ArchiveSeptember 2012

MISANDRY – The Stereotype of the Man-Hating Feminist

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Feminism and feminists get accused of misandry all the time; it’s a major accusation for a movement that claims the moral high ground and claims to be about gender equality. Feministe is a mainstream, high traffic feminist blog. It bills itself as “In defense of the sanctimonious women’s studies set.” Recently there was a mess of a post and comment thread that mewled and whined about how...

EQUALITY – Chopping the Other Leg Off of Homophobia

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I didn’t want this one to get by, so I’ll post it for the weekend.
Growing up there were two unquestioned bastions of masculinity – sports and the military. And the beefiest of the sports that people considered real sports was football. Those were the two legs of homophobia when I was growing up and nothing had changed that until recently.…

GENERAL – MRAs, PUAs, MGTOWs , and How the MRM Is Not a Monolith

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Look across the gendersphere and you find a tendency to confusion or conflation of all sorts of strands of “MRAs” into a mish-mashed, generalized, borgified stereotype of rage over loss of privilege and seething misogyny ( because it’s all only ever about the women, after all.) So I thought I’d pull together a little guide to the disparate strands of sentiment that get labeled MRA.…

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