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A Meaningful Discussion on Trans Issues

… should not be led by me! But should definitely be had considering trans people have become the main target of today’s Christian Right. So I’d like to suggest a … Continue reading

November 17, 2018 · 51 Comments

The World in Which a Dead Son Is Better Than a Gay Son

I’d rather have a dead son than a gay son. Let that phrase wash over you. Let it envelop you. Let it sink in. Taste its bitter sting. A dead … Continue reading

October 26, 2018 · 192 Comments

Religion as a Tool in Social Dominance Theory

“Social dominance theory was put forth by two researchers, Jim Sidanius and Felicia Pratto, in 1999. Specifically, Sidanius and Pratto attempted to explain how, and why, social structures seemed to … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · 34 Comments

The Magnificent Hannah Gadsby Monologue

” … because I still have shame. You learn from the part of the story you focus on. I need to tell my story properly. Because the closet, for me, … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · 44 Comments

Standards of Real Manhood™

“Segurem suas cabras que meu bode está solto“ That’s a traditional Lusophone saying that means tie up your does because my buck is free. Get it? Keep your females locked up … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · 58 Comments

Perspective, Priorities & Women in Society

Yesterday I was reading John Oliver’s more than justified criticism of the coverage of the most recent terrorist attacks in London; this was shortly after reading an article someone emailed … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 19 Comments

Our Very Own Honour Killings: 15enne uccide l’amico per un like su Facebook – Corriere.it

Un like di troppo e un commento, poco appropriato, sotto la foto di una ragazzina postata sul suo profilo Facebook, ha convinto Alex, 15 anni, che quello era uno sgarbo … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · 15 Comments

Apparently “Chanel needs to understand Indigenous anger” over boomerangs

“If you are an Aboriginal person the idea that someone would pay nearly $2,000 for a designer boomerang is absurd. To pay that much for a boomerang would have to … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 35 Comments

Canadian journalists support ‘appropriation prize’ after online furore | The Guardian

“The piece sparked furore on social media. While some defended Niedzviecki’s idea, others described the piece as clueless and an insult to the indigenous writers who had contributed to the … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · 16 Comments

The Red-Pill Right Swaps Chivalry for Misogyny – via TDB

“An investigation by The Daily Beast about the New Hampshire state representative who was secretly behind The Red Pill (“the web’s most popular online destination for pickup artistry and men’s … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 66 Comments

Notes on The Time Before

I want to continue talking about that period because it’s oddly relevant to what’s going on in  the world today… As a child with grandparents from three different countries and … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 26 Comments

Reflections on White Masculinity via The Guardian + Society’s failure to discuss ideas.

[The book is] “slated for 2018 . It’s based on interviews with four different groups around the world. One of them is an organization in Sweden which helps young neo-Nazis … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 19 Comments

Is rape imaginary?

…“The dissociation of labor and disintegration of society, which liberty and free competition occasion, is especially injurious to the poorer class; for besides the labor necessary to support the family, … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 40 Comments

What Gamergate should have taught us about the ‘alt-right’ + Let’s talk about language.

“It’s understandable that the world didn’t much care about Gamergate. The 2014 hashtag campaign, ostensibly founded to protest about perceived ethical failures in games journalism, clearly thrived on hate – … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 80 Comments

Religious radicalisation before there was ISIS: Reports of the West’s Enlightenment have been greatly exaggerated.

