Some random thoughts on recent events

The Seattle Pride parade was the Sunday before last, and some thoughts have been knocking around in my head since then. The events of the week before were earthshaking. The last time I felt the ground move beneath me like this was when the Berlin Wall came down and the Warsaw Pact passed into history. […]

Driving Women’s Agency Out of a Culture

Typhonblue’s law is that he core of the gender role divide is that men are actors and women are acted upon. Has it always been this way in our culture? When I say “our culture”, I need to specify. We are English-speakers and our culture is Anglosphere culture. That culture derives from an ancestral British […]

Emma Sulkowicz, Bunny Boiler

chat is a bunny boiler? It refers to Glenn Close’s character in “Fatal Attraction”, Alex Forrest. Alex Forrest has sex with Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) and then starts stalking and harassing him – subjecting him to anti-male shaming and emotional blackmail, pouring acid on his car, sending tapes full of abusive language. At one point […]

12 Ways to Spot a Misandrist

Berit Brogaard has an article in Psychology Today that Observing Libertarian discussed here. It lists 12 different behaviors that identify a man as misogynist. It’s a big ball of idiocy but there is some value to it. The main value I see is what it tells us if we flip the genders. If we flip the […]

If women ran the world… and the Chinese answer to the princess culture

We still get calls for more female leadership in the world because women are supposedly so caring and peace-loving – although the record of female-dominated societies like the Iroquois and the Tlingit give the lie to that – when the truth is that power is power and it has the same effect on everyone who […]

The way forward

I have been wondering which way the men’s movement may be headed, what the next steps might be. I ran across a reddit post that asked the same question. “{Debate} What should the MRM’s next step be? In order to make a positive change happen, what next steps must the MRM take? Which issues should […]

HYPOAGENCY – “Pussy”, “bitch”, “harpy” and “girl”

The behavior of the terms “pussy”, “bitch”, “harpy” and “girl” in the language, including cultural strictures on their use, shows how deeply attached people are to female hypoagency, even those who insist they reject this patriarchal gender norm. There are pejorative uses, in descending degrees of pejoration, of all four terms – for instance “girl” […]

More tradcon misandry, this time aimed at men who don’t marry

I ran across an article posted to the men’s rights subreddit bemoaning the collapse of society, this time because young men were failing to grow up and marry. The article quoted the former director of the Beverley LaHaye Institute, Janice Shaw Crouse. Judge for yourself where they fall on the political and cultural spectrum. These […]

“Effeminate”

You’re an adult speaker of English; what does the word “effeminate” convey to you? A man who acts too girly, right? It’s the main gay stereotype, the flaming queen in bright colors and loud patterns with exaggeratedly feminine voice mannerisms and florid Of course “effeminate” is a word almost always applied only to men. After […]