GENERAL – This is why we need rape shield laws, or something to deal with this

Two teenaged female relatives of the convicted Steubenville rapists have been brought up on charges for going up on Twitter and threatening the life of the rape victim. One blamed the victim for ruining her cousin’s life.

You can ask a number of questions about the mentality this comes out of.…

MISOGYNY – Why women trash successful women

Michelle Goldberg has a good article up at CNN that discusses a common form of women-on-women misogyny, the tendency to slam women who stand out. Although she appears at times to veer into “blaming men for the shit women do” territory, that appearance is more an artifact of the cultural vocabulary available to her than anything she is actually saying.…

PARENTING – Katie McDonough refutes herself and proves the point of an article on mommy-blocking

….. by calling the article mansplaining. That’s right – parenting is women’s work and when man says anything about, including complaining about obstruction by the mother, it’s “mansplaining”. How’s that for mommy-blocking? Thanks, Katie McDonough, for settling that so fast.…

DOUBLE STANDARDS – Feds look into discipline rates in Seattle schools

“SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is investigating the high rate at which black students are disciplined in Seattle Public Schools, a problem that has plagued the district for decades.”

Well good for the feds; it’s high time.…

FEMALE PRIVILEGE – Women’s control over men’s reproduction

Just a quick little round-up, one day’s fishing, of examples of a woman’s control over a man’s reproduction, or in one case, her power to force him to subsidize her reproductive choices for children that are not even his, a little “bird in the back yard” exercise.…

Andrew Breitbart’s Message: Kurt Cobain and Feminism by Dani Pettas

On Thursday, Jezebel featured a piece by Tracy Moore called “What Do We Want From Male Feminists?”

The focus is on Kurt Cobain, who would have been 46. Cobain kind of had an androgynous look, called Axyl Rose a “homophobe” and identified as a feminist.…

HYPOAGENCY – Hypoagency and Blaming Everything on Men

I’m going to be doing a series on hypoagency and hyperagency. Typhonblue identified these as the core of the gender system we find so problematic and the more I look at them the more that analysis is confirmed.

Because this is series, I am soliciting examples of both.…

FEMALE IMMUNITY – Catholic Women and the Rape Scandal

Joanna Moorehead writes in the Guardian today “The crimes of the Catholic church: not in our names

Oh bullshit, Joanna. This shit is all over the hands of the faithful women who have, as you go to great lengths to say, been the bedrock and the mainstay of the Church, its real power base, for decades and decades and decades.…

HISTORY – Kathleen Parker on Betty Friedan – ‘The Feminine Mystique’ at 50

Kathleen Parker writes a lot of good stuff when it comes to gender, and here’s some more from her. This time she is marking the 50 year anniversary of Betty Friedan’s seminal work in feminism, The Feminine Mystique, and offering comment on it.…