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A roomful of what? ICMI, London, 2018, day 1

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What do you get when you confront a feminist with men’s unfettered humanity? Shock. Horror. An article full of defamatory lies, published on the deceptively named “Open Democracy” blog, 50.50. The supposed “only woman in a room of entirely white men” failed to notice the sex and color of several of the event’s speakers, including the first up, Karen Straughan...

Badger Beginnings – We can’t always all get along if we wanna git ‘er done | HBR Talk 39

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Last week we read an apparently scathing critique of the men’s rights movement and A Voice For Men in particular. Listen in as Alison, Karen, Prim, and Hannah discuss the response, written by Hannah and punctuated by the signatures of several female MRAs, in which the name “Honey Badger Brigade” was coined.…

Senator John McCain tweets presumption of guilt

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On November 9, the Washington Post published a news article detailing Leigh Corfman’s allegation that in 1979, when she was 14 and he was 32, Alabama Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore, initiated a sexual encounter with her. The article went on to dramatize the accounts of other women who were young, but at or over the legal age of consent in Alabama when they had relationships with...

Toxic Masculinity

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When I first looked into this term a few years ago, I traced it back to feminist usage which indicated intent to use hasty generalizations as a method for smearing masculinity and by extension, men.
At the time, I just read recent feminist writing on it, and surmised its purpose from that.…

Mixed-up Meetup info for last minute attendees

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The Mixed-up Meetup is taking place tomorrow and Sunday, September 23 and 24. I would like to thank everyone who bought tickets or donated to help make sure the meetup could happen.
For anyone who wants to participate in part of the weekend’s events but could not participate in the fundraiser or buy tickets, the museum is free and open to the public.…

Did Andrew Kaczynski violate federal stalking law by demonizing a redditor and then threatening to expose his identity?

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Consider Section 2261A of title 18, United States Code- Stalking against the article in which CNN threatened to expose the identity of a redditor credited with the creation of the WWE meme to which the organization took exception. Whoever— (1) travels in interstate or foreign commerce or is present within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, or enters or leaves...

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