“Shoot Her”: A Philosophical Example, Normalizing Violence Against Women

In describing his theory of speech acts, J.L Austin uses the scenario “Man1 says to Man2 "shoot her”, Man2 then shoots woman" as an example. Feminist philosopher Rae Langton, in an essay expanding upon the speech act concept and Catherine MacKinnon’s argument against pornography, reuses Austin’s example. I’d argue that the example shows how ubiquitous, and comparatively accepted, …

Stop referring to them as “Men’s Rights Activists.”

khajida: emmetthawk: Stop referring to them as “Men’s Rights Activists.” This legitimizes them by framing their bigotry in the language of progress. Start referring to them as organized misogynists, rape apologists and proponents of violence against women. Do not concede a single inch of ideological ground to them. Do not let them control the discourse. …

Misogynistic Gun Extremists Increasingly Harass Women In Favor of Gun Safety.

Via  feministing, I found this Mother Jones report: Ever since the Sandy Hook massacre, a small but vocal faction of the gun rights movement has been targeting women who speak up on the issue—whether to propose tighter regulations, educate about the dangers to children, or simply to sell guns with innovative security features. The vicious …

“"If we can love transgender people that would be a revolutionary act.” Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) speaks about being a trans woman of color; about bullying, harassment, violence directed at trans women, and about love (here meaning justice in public.) as a revolutionary act. A 7 minute must-see speech. (Content note: Description …

[TW: Violence] “What can men do? Men do not just need to stop being violent. The vast majority of men are not violent. But men do need to stop being silent. Calling violence against women, whether street harassment or sexual harassment or rape or murder, a ‘women’s issue’ allows men to ignore it as if …