The Problem With Calling the Black Widow a Slut

You might have seen that Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner during a press junket responded to a question about Black Widow's romantic interests in Avengers: Age of Ultron (not saying who, SPOILERS, but it was brought up to them because in prior films it seemed like her interests were aimed at Captain America and Hawkeye) and both men joked that she's a slut, a whore, and she has a fake leg (which painted people with prosthetics as being something unattractive)....more
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Who's Holding Women Back at Work? It's Not Men

When women speak up in the workplace, they are viewed in a negative light—that is, when they're not interrupted by men first—according to a new piece in the New York Times....more

Dalhousie Dentistry School Scandal - Time for Accountability

The Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen Facebook group has become more public than its members intended. Through the media we have learned about misogynistic comments targeting female classmates and jokes about rape using sedatives. As Dalhousie University tries to deal with media and formulate a plan to address the complaints, the public uses social media to offer their own opinions. I have a combination of opinion and questions:1. What are we teaching our boys that they grow up to be disrespectful men?2. Is misogyny on the rise?...more

Running With Scissors

Of all the things I set out to do with my writing, giving advice was never one of them. I fancy myself as more of a serial opiner rather than an advice giver. I am simply not built for the world of Dear Abby. I lack the compassion and I have a short attention span and, frankly, I’ve yet to come across any advice that can be universally applied to all people (even running with scissors can be justified under the right circumstances)....more

Ending Misogynistic Killing Forever: The Legacy of the Montreal Massacre

Feminists are so often accused of being sexist, as if fighting for our rights and safety is somehow taking something away from men. And a good amount of the time in 2014, it’s fairly easy to ignore statements that insist that we’re somehow being “misandrist” towards men by talking about issues that affect us daily. But when another woman is killed by a man, the conversation turns from being annoying to being necessary....more

Fark Finally Bans Misogynistic Comments

Fark has put its foot down. You can no longer make rape jokes in the comment section. You can no longer try to shut down a conversation by calling a woman a slut. You can no longer state that a woman deserved to be violated because of what she was wearing or what she was doing. In other words, women can expect to be treated like human beings instead of garbage when it comes to the comment section of Fark. ...more
I like the boundary examples you use! Thanks for this thoughtful and much needed reflection!more

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“Femininity is for Sissies”: or, the Queering of Forced Feminization

When I was working as a professional Domme, I got a fair number of requests from men who want to be “sissified”, “forced” into frilly girly undies and makeup and turned into an “objectified slut”. Sissification is one of those things I encounter often, both in the Femdom scene and the AB/DL scene, and while I love the dresses, I wonder about the intention behind this kink. I find it all kinds of problematic on multiple levels. ...more
Well said. Misogyny still permeates our culture, sometimes in hidden ways.  Come visit my site ...more

Sexism Is as Sexism Does

I had two friends debating yesterday, from differnt sides of the political divide, about the prevalence of misogynist asshats in each political party. I saw where each one was coming from, I really did....more

Kimberly Hall wants you to stop making her baby boys have naughty thoughts

A post written by Kimberly Hall, the Director of Women’s ministry at All Saints PCA in Texas, has recently gone viral. It is everything I could ever dislike about a post wrapped in the bacon of blind hypocrisy....more