MALE DISPOSABILITY – DOD to lift the ban on women in combat – Whoopdy-doo – Let’s see if they manage to keep from fucking this up.

And the signs are not good. Judging from their stated motive for lifting the ban, they have it exactly backwards.

“Advocates have long said that banning women from elite combat roles was not only discriminatory, but also prevented women from reaching more prestigious military ranks and receiving promotions.”

When these advocates complained the ban was discriminatory, I feel confident in guessing they were complaining about discrimination against women.…

FEMINISM IS A MEN’S RIGHTS ISSUE – A [trans] woman calls out feminist indifference to trans women and appeals to the MRM

Commenter Valerie Keefe offers this next installment of helpful advice to other feminists. Here is the first installment, by the way.

There is a lot to criticize in feminism’s malice towards trans women, and it’s not all in obscure radfem circles.…

MALE PRIVILEGE – The male privilege meme as a form of damseling

Commenter Valerie Keefe offered this for consideration and it intrigued me, so I am offering it for review and consideration. She doesn’t consider it a finished thought, so treat it as a work in progress as you read.

By the way -the male privilege meme as a form of damseling – and since it is damseling and the damsel role is an aspect of chivalry, the male privilege meme is inherently patriarchal.

MISOGYNY – Mall cops harass breast-feeding moms for “exposing themselves”

This shit again. Mall police roust a breast-feeding mother at a mall in Delaware even though there has been a state law since 1997 explicitly protecting her right to feed her kid in public.

It’s no surprise that this latest skirmish in the milk wars is at a mall.…

MALE DISPOSABILITY – The hereditary warrior class

It’s been 40 years since the US stopped relying on a draft to fill its Army, although males and not females are still required to register and face significant disadvantages if they don’t. In that time the predicted rise of a hereditary warrior class has in fact taken place and is coming close to being completed.…

MISANDRY – Dating and a straight guy who sometimes wishes he were gay.

A redditor posted a self-reddit in which he said that dating American women made him wonder if he would be better off gay. I think he meant more than just the joy of finally getting a competent blow job. He may have meant not being subject to date-rape accusations, or at least of having a fighting chance at defending himself, or less chance of being subjected to Intimate Partner Violence.…

MISOGYNY – Misogyny? High heels and choices

Salon.com has an article up that explores reasons besides added height as possible explanations as to why women wear high heels. High heels have to rank with corsets and neckties as extremes of stupid, uncomfortable clothing.

It turns out though maybe however stupid high heels may be, they may be stupid ina very effectual way.…