Category Feminism

*Feminists* coined ‘gender dysphoria’!?

Feminists and others have coined another great term, “gender dysphoria.” That’s when you feel one way inside, but your body dictates that people react to you as if you were somebody else. via I was a Teenage Sexist | Unwinnable. I was digging this article until I got to this point… Feminist ‘and others’ have […]

I was all geared up to write a post… about colonialism and gender and stuff.

But. I tried. And then failed. In part because my bf kept interrupting me but also because I was annoyed with him. Also, they cleaned the halls of my building with something strong that is making me sneeze, so I’m feeling super drowsy from anti-histamines. Blech. The post was going to be about: R*dfems and […]

An apology

I just wanted to write up a quick apology for this post. I wrote a post about misogyny in the gay community that was sort of a rant after dealing with gay men who expressed a great deal of disgust with vaginas. This discussion had a lot of privilege fail and one of this was […]

Misogyny in the Gay Community

ETA: I wrote this a while ago and totally realize (now) just how cissexist and transmisogynistic this post is. I’m sorry. I’ve posted an apology here and a much longer and complete apology here. One of my pet peeves is misogyny in the gay community. I have always found the way that this manifests in the […]

SJ Thoughts on Glee 3×6

The episode starts off with Puck reassuring us that his affair with Shelby isn’t statutory rape because he is eighteen. As if that actually mattered, since it utterly misses the point. The point is power. It is always about power. Shelby is in a position of power and responsibility over Puck. So she does have […]

The 10 ways Glee truly hates women…

So, I’ve been having this creeping feeling for years now and it was firmly cemented while watching my last Glee episode: Glee hates women. Or, rather, the three main writers Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennen, and Ryan Murphy hate women. They are misogynistic in especially vicious ways. It was also, sadly, easy for me to overlook […]

Manly Cities? Mix a cup of sexism with a dash of racism.

Easily one of the most ridiculous things that I’ve read, Sperling’s Best Places published a “Manliest Cities” ranking (for the USA). You can find it here: http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/manliest_cities.aspx. I don’t even know where to begin… But how about with their ‘emasculating category’: Manly “Kryptonite” Category / Emasculating Criteria* Cities also lost points for an overabundance of […]

And we come full circle…

It has been an interesting weekend for me. I’ve learned a great deal about radical feminism. Indeed, learned enough to feel that I can answer another person’s question about whether or not it is possible for ‘liberals’ to engage radical feminists on the issues of trans rights. The answer: no, it isn’t possible. And it […]

(an apology)

I see further comments have been added to this post, in response to my other post: (link to hate speech removed). In a stunning move, after spending some time reading those links (and yes, I read them and other information not provided by you), I agree with her. I’m leaving my earlier posts (and not […]

Just a plain fail…

(this time on my part) So, (blank) has posted a rebuttal to my ‘privilege fail…’ post. You can find it here: (link removed ’cause I want them to stop sending people here and I don’t want anyone to read that hateful shit if they don’t have to). Again, out of respect for her space, my […]

Privilege fail…

I just read this: http://wewillnot.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/pride-toronto-and-the-erasure-of-lesbians/ Okay. Because I pride myself on believing in free speech and didn’t want to comment on her blog itself, so I’m putting my reaction here. (Why not comment on her blog? I respect her right to her own space, without my intrusion). To a certain extent, I’m speechless. Isn’t there […]

Privilege fail…

I just read this: (link removed ’cause I really was uncomfortable with linking to hate speech) Okay. Because I pride myself on believing in free speech and didn’t want to comment on her blog itself, so I’m putting my reaction here. (Why not comment on her blog? I respect her right to her own space, […]