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Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Category: Feminism (Page 1 of 11)


(Photo by: George Kraychyk/Hulu)

Legalizing rape, that’s what supposedly serious people are talking about now.  Inspired by sexual, as opposed to religious, terrorists such as Alek Minassian and Eliot Rodger, who have somehow made mainstream a conversation about what they are calling “redistribution of sex.”

For those of you in the cheap seats, that means “making sex available” to the male assholes who cannot get it by being ordinary humans, most of whom can find a relationship when they want one – or recognize that there are things they could do to make that easier if they cannot.

“Making sex available” will necessarily mean, making someone who does not otherwise want to participate in that sex.  If you think this sounds a lot like rape, then yes, you too have at least one empathic bone in your body.  Which makes you that much better than the typical Pumpkin voter or Rethuglican, so thank you for that.

It will not surprise you that this simple fact has escaped the notice of such luminaries as the New York Times’ senior troglodyte, or a “conservative” “economist” from George Mason University (Go Slaveholders! yee-haw!).  By the way, does anyone want to take bets on how that same creep from GMU might feel about redistributing dollars?

What is disgusting is that we now have to spend oxygen, neurons and digital ink swatting away people who watched The Handmaid’s Tale and thought, Yeah, I’d like to live in that world.


The Struggle Is Real

The man-box is real.  The damage it does is real.  To the men in it, to those around them, and to society.  I have written a bunch on this in the past.

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But of course, these guys don’t have anything like the answer.

Pumpkin is the president of the man-box, so it’s not the least bit surprising that this kind of brain-rot is thriving right now.

Chipping Away

SNL has taken up the idea that the manbox needs to be busted.

Alone this is not going to create all the change we need… but it’s a start.



An excellent response to mansplaining.

Tom the Dancing Bug 1374

The trouble is, you don’t always know so clearly as the folks around Gavin that a mansplain is coming.  And once it has arrived, now you’re in a game of Pigeon Chess.

Pigeon Chess is where a normal person tries to play chess with a pigeon.  The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board, and then struts around thinking it has attained a victory.


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Super Fail

I have still not gotten around to the roughly seven minutes¹ I spend each year after the Big Game² checking out the best-reviewed commercials.

But it came to my attention (thanks, Matt Bors!) that Lady Doritos are a thing.

Less crunch!  Because that’s a selling point for a tortilla chip now?

Here’s what we know about pretty much any product “… for women”.  It sucks.  But it will make up for that by being more expensive.

Sexism and racism are about equally structural to our society.  We need a new one.

¹ – Seven minutes is the total amount of time I spend any more on football every year.  I find the time savings to be an enormous yet unforeseen benefit of my NFL boycott.  I estimate the annual time savings to be around 120 hours.

² – I have to say “Big Game” because you are not allowed to say “Super Bowl” unless you pay the NFL a whole sh!tload of money.  And since I will never offer the NFL even thirty-five cents for the rights to say “Super Bowl”, I will not be saying, “Super Bowl.”  So if you catch me saying, “Super Bowl” please remind me not to say, “Super Bowl”.  

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