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Dinner with Women Who Are Not My Wife

I couldn’t express my annoyance with this in only 140-characters, so here’s a short blog post: For his part, Mike Pence is also very, very committed to ensuring that there’s never even the slightest appearance of impropriety with regards to his marriage. To achieve such a feat, Pence reportedly won’t have dinner alone with a […]

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“Here’s the thing; if your plan was to stop only when I became unresponsive, then you still do not understand.”

Emily Doe, the victim of Brock Turner, wrote – and then read in court –  an incredibly powerful, clear, and moving letter during the sentencing process. Turner, a former Stanford student-athlete, was convicted by jury of a number of accounts relating to rape and sexual assault. He was sentenced to a mere 6 months in […]

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“I don’t believe in men. I’ve never met a man in my life.”

Today, Guernica Magazine published a great, insightful and inciting interview with South Asian trans performance duo DarkMatter. For instance, this is how they expand upon the above statement that Alok never met a man: Janani Balasubramanian: I think what Alok was saying with the idea of how we’ve never met a man in our lives, […]

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mhalachai: [tweet source] File this one under “Masculinity So Fragile…” Mancan Whine. (This is ridiculous.)

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“Can we please destroy the culture of cis hetero marriages where the guy acts like he’s getting dragged into it?”

I’m a cis husband in a hetero marriage and I approve this message: benjiscloset: can we please destroy the culture of cis hetero marriages where the guy acts like he’s getting dragged into it? it’s misogynistic as fuck, it’s rude and disrespectful to everyone involved, and it’s a huge middle finger to everyone else who […]

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chard-femme: cindymayweather: “A feminist critic is really important for men, I’ve been saying this for years. Men really need to be engaged in a feminist politic or they’re going to be just as oppressed by patriarchy and these ideas of what it means to be a man and masculinity that keeps them in whatever closet […]

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Manliness, it can be seen, is an eminently relational notion, constructed in front of other men and against femininity, in a kind of fear of the female, firstly in oneself. Pierre Bourdieu “A Magnified Image.” Masculine Domination. Polity Press, 2001. (53)

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This has tended to make socialism too much of a male creed, as others are supposed to hold back in the secure knowledge that their emancipation is in secure hands. This dream has faded. Feminism has helped develop a different sense of politics. Feminism is not just a challenge to men, but an example of […]

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Fun Times with the First Amendment

Baggy, sagging pants might not be protected by the constitution, while Klans robes and Nazi uniforms are. That’s at least what white, at least middle-class, not-young Danny Cevallos thinks in a piece for CNN.  I get the “sagging pants don’t have a clear message” argument (however, I hope people wearing their pants low in actual […]

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Our Habitus, Or: Men Are Collateral Damage of Patriarchy

This passage of Toril Moi’s great essay on using Pierre Bourdieu’s work for feminist theory touches on why men are affected by sexist structures – without there being such a thing as reverse sexism:   Our habitus is at once produced and expressed throughour movements, gestures, facial expressions, manners, ways of walking, and ways of looking […]