Kyle Payne, fauxminist, predator, and sexual assaulter, is up for open sentencing on August 11, though he is asking for it to be postponed so that he can continue his “counselling” and solicitation of “letters of support”.
Kyle Payne was a rape crisis advocate, women’s studies student, and resident advisor at his university. While “looking after” an unconscious drunk student in his care, he undid her shirt and took a photograph and video of her breast.
He has now published a statement on his blog, closed comments on it, and emailed a bunch of feminist bloggers to alert them to it. Yeah – he’s soliciting letters of support from feminists, in an effort to influence his sentence. Mm, that’ll go well:
From John Scalzi: Another Entry in the Annals of “People Who Haven’t the Slightest Idea What They’re Saying” Awww, look. Someone’s trying to lecture me on speech and the Internet! A fabulous exploration into what does and what does not constitute a repression of “free speech”. The comments thread (alert: very long) includes a welcome segue into the desirability of… Read more →
What other feminist funnies do you see around the place that make you smile? Add a link to an image in comments and I’ll use my Super-Duper Admin Powers to reveal it to other readers. For those who wish to offer a contrast, what about those “feisty woman” funnies you see around the place that only reinforce stereotypes about men… Read more →
This (long) post is inspired by the tapes of self-styled seduction guru Dimitri The Lover (AKA James Sears) that are being discussed on blogs all over at the moment (or at least linked to with a LOLOLOL!!1!), and the arguments as to whether they are genuine recordings of a creep or performance art from a guy engaging in viral marketing… Read more →
Kiwis and Aussies, the deadline for the Third Down Under Feminists Carnival July edition is coming up at the end of the month! The carnival is scheduled to be published around the 5th August at Audrey and the Bad Apples. If you’ve written something feminist this month, or read something on an Australian or New Zealander blog that has appealed… Read more →
Continuing this week’s “WTF?” series, here’s the teaser trailer for Bitch Slap Movie“, scheduled for theatrical release around Christmastime. They’ve been promoting the movie this weekend at Comic Con. It’s all breasts, guns, and sexy, sexy violence. I guess this is BDSM porn for teenagers who won’t admit it? (Yet?) The blurb: Bitch Slap is a modern throwback to the… Read more →
Via Catherine Price at Salon comes the story of Olga Murray, who devised a simple, practical philanthropic solution that has virtually eradicated a tradition of starving Nepalese farming families selling their daughters into indentured servitude. 1n 1989 Murray was horrified to learn that in poor farming districts a daughter would be sold into domestic slavery to wealthy families for as… Read more →
Lazy writers on long-running TV shows are giving me the stabbies quite often, but this particular one is still irritating me after a whole week, so it must be aired. When Dr Nikki Alexander, cool-calm-collected forensic scientist, realises that she’s alone with someone she’s just deduced is the murderer, and tries to leave but he chases her into the garden,… Read more →
Ok, so this was *everywhere* last year. But some of the readers who’ve come aboard since then may not have seen it. The discussion today about oppressive beauty ideals and the resultant social insecurities that lead to immense profits for the cosmetic surgery industry reminded me of how the same social insecurities also lead to immense profits for the Diet… Read more →
Somebody please tell me this is not a real Guinness ad. Because I’d really hate to have to start boycotting it. NSFW. Not safe for anyone. Triggers. [via Sociological Images.] Share this post? Related posts: Because portraying violence against women is so edgy, doncha know? Not friends again Why I’m Not Pleased, Sexual Objectification Edition Hey “Girls”! Unilever’s “Go Fresh”… Read more →
A whole thread on LP about the social insecurities that lead to the cosmetic surgery makeover culture has been derailed by some men who are insisting on reframing it as women’s individual sexual insecurities about their looks, and how if women could only understand that the men in their personal lives don’t care whether they have surgery or not then… Read more →
Image: Culpable “nutritionist” Barbara Nash. Source: Daily Mail. BBC: “Woman left brain damaged by detox”: A woman has been awarded more than £800,000 after she suffered permanent brain damage while on a detox diet. The High Court heard Dawn Page, 52, began vomiting uncontrollably after starting The Amazing Hydration Diet. […] The court heard Mrs Page, from Faringdon, near Swindon,… Read more →
Holy crap. Rixa writes: Well, the BirthTrack is here and being actively marketed to both doctors and mothers-to-be. It consists of an internal electrode that is screwed into the baby’s head and two ultrasound clips that attach to the cervix. […] Judit [commenter]: “In the event of non-progressive labor, the diagnosis may be delayed” goodness gracious hurry up and make… Read more →
The comment below was NOT approved for publication on my Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog. Free Clue, TrollDude – quoting Twisty Faster’s most infamous phrase ever is a big giveaway that you really just want to stir up a storm. However, I thought some dissection of this absurdity might provide some general amusement. Name: Open Mind 2038 Regarding “Patriarchy Theory”……. Read more →