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
“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.”
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.
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.
My reading list for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014.
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.
Architecture: all gargoyles are grotesques, but not all grotesques are gargoyles.