More thoughts on reactionary masculinity

I posted the following as a comment in the thread over at LP from the crosspost yesterday on reactionary role models in an attempt to wrench the discussion back onto redefining gender roles instead of perpetuating the digressions it had taken. It probably won’t work, as the discussion has devolved into oversimplification from traditionalists who […]

Foetuses behind a plane

I learnt over at Another Blog today that in some places in the States kind people will fly over your place of work, study or recreation and attempt to horrify you. Apparently, all over the USA this last summer, if you were outdoors at a large public event you had a good chance of seeing […]

Reactionary role-yearning

Oh, this should stimulate some discussion around the blogtraps. Sara Robinson, a blogger I’ve linked to before for her pieces on religious-authoritarian childrearing practices, has written about the call for a return to traditional masculinity from religious conservatives, and its attraction to a significant subset of men. Coturnix has asked other feminist bloggers to respond, […]

We know war is hell, but don’t expect any help when you come back

From August, this collaborative post on PTSD-denial between Respectful of Otters and Idealistic Pragmatist dissects a scornful Canadian columnist’s hatchet-job on veterans with ongoing mental trauma problems arising from their military service. The columnist concerned is joining an increasing number of American conservatives engaged in “an effort to discredit the entire concept of PTSD – […]

Be vewwy vewwy qwiet…

Keep up to date with Firedoglake – pretty much live-blogging the unfolding Cheney croney-shoot scandal. Image from Firedoglake For extra-chewy goodness, Amanda at Pandagon argues persuasively against another blogger’s premise that conservativism is about limited government. Related posts (automatically generated): No related posts.