Media attention around Bill Cosby’s fondness for drugging/raping women might be fading, but it’s not going away. Yet Woody Allen just scored a new show, despite longstanding claims of raping children from his own family. As pundits ponder why Cosby is nose-diving whilst Allen and countless others keep chugging along, it’s time to once and for all settle the question of why Cosby’s career really tumbled…...read more
So, a Florida state representative, Frank Artiles, has introduced a bill to criminalize somebody using any bathroom or changing room or locker room but the one corresponding to that person’s assigned sex at birth. It doesn’t matter how they’re presenting, how they identify, whether they’ve had surgery, whether they’ve had their sex legally changed (as […]...read more
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 and have made many women’s lives utter miseries. But have you read this Buzzfeed article […]...read more
This French crêpe cooking away on the hob features for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week.
* with a few netiquette exceptions
Cathy Young recently added to her infamous rape-denialist oeuvre a piece at Daily Beast defending an accused rapist at Columbia (who’s obviously just being persecuted by a conspiracy of lying wimminz don’t you know). If you’ve already read it and found it any way persuasive, you really ought to read Erin Gloria Ryan’s response on Jezebel: How to Make an Accused Rapist Look Good for balance. If you’ve already consolidated the excellent habit of never reading Cathy Young, you could just read the Jezebel piece for pleasure in its thoroughness....read more
Always, the company that sells menstrual products, ran a minute-long Super Bowl spot trimmed down from their longer #LikeAGirl video released this summer. The ad challenges the stereotype that running, throwing, and fighting “like a girl” indicates weakness and ineptitude by running the expression by adults (and one young boy), and then by a series of girls who haven’t yet been told that “like a girl” is usually meant as a bad thing. And then it took about ten minutes for the meninists to start protesting the “inequality” that there wasn’t another commercial for #LikeABoy.
This is why we can’t have nice things....read more
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, well, man can lactate. It’s been known to happen. They just mostly don’t. So, you […]...read more
Time for our twenty-fifth #spillover thread. Some reminders:
1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic by providing a separate constructive space for side-discussions.
2. Commentors are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover.
I want to maintain Feministe’s proud tradition of attacking anti-vaxers, because these people are the scum of the earth. These are the people who have benefitted most from modern medical advances, but who not only refuse to protect their own children from diseases that used to kill and disable huge numbers of children (and adults, […]...read more
A few minutes well spent by moi on Twitter contacting our webhosting provider finally got them to return Jill’s calls and change our server plan like she wanted weeks ago....read more
Shorter Pogo: I said some awful things, and now my Twitter is full of people are telling me they were awful, and I may have just alienated my core fanbase. So NOT FAIR, because it was all just an experiment anyway, you bratty feminist hyenas!...read more