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  • Some useful things you might teach your children in our rape culture

    A placard, held by a woman wearing a white dress but whose face we cannot see: *My skirt doesn't cause rape - rapists do*

    This particular nugget comes from Pharyngula, where a post from PZ addressing rape culture led to a predictable influx of the usual victim-blaming rape myths as if they were commensense truths, leading to a predictably forceful pushback from the Pharyngulites, who do not let that crap stand. If readers would like to add their own favourite links addressing rape myths/culture in comments, I’d really like to see them.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Hey guess what?

    free speech

    Guess what word gets you banned from participating in a debate on an abortion bill in Michigan.

  • Lingerie Football League: The Undakkening

    Helen Razer doesn’t even like Lingerie Football League. She makes that clear in this article. But she goes to the wall to defend it against “feminist” (Boo!) critics. Somehow I feel compelled to reply, although it’s about as tempting as… Read More ›

  • Perth Stormageddon Thread redux

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    We’re getting a fair few hits on a post of Lauredhel’s about storms around Perth in 2010. Here’s a new post to discuss the south-western Western Australia storms from the past weekend. Our thoughts are with our friends and the 27,000 homes currently without power in WA.

  • Internet Misogyny Datapoint: the hatefest aimed at Anita Sarkeesian

    a silver monkey bares its fangs aggressively

    Every time women on the internet point out how routine it is for a woman’s mere presence on the internet to provoke squadrons of flying he-man-she-hater monkeys to post floods of vile abuse, someone reckons that it’s not really that bad and women should just get thicker skins/lighten up/stop whining etc.

  • This week in Streisand Effecting: funnyjunk.com hires a lawyer who doesn’t understand SEO to sue theoatmeal.com

    funnyjunk_letter

    See that post title just above these words? And the link I’m adding to this name right here? => That‘s how SEO works, Charles Carreon Attorney At Law.

  • Just when you think you have it right

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    Just when you think you have got it right, you find out how wrong you are.

  • “Special thanks to all the trolls for their tireless efforts x”

    thank_you_hater

    I know this is everywhere at the moment, but I’ve put up this post to assist bookmarking this delightful video for future deployment against infestations of sexually aggressive, racist, homophobe, misogynistic, cowardly, illiterate, wastes of human skin: Thank You Hater by Isabel Fay

  • Otterday! And Open Thread.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

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