Catholic seminarians in late 1930’s Pamplona taking up arms for what the church itself called a Crusade. The crusade involved overthrowing the democratically elected 2nd Republic. Catholicism became omnipresent in … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 64 Comments

Already Happening: The Normalization of Trumpism – via TDB

“… Only the characteristic bluntness of a child, who proclaimed the emperor’s nudity as he paraded through the streets humiliating himself and his kingdom, threatened to break the spell. But … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 35 Comments

What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class via The Harvard Business Review

“My father-in-law grew up eating blood soup. He hated it, whether because of the taste or the humiliation, I never knew. His alcoholic father regularly drank up the family wage, … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 36 Comments

My Very Own Question Time: On shame, guilt & victimhood

This has been on my mind for a while: How do the anthropological notions of Shame Society and Guilt Society – and the newer term (for a very old behaviour) Victimhood … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 80 Comments

After the election we will not mourn. We will organize | Gloria Steinem | Opinion | The Guardian

“In my country, the white-lash and the man-lash have just created President Donald Trump, an unqualified candidate who came up not through politics, but through inheriting money, a gift for … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 47 Comments

Patriarchy, feminism & other things

What do you think gay boys fear being called the most when we’re young? It’s not a short list, is it? I bet you came up with at least three … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 43 Comments

Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal (?)

Part I. Here’s a report from the World Bank that everyone should read. Especially before the idiot du jour decides it’s time to dismiss feminism. Highlights: About 155 countries have at … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 25 Comments

Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005 – The Washington Post

  On soap opera set, the GOP nominee bragged about groping and trying to have sex with women. Source: Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005 – … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 78 Comments

Welcome to the ‘White Identity Retreat’: The Rise in Student Segregation – The Daily Beast

“A 2004 study that examined “ethnic enclaves” within college universities, surveying incoming freshmen at the University of California, Los Angeles the week before classes began and those same students each … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 83 Comments

Viral- in this case because it cuts to the bone (in Spanish)

Superb video. Over 3 million views thus far. In case you want subtitles click on the cc button at the bottom right of the screen (right next to the settings … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 14 Comments

How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet | TIME

Fantastic article at Time: “But trolling has become the main tool of the alt-right, an Internet-grown reactionary movement that works for men’s rights and against immigration and may have used … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · 42 Comments

New Feminism – via Unapologetics

by Agrudzinsky “Based on the newest French initiative, I propose a new way to eliminate oppression of the women in our civilized society.  Oppressed women shall be fined.  There must … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 16 Comments

Officer, I was walking down the street when a gang of Micro-Aggressions attacked me!

Yes, my friends, this is what we’re up against: the infantilization of society. A game of semantics so ridiculous that people making an effort not to be racist are deemed racist. … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 34 Comments

Hate Speech vs. Free Speech

After a discussion this week with an American blogger regarding free speech, I decided to do a little research. Apparently the US is the only developed nation which does not … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · 89 Comments

Otherization (Othering) Part II: of religion, race and sexual orientation

Otherization is not done casually or accidentally. It exists in one context and one context alone. It’s designed to afford one’s self privileges that were not earned. It’s an attack … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · 20 Comments

From Cardinal Cañizares to Donald Trump to Brexit: The Objective of Othering.

“Social identities are relational; groups typically define themselves in relation to others. This is because identity has little meaning without the “other”. So, by defining itself a group defines others. … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 23 Comments

Man in dress and funny hat says gender equality is biggest threat to civilization in all human history.

Mithra help us all! Cardinal Cañizares of Valencia, sporting his white muumuu and a hat which doubles as a lightning rod, has been bestowing his senility on anyone willing to listen. His current bugbears are … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · 114 Comments

Almost as difficult to get rid of as the super-gonorrhea her husband got at ex-gay camp!

The title is a joke, obviously; I say this for legal reasons 🙂 She’s baa-aack. Yesterday I was given the news that Katy Faust of Grace Church Seattle was back … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · 38 Comments

The imbecility goes on: Pseudo-feminists and a new angle?

First they proposed a solution to a nonexistent problem: let’s stop trans women using women’s bathrooms to stop the attacks that have never happened. Ever. And this week they’re back … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 61 Comments

Exasperating: Hijab Day

“The Hijab Day event was held (last week) in the wake of Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ statement that he wished to ban all forms of religious headscarves at French universities.” … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · 22 Comments

The pseudo-feminists: TERF’s. This is how cults