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.…

FEMALE PRIVILEGE – The Blue-Hair Mafia, the Front Man Fallacy and the Closet

It is a truism vehemently denied that women run the church, whatever flavor or denomination that church may be, and always from the shadows. You can call it the Amen Corner or just refer to who it is that drags the kids to Mass, who shows up for Novenas, fawns on the priest in a bevy of cooing mothers competing to see who can feed him the yummiest goodies, and who mutters disapprovingly until the intimidated miscreant bends to their will and shrinks into conformity with their norms, but it is the same everywhere and in almost every congregation, however constituted.…