Most of the arguments against the Oxfam figures are asking us to look at all these molehills and ignore those few stupendously ginormous mountains.
use, misuse and cynical manipulation of language in common and specialist speech and writing
Quote OTD: Humour is a social act that forms a social function
“Jokes about socially unacceptable things aren’t just “jokes.” They [normalise] that unacceptable thing, [telling] the people who agree with you that, yes, this is an okay thing to talk about.”
Today in Double Standards
I was having a chat about exactly this sort of negativity regarding competent/assertive/expert women this evening: see also classic xkcd on the other side of the coin.
Quick Hit: Angry = Awesome
Some great angry writing from feminists.
Welcome to the 69th Down Under Feminists Carnival. This month read some of the best posts from January 2014.
Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014
My reading list for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014.
Quick Hit: The Ability to Can
There’s a fine line between mangling one’s own language and being part of its evolution and improvement. Of course, if it’s us (whoever “us” might be), it’s definitely the latter. “I have lost all ability to can.” …. So I… Read More ›
A little more research wouldn’t have hurt
Public humiliation visits every retailer occasionally. But to young women who are a bit on the large side, the embarrassment being visited on clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch must be as delicious as a good public flogging.
Today in tigtog is pedanticer than most: gargoyle vs grotesque
Architecture: all gargoyles are grotesques, but not all grotesques are gargoyles.
Quickhit: “No personal attacks” is not neutral
By The Wasp at The Feminist Hivemind: ‘ “No personal attacks” is not neutral’: “[…] When ours are the bodies at risk, and our views are expressions of self-defense, there is no distinction between attacking those views and attacking us… Read More ›