Torey Maguire reckons feminists should just ignore Alan Jones, since he’s just a formulaic shock-jock troll, but I don’t agree. “Don’t feed the Trolls” is bad science, and we should feed the trolls if we need to. Creative mockery to underline the point that we are not “offended”, we are contemptous: that’s cathartic as well.
Oh Internet, my birthday was days ago now – you really shouldn’t have! So Much #emptychair, #eastwooding and #invisibleobama on my feeds this morning!
Twenty of the 21 serial rapists were identified from the first 153 rape kits officially tested for DNA and entered into the national database known as CODIS, or the Combined DNA Index System, this summer. In other words, these 20 men had been involved in at least one other rape case, according to the database.
Greta Christina’s latest post sums up the last few months pretty well.
Todd Akin’s medieval science + pithily excremental phrasing has brought out the musical in a number of people who are much cleverer than him.
There has been a change for Captain Marvel fans. I think I may have to start buying these comics. The author of the linked article tweets as @missrenne. SotBO: Not every guy is a dudebro. I’m sure you can work it out. Share this post? Related posts: Signal Boost: Wonder Women! More of this, please Gratuitous Awesome: Nothing to Prove… Read more →
Here’s the brief: “Write some posts about my childhood reading, not only favourite books, but how I read them and why I still remember them.” (Seems I’ve missed the deadline already. Blogging Occupational hazard – sorry!) When I think of the books I read and re-read as a child, the ones which changed me and which fed my developing feminism,… Read more →
Are you thinking positively enough and other bullshit.
Bob Ellis says he isn’t sexist. What do you think?
Todd Akin, US congressman and senatorial nominee claimed in an interview that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy.
Silencing tactics are not cool.
We don’t want to simply start conversations; we want to proactively connect activists from all over the globe and unite them in their struggle to affect a better future.
Disgusted. As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue.
I grew up listening to Nina Simone and I love her music. Whenever I talk about Nina Simone I am obliged to tell you my anecdote because it is the coolest moment of my life and it happened when I was a child. I peaked early. I not only saw Nina Simone perform live in a French nightclub as a… Read more →