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Today in despair for the future of humanity: Caleb Hannan writing for Grantland

Caleb Hannan wrote a wanna-be-gonzo journalist-as-protagonist article outing a trans woman, shortly after that woman committed suicide after explicitly warning Hannan that his journalism was leaving her no other option: Hannan has committed an utterly reprehensible failure to emulate an ethical human being. Grantland’s ethical failure in publishing Hannan’s article is equally appalling.

Obligatory Joss Whedon Feminist Speech Post

Whedon, then, delivers a speech on the term “feminist” without any reference to feminist history, without any apparent awareness of feminist theory, and without even any demonstrated knowledge of the most important objections or conflicts around the term “feminist,” the use of which he is purportedly discussing.

Downfall parody: #QantasLuxury

An example of when STFU might be a wonderfully good idea: attempting to get a pissed-off customer base to give you warm PR fuzzies might just not be the best idea within weeks of stranding 80K of them a long way away from where they actually wanted to be

BFTP: Slash and Teh Magick Testicles of Perspicacity

Like all good evolutionary psychologists who focus on gender, Don hasn’t bothered to talk to any actual *whispers* women. Especially not to any women who write and/or study this, erm, *whispers* smut. Because women can’t define their own experience, can’t tell their own stories, can’t have any useful insights into their own motivations. Because women’s fan academia doesn’t really exist in any meaningful sense, not until chest-beaters come along and put their stamp of Knowledge onto it. Because women’s culture is there to be picked apart with tweezers and analysed with a touch of distanced fascination, a modicum of distaste, and a whopping serve of wilful ignorance. For lo, he has Teh Magick Testicles of Perspicacity. Here, let him show you them.

Fairfax Feature Fail

Fairfax never fail to disappoint. Right now WAToday is running a front-page-promoted slideshow thus: The photos of the decade A selection of amazing, spellbinding images from the past ten years. Right next to a photo of a burning World Trade… Read More ›