?
Let’s hear his side of the story. So he was pretty wasted and trying to impress a girl, and for some incomprehensible reason he thought the best way to do that was&#133 Read the rest

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Black Women are Less Attractive (If Your Idea of Black Women Comes from TV)

Everything you need to know is in blue letters at the top.

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&#133 Read the rest

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A Refresher Course in Ideology

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&#133 Read the rest

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Hasidic Paper Disappears Hillary Clinton To Preserve Its Existence

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&#133 Read the rest

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Sex & Candy

Given the content of this post, it’s probably best to disclaim that I alone am responsible for the opinions expressed here.
A police officer got into some trouble for saying that, well, I’ll just quote from the article.

An international series of protests known as SlutWalks, sparked by a Toronto police officer’s flippant comment that women should avoid

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Lady Gaga’s “Judas”: Scandalizing Catholic Schoolgirls Everywhere

Lady Gaga’s “Judas”: Scandalizing Catholic Schoolgirls Everywhere

“JUDASVIDEO PREMIERE 5.5.11 on E! 7/6c + 11:30/10c. Motorcycle Fellini PopArt FantasyFilm + Haus Directorial Debut. ” – @ladygaga
When you read something that namechecks Fellini, you expect Fellini. Lady Gaga’s new video “Judas” is weak suace even for her. It’s Gaga without the weird costumes, without the nulled-gender, and without the weirdness. In other words it’s Madonna,&#133 Read the rest

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Luxury Advertising Banned in China? Then Redefine Luxury as High Art.

Luxury Advertising Banned in China? Then Redefine Luxury as High Art.

How do you advertise luxury, aspirational products in China, which is moving to ban exactly that kind of advertising? By exploiting Marxism. Look closely:

You watch this droning, anodyne, short-film-length commercial, and your reaction, like many Westerners and Americans, is that the ad stinks. It’s too long, and the message isn’t clear. We’re used to ads that rely&#133 Read the rest

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Bills Paid on Time

Bills Paid on Time

This song and video plays very delicately with gender and sexuality. If you’ve ever read Robert Greene’s The Art of Seduction, you’ll recognize the seductive archetype of the dandy, one of the more interesting and powerful ones. A woman who dresses in a masculine fashion, who commands and leads, yet still retains her femininity. More common is the converse,&#133 Read the rest

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Hotter than the Remix

Hotter than the Remix

‘Bout time I did Britney.

Look at Britney. Older, wiser. But still totally bangin’. She didn’t write this song. But that’s, actually, just another part of the construction. They practically trumpet from the rooftops the team that wrote it, including Kesha, the consummate party animal. The idea being that Britney might otherwise have never come up with something like&#133 Read the rest

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Muslim Veils Have No Place in the Surveillance Society

The Panopticon

The ban on face veils in France is now being actively enforced, with two Muslim women being detained for wearing veils. The goverment’s rationale for the law is, as President Sarkozy put it, “to protect women from being forced to cover their faces and to uphold France’s secular values. So while the punishment for breaking the law&#133 Read the rest

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Shooting suspect surrenders, and then it gets interesting

The title of the news story is “Alabama College shooting suspect surrenders to the media.” Getting “college shooting” and “media” in the same title is even better than penis and vagina in the same photo. And SFW.
Of course, the college was incidental to the story– but necessary to the media that wants to&#133 Read the rest

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