GENERAL – Useful new words and acronyms, Part II

More new words and expressions!

Catachosis – This is a play on “catachesis” or the more widely used “catechism”. It means religious indoctrination.

When you are discussing something with someone and their entire terminology is cant and jargon and fashionable buzzwords, and their conceptual matrix blinds them to the simple facts of the case, when they prefer the comfort of their belief system to the hard work of real analysis, then this indoctrination has become pathological.…

FEMALE PRIVILEGE: Assholes Come in Two Flavours: Male and Female, Part II

In her post “Assholes Come in Two Flavours: Male and Female” Typhonblue outlined the rim of the issue* by flipping the genders to show how outrageous the young woman’s sexism was.

Let’s look at this now as an example of female privilege in a little more detail and list the ways it is.…

Assholes Come in Two Flavours: Male and Female

A while back on tumbler I believe there was a young woman who talked about an unpleasant experience she’d had on the subway. A male cyclist hit on her and when she rejected his advance went a little, shall we say, sideways. This all happened in the relative anonymity of an empty subway car.…

Valerie Keefe tells a fellow feminist some home truths about what MRAs think of feminism and why

Commenter Valerie Keefe, a feminist, posted this comment to an article here. It was a re-post of a comment at the site she mentions below, where the blogger had posted a list of supposedly pro-male posts by feminists.

Most of the comment thread is interesting, worth a read, although in the end it dissolves into a bunch of puerility.…

MALE DISPOSABILITY – Employers reluctant to hire veterans for fear of PTSD

Here’s a sad but predictable situation. Veterans generally have worse unemployment rates than the general population, although there has been an anomalous improvement recently. Some employers make special a special effort to hire veterans, but others make another kind of special effort – they shy away from hiring guys who might have “flashbacks.” Yeah, that old stereotype has not died yet.…

DOUBLE STANDARDS – Hillary Clinton trashes whiners

A big part of the gender discussion is identifying and decrying double standards. This is a story about someone doing just that.

This time it’s feminist icon Hillary Clinton telling women to stop whining about their own life choices. Suck on that, all you Hillary-haters.…

MISANDRY – Sexist Pigs, Female Chauvinists

Back when feminism was becoming a mass movement back in the early 70’s, back when it was still Women’s Liberation, a lot of its success as a cultural movement was because feminists coined good, powerful slogans and terms that really spoke to people.…