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Sexual assaultby Joy Farber @ littletreefarber

The scene though far removed remains vivid in my mind.

Images pulse in front of me like morse code.

A little girl– afraid– watches mute as acts that will shape her identity, and behavior for much of her life are committed. Read the rest of this entry

Are Women The Weaker Sex? 

The weaker sex?

The weaker sex?

Are women physically inferior to men?

I ask my students.

“Yes, isn’t it obvious?” some say.

“No,” say others. “A female bodybuilder is stronger than any guy in this room.”

“True. What if she walked into a room full of male bodybuilders?” I prod.  Read the rest of this entry

That’s Bitchin But Life’s A Bitch

That's bitchin!

That’s bitchin!

If you say, “That’s bitchin!” it’s good.

But if she’s bitchin, she’s annoying.

If “Life’s a bitch,” things are difficult.

If “She’s a bitch!” she’s difficult! (He thinks that’s bad.)

If “I’m a bitch!” I stand my ground. (I think that’s baaad – but in a good way!) Read the rest of this entry

Feminism Kills Japanese Libido? 

Japanese libido

Japanese libido

Japan is dead last in sexual satisfaction. Some blame feminism.

Really?

The stats:

  • Singles aged 18-34 who don’t want a romantic relationship: Men: 28% Women: 23%
  • Singles aged 16 to 24 who are uninterested in sexual relationships: Women: 45%  Men: 25%

“Grass-eating boys” or “herbivores,” as the guys are called, have no real interest in: Read the rest of this entry

Virginity: Double Binds & Double Standards

Lost your virginity?

Lost your virginity?

By Sabrina Szpetkowski 

A close friend called me one morning, crying and asking me to come to her house.

When I got there I found her crumpled up on her bed. She told me that she had lost her virginity to her boyfriend the night before and she felt disgusting. She worried that if they ever broke up she wouldn’t be able to find someone else who would want to be with her because she wasn’t a virgin. Read the rest of this entry

Men Commit Suicide Because of Feminism?

mra-4Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs) often blame feminists for men’s problems.

Apparently, women are now the advantaged gender. And it’s our fault that they’re committing suicide at a higher rate than we do.

I’m so, so sorry that some people want to end their lives.

But that higher rate is connected to male privilege. So blame patriarchy, not feminism. Read the rest of this entry

Christians for Gay Rights

Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality

Having heard the battle cry, “Gays are against God!” my Women’s Perspective club decided to visit the Christian club on campus.

We’d visited a lot of clubs, on numerous issues, hoping to take in various points of view. So we took a turn with “The Upside Down Club,” so named because they felt that their ideas were the reverse of society’s.

This group surprised us more than any other. Read the rest of this entry

Why Don’t Feminists Have Gender-Neutral Kids?

Gender equalitySome parents believe in gender equality but conclude that boys and girls are just naturally different.

After all, they tried raising their sons and daughters the same way, yet their girls still liked frilly pink dresses and their boys still played with guns.

But do they raise boys and girls the same?
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Feminist, Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift speaks to Maxim about her feminism

Once upon a time Taylor Swift denied being a feminist. Because she didn’t know what feminism was.

Back then she told The Daily Beast,

I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.

But she’s had an awakening. First thru a friendship with Lena Dunham. As she told The Guardian: Read the rest of this entry

Trans-racial is Trans-tastic, Rachel Dolezal!

Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal

By Karl Muonio

We’ve become more accepting of transgender people. But why aren’t transracial people okay?

The media has been storming over Rachel Dolezal of late because she was born in a white body but she feels black.

In fact, she has adopted black children, she is a professor of African-American Studies, and until recently she was a branch president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Apparently, a black woman who feels trapped in a white body is a major problem that all of society must obsess over and condemn. Read the rest of this entry

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