August 22, 2014

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Transgenderism is Antifeminism

Originally posted on when women were warriors:
“The female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities; we should regard the female nature as afflicted with a natural defectiveness.” – Aristotle “The male is by nature superior, and the female inferior; and the one rules, and the other is ruled.” – Aristotle…

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August 21, 2014

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#Ferguson : My Thoughts on an American Flashpoint

Originally posted on Afroculinaria:
“…It was the corroboration of their worth and their power that they wanted, and not the corpse, still less the staining blood.”  James Baldwin, “To Be Baptized,” from No Name in the Street, 1972 I have been asked by many people to take a close look at the Michael Brown shooting…

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July 29, 2014

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In ancient Sparta

Originally posted on Hypotaxis:
There’s a play/movie that I like called Doubt. I have an affinity for nuns, and the play centers around nuns, so there’s that. In any case, in the film version, Meryl Streep delivers a line that often resurfaces in my head: “In ancient Sparta, important matters were decided by who shouted…

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July 29, 2014

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Female Socialisation

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Originally posted on giagia:
You’re so pretty. You’re adorable. You’re beautiful. You’re my beautiful little girl. Sweet little lady. Careful! Don’t get hurt! Play nicely. Don’t get dirty. Stop that. Be more ladylike. Don’t eat too much. Shhhh. Quiet. Girls are duuumb! Girls have cooties. No girls allowed. Hahahahaha! You have boobs! Look at her…

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July 23, 2014

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Gas Mark Six

Originally posted on naefearty:
Here’s something I wrote when I was asked to speak alongside Sheila Jeffreys, who was speaking about her book “Gender Hurts”, about how transgenderism harms women. In the end, I didn’t say all this, but for those of you who are interested, here it is.. ? “For the longest of time I…

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July 11, 2014

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From little things, big things grow.

Originally posted on Questions for Us:
A few days ago, I went to pick up my 11 and 7 year old daughters from a holiday stint with my parents. As we greeted each other with hugs, my 11 year old did not hesitate in telling me, with great concern, that she saw something terrible when…

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July 9, 2014

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I am my own wreckage; I am my own black box

Originally posted on phonaesthetica:
Last week, I became someone who never had children. Before then, I was someone who simply didn’t have them.  In March, though, I joined the waiting list for sperm from a bank that gives its donors names like “Woody” (or “Kim,” if they’re Asian). I read 17 pages of my guy’s…

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July 8, 2014

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Poor, poor you

Originally posted on Hypotaxis:
Trigger Warning: Kinda long post. I’m guessing a lot of people have heard about the dude in Austin, TX who wanted to get a fancy, ladylike, bra fitting at some upscale (I’m guessing) lingerie store and was asked to use a separate changing room for the comfort and protection of the…

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July 3, 2014

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I am Ryland – the story of a male-identifying little girl who didn’t transition

Originally posted on lindsay leigh bentley:
I have been shying away from highly controversial topics on this blog recently because I just couldn’t take the drama that naturally associates with it.  But I keep hearing the story of Ryland, a child who was born a female, whose parents have transitioned her to male at 5…

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July 2, 2014

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“Gender Performativity” is Victim Blaming

Originally posted on Queer Theory: The new men's rights movement:
A philosophical argument starts with premises. Here’s one: Men rape women because women are women; existing as a woman is the common denominator between the vast majority of rapes in the world.  Do you disagree? I doubt you do. Now let’s talk about traditional,…

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