Feministo + Collaborators; teaching journalists on how to bias their reporting

Use the Right Words” is an unfocused and poorly researched guide giving highly questionable advice to journalists reporting on sexual violence. Published by Feministo & collaborators, the document includes a highly biased list of Do’s and Don’ts as well as advice on finding and interviewing victims and tips for journalists who encounter sexual violence.…

Dangerous labels.

My feeling is that labels are for canned food… I am what I am – and I know what I am. – Michael Stipe

If we randomly selected a thousand people from across the globe and lined them up, what we will find is that none of them will have the same thoughts, sexual orientation, religious background, understanding and so on.…

The Year in Feminist Idiocy

Vice continued its crusade against truth and taste by publishing Chelsea G. Summer’s gleeful piece on “the new misandry chic.”

The article begins with a brief recitation of all the ways in which Western feminists gave men the finger in 2014, from the ubiquitous male tears mugs to “Etsy samplers emblazoned with ‘men are scum’” to the invention of Misanmas and the Misandrist’s Prayer.…

Credit Sesame: The citizen game

China has a new system, Credit Sesame, which links to citizens’ social networks and rates their behavior based on government approval or disapproval with a running score. This gamification of citizen loyalty even imposes guilt or approval by association, altering citizens’ scores based on the scores of their associates.…

Georgia’s Got Rape and Witch Hunts On Her Mind

Georgia Tech is facing increased scrutiny for its use of the single judge, jury and executioner model to try rape cases, and may be changing its approach to accusations in the near future. The university has been embroiled in increasing controversy over the 12 students who have been expelled for sexual assault allegations in the last five years, two of which brought lawsuits to the school.…

Conspicuous silence

Hi again badgers! Belthazor3457 again, remember me? I made a video talking about life at private religious schools recently and observed an interesting reaction in regard to feminists. The video was posted on the atheism reddit and a couple other subreddits, but despite presenting a clear issue that effected women (and men) in the video in regard to enforcement of gender roles, a couple subreddits it was conspicuously absent on were r/women and r/feminism.…