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tigtog (aka Viv) is the founder of this blog. She lives in Sydney, Australia: husband, 2 kids, cat, house, garden, just enough wine-racks and (sigh) far too few bookshelves.

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  1. angharad
    angharad at |

    Is it just me, or does this paragraph from the Fox News thing make no sense whatsoever?

    It’s the women who lose. Not only are they saddled with the consequences of sex, by dismissing male nature they’re forever seeking a balanced life. The fact is, women need men’s linear career goals – they need men to pick up the slack at the office – in order to live the balanced life they seek.

    As for the second, I think Richard Dawkins would be very surprised to hear that 4chan invented the meme.

  2. Helen
    Helen at |

    It must be the season. The Hun has a new one to join the ranks of Albrechtsen, Devine & co. And what a corker she is. In this mini-rant about the narcissism of the young (yes I know), she offers this pearl, “Perhaps the incessant whingeing and striking of teachers has something to do with the local result…”

    Bear in mind that the whole thrust of this piece is that Western children aspire to be entertainers, artists or sporting celebrities instead of doctors, firemen and other heroic occupations. Googling Rita Panahi, what do I find? Is she a doctor, a surgeon, a lumberjack? No! She has a show on SENsports SENTRAL (sic!) which is mainly concerned with, you guessed it, entertainment and sport!

    Gah!!

  3. MrRabbit
    MrRabbit at |

    Not the holding doors open for women thing again. Ladies, think of the menz.

    Not calling me a lady (condescending ******) while telling me why I’ve got it wrong.

    That tumblr got me ragey.

  4. YetAnotherMatt
    YetAnotherMatt at |

    It’s barely seven in the stupidly early and I’ve already read “Some of you wrote in saying I offended you. Sorry if I offended anyone”. I’m awake now, time to put on some clothes, and go buy purple shorts.

  5. tree
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    tigtog, I think you’re making an unfair comparison here. Surely horseshit is far less offensive than this drivel!

    by dismissing male nature they’re forever seeking a balanced life

    Wanting a balanced life, the horror!

    It’s interesting to me, though, how in the first link the author specifically says that “women have the power”. Isn’t the idea that women have power anathema to these folks? Or is it only certain kinds of power? I don’t know! It’s all too much my poor, tiny ladybrain.

  6. angharad
    angharad at |

    Of course we have power, tree. We have the most important power there is – the power over boners. Wanting all those other kinds of power like education and money and so on is too much power!

  7. Perla
    Perla at |

    There’s a good piece in the latest Big Issue about King Kong. Apparently, Don Feder from Frontpage* reviewed the Peter Jackson version of the film and wrote,

    “In a way, all men are King Kong – powerful, brooding, potentially destructive creatures waiting for a woman to touch our hearts and tame us…And all women are [the female lead character] simultaneously fragile and compelling, possessor of the magic to transform primitive males(monsters-in-waiting) into protectors and the builders of families and civilisations”.

    No, really.

    *Some sort of NeoCon periodical.

  8. Tee
    Tee at |

    Gah, how dare the wimminz question chivalry!?

    “This is something that’s needed a dissertation for a long time.”

    Because no one has ever thought these mighty thoughts before …

    *sigh*

  9. angharad
    angharad at |

    Apparently Suzanne Venker is Phyllis Schafly’s niece. It’s nice to see she’s going into the family business.

  10. Tom
    Tom at |

    Phyllis Schafly is a name I will always despise.

    Forty years later, I still hate Phyllis Schafly over the ERA. She shamelessly exploited the 1970s general public’s fears about Women’s Liberation to defeat the ERA.

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