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use, misuse and cynical manipulation of language in common and specialist speech and writing
By Lauredhel on August 16, 2012
Despite being born with the use of both legs, many of these bipedal athletes inspire us with their commitment and guts. Having typically learned to walk around the age of one, these amazing Olympians don’t let their lurching two-phase locomotion hold them back. Thought they may look unwieldy to the naive eye, as viewers their movements soon look natural to us. We can see their grace and nimbleness shine through.
By tigtog on August 7, 2012
By tigtog on August 6, 2012
Females :: many species. Women :: one species. Female humans :: one species.
This post has been brought to you courtesy of disingenuous arguments taking place elsewhere.
By tigtog on July 11, 2012
Here’s an example of the word salad involved:
By tigtog on June 17, 2012
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.
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, language, parenting, relationships, violence | Tagged abuse, nuggets of awesome, rape apologism, rape culture, rape myths, sexual assault | 10 Responses
By tigtog on June 4, 2012
…when they see skimpily covered attractive flesh? Then why do we never hear of summer sun-seekers being attacked by rapists in the middle of large sunlit crowds at public squares and parks and beaches? The skimpily covered attractive flesh is there in maximum abundance, but somehow the attacks just don’t happen when there are plenty of surrounding eyewitnesses and CC-TV?
By tigtog on May 17, 2012
Yet, yet again, it makes no distinction between
*discretionary personal spending which a woman can choose not to do and nobody except herself will care
*necessary household spending, which if the woman doesn’t do then somebody else has to get it done.
By tigtog on May 14, 2012
If, after saying something, one feels the urge/need to say: “I don’t mean that in a creepy* way“, THEN ONE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER THAN TO SAY IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
By tigtog on May 10, 2012
You know you’re an Aussie poli-tragic when an infographic which could for most people in the world have happily been linked to in the Whimsy thread just gets you thinking about suckholes and the US-Australian alliance.
By tigtog on May 10, 2012
This week’s whimsy comes via Shakesville: Tweet of the Day – an epic typo for Benedict Cumberbatch. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
Who’st the jackanapes who failed to sweetly convey the imminent dawning of Talk Like Shakespeare Day, that I might more timely partake of such delights that roll most trippingly off the tongue?
By tigtog on April 23, 2012
It’s splitting from the nave to the chops time!
Actually, I’d rather watch this collection of fine videos from the Talk Like Shakespeare Day website.
By tigtog on April 12, 2012
White Americans are just as likely to be killed by other whites as Black Americans are likely to be killed by other blacks. In fact, all races in the USA share similar ratios. As the largest racial group, whites commit the majority of crimes in America. In particular, whites are responsible for the vast majority of violent crimes.
By blue milk on April 1, 2012
These are the words that made me love Adrienne Rich’s work: This is what living with children could be – without school hours, fixed routines, naps, the conflict of being both mother and wife with no room for being simply, myself. Driving home once, after midnight, from a late drive-in movie… with three sleeping children [...]
By Mindy on March 29, 2012
Excellent takedown of The Punch’s anti-feminist article by tallulahspankhead at The Lady Garden.