Tag: Stupidity

MRAs: Pretty Much What You’ve Always Thought

Trigger warning: MRA nonsense, physical abuse Edited with clarifications because apparently my writing is not conveying what I want it to here. Seriously. Seriously. I cannot stop laughing. Look, I know that MRAs are terrible people who do terrible things…

This week in US juridical misogyny…

1) You’ll be interested to know that if you get fired for breastfeeding, that is not an instance of sex discrimination, according to a ruling from the Eighth Circuit Court that the Supreme Court has decided to let stand, because,…

People, Please Get Your Act Together (now with 53% more clarification!)

People today are self-absorbed. They don’t care what anyone thinks. There is less focus on discipline, integrity, boundaries, fairness, honesty, and respect. Living in society is not getting everything you want. It’s not about focusing exclusively on your own wants and needs. It is about being a useful and respectful person in society. Based on my experience as a legal adult for the past 13 years, I’ve found that about a quarter of people are self-absorbed, self-centered assholes and feel entitled to do anything they want.

Don’t you hate it when

You get raped, but it’s not, like, legitimate rape, and so your amazing kinda-witchy female body doesn’t automatically prevent pregnancy and then you’re like, “Oh shit I’m pregnant, I guess that rape wasn’t real, well at least there’s one upside to this whole situation”? Yeah I hate that too. Thankfully, Rep. Todd Akin, who is running for a U.S. Senate in Missouri, knows doctors, and explains that abortion rights in the case of “legitimate” rape aren’t an issue:

HuffPo Live, 2 pm Eastern

Hey all, I’ll be chatting at HuffPo Live in about 18 minutes to talk about the criticism four-time Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones has received about her weight. Because fat doesn’t float, or something. You should be able to find the…

From the special moderation queue

Oh, trolls. How I missed you. From NYGIANTS: You are NOT an athlete. What have you done to say you are an athlete? So you can run 9 miles. Congrats. Your marathon time is beyond slow. An athlete is someone…

Chastened?

Here’s the tl;dr for this post: Dawn Eden made herself a nuisance to this blog and others about five or six years ago. Just Google her name along with that of pretty much any feminist blogger or blog and you’ll see what I mean. Now she’s reared her head again, mentioning me and this blog (and my reviews of her first book) in an interview about her new book. I don’t care all that much about what she said about me, personally, but the interview and book bring up a lot of issues that Dawn and I (as well as other feminist bloggers) have gone at each other over before and which I feel merit a response. Dawn has long been an engaging if fundamentally dishonest writer, particularly on the subject of feminism and women’s sexuality, and in the interview and her book, she accuses feminists of, essentially, causing child sexual abuse by supporting sexual freedom for adult women. In addition, there’s a good bit of inside-baseball stuff about the Catholic church and the clerical sex abuse scandal, and how Dawn addresses – or rather, fails to address – that scandal in the context of a book, written from a specifically Catholic perspective, about using Catholic writings and teaching as a means of healing from childhood sexual abuse.