That men are more likely to drop out of school, more likely to be incarcerated, and more likely to be portrayed as a buffoon in a commercial for oven cleaner is actually a “neglected form of sexism” perpetrated by “partisan feminists,” says David Benatar, head of philosophy at Cape Town University and author of The Second Sexism...read more
We all have relationship dealbreakers. Maybe you disagree on issues of politics or religion. Maybe he’s a vegetarian and you miss eating meet. Maybe she’s into Marvel comics and you’re hard-core DC. Maybe he’s left-handed and your elbows bump into each other at the dinner table. Maybe, as with Melissa Jeltsen’s failed relationship with “an androgynous punk rocker named Duke,” he just wasn’t intellectual enough for you–or as she put it, he didn’t go to college....read more
The end! It’s the end! The book is over. Sigh. Ready, go.
Next up: If anyone’s up for Catching Fire, I am. I’m going to take a week off and set the first discussion for the week after next, Saturday, June 9, with Part I, chapters 1-9....read more
As it is written, “Engage thyself not in coeducational sporting endeavors, lest thou get thine ass kicked by a gi-irl.”
Instead of playing in a championship baseball game, Paige Sultzbach and her team won’t even make it to the dugout.
A Phoenix school that was scheduled to play the 15-year-old Mesa girl and her male teammates forfeited the game rather than face a female player.
Next up: Next Saturday, June 2, we’re going to finish the book with chapters 19-27. If you feel like taking on Catching Fire next, start getting ready for that....read more
Next up: Next Saturday, May 19, we’re going to take out Section 2 with chapters 10-18. It’s more reading than we’ve been doing, so if you feel like it’s a bit much, let me know....read more
Give Alabama politician Bill Johnson an award for combining two of the Republican party’s favorite family values: traditional families, and being fruitful and multiplying. Wanting to keep his family together, Johnson invited his wife of eight years and her three children to come with him as he moved to New Zealand to be with the numerous babies conceived of his sperm....read more
This is the story of a video by eleven young women from the U.S.–almost exclusively white–who went to Thailand to save the “bar girls” to Jesus. “We found that we were the perfect ones to fight for them,” say the title cards. “Because we used to be women in chains… Just like them.”...read more
LATE UPDATE: This Saturday, May 12 we’re going to close out Section 1 with chapters 5-9....read more
Teens getting all sexed up! Having babies! Getting TV shows! Day care in high schools! Babies right and left! Teen pregnancy is more rampant than ever, right? No?...read more
As University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt takes her retirement, Sports Illustrated’s Holly Anderson reflects on Summitt’s career, women’s sports, and Title IX....read more