MALE DISPOSABILITY – Florence Nightingale “Women Have No Sympathy”

The general indifference to men’s issues – male victimization in domestic violence and rape, inequality in family life as a matter of custom and law, exponentially higher male homelessness, death, injury and suicide rates – is often blamed on feminism, as if this is some new phenomenon and never happened in the good old days.…

Talking with NewsTalk Saskatoon about the “don’t be that girl campaign”

This was the interview I did with Karin Yeske. Ms. Yeske was, in my opinion, very fair and thorough. She even gave me the opportunity to clarify a point I made during the interview in a follow-up email.

Here is her article.

It’s a good read.

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GENERAL – Interesting new blogs

Femalefedupwithfeminism is quite new, with only a few posts, but all of them plain old common sense. Thanks, Quiet Riot Girl, for the tip.

If I haven”t mentioned The Rawness before, my bad. This guy is a resource. He specializes in looking at how dusfunctional our acpeted gender norms are and has a series going on how immature what we consider normal femlae behavior actually is.…

MREdmonton’s “Don’t be that girl” campaign

Media spotlight has turned to Men’s Rights Edmonton for their poster campaign “Don’t be that girl.”

For anyone who doesn’t know “don’t be that girl” is a parody of “don’t be that guy.”

In one of the “don’t be that guy” posters, a man is seen escorting a drunk woman into a taxi.…

FEMALE PRIVILEGE – Gendering Class, Part III – Untouchability

Untouchability is a feature of several unrelated societies in which certain groups are singled out for exclusion in very concrete ways.

Thwe wiki on untouchability lists these features of the status:

  • Prohibition from eating with other caste member 
  • Provision of separate glasses for Dalits in village tea stalls
  • Discriminatory seating arrangements and separate  utensils in restaurants
  • Segregation in seating and food arrangements in village functions and festivals
  • Prohibition from entering into village temples
  • Prohibition from wearing sandals or holding umbrellas in front of higher caste members
  • Prohibition from entering other caste homes
  • Prohibition from riding a bicycle inside the village
  • Prohibition from using common village path
  • Separate burial grounds
  • No access to village’s common/public properties and resources (wells, ponds, temples, etc.)
  • Segregation (separate seating area) of Dalit children in schools
  • Sub-standard wages
  • Bonded labour
  • Social boycotts by other castes for refusing to perform their “duties”

This list describes untouchability in India, but most of it should quite familiar to Americans.…