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.…

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.…

IT’S SHIT LIKE THIS, FEMINISTS – This Is Why Male Rape Survivors Don’t Come Forward (or Gendered Victim-Blaming)

Background: James Landrith was a 22-year-old active duty Marine 25 years ago when he showed mercy to the pregnant wife of a friend and sheltered her for the night, and then awoke to find her straddling him, with his penis in her, raping him. She threatened him with rape charges if he ever reported her rape of him.…

LADIES’ AUXILIARY OF THE PATRIARCHY – Demonizing Male Sexuality

 Male sexuality has traditionally been seen as aggressive in the West, but traditionally that was lauded and validated, sometimes to the point of glorifying behavior we would call stalking nowadays.

 But it was always also considered dangerous – even when it was also considered vivifying as in ancient Rome where phalluses were scratched into walls as good luck symbols – and a man could step over the line very easily, and the constant threat of this kind of accusation was a way of controlling men in other areas, and not just women controlling men.

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.…

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.…

ACTIVISM – One Piece of Advice at a Time

“Is cunamh mór comhairle mhaith” – “Good advice is great help.”

It is also a form of activism.

Someone getting ready to marry was presented a really lopsided prenup and didn’t know what to think of it, so he asked the Reddit community on r/Mensrights.…

DOUBLE STANDARDS – And Sexist Piggery – Her Husband Has No Say In the Matter, Of Course

Caroline Hax had an article recently in which a woman came to her about her husband who didn’t want her pregnancy to continue. He didn’t want another child. This pregnancy was the result of years of IVF attempts, and the husband had changed his mind at some point.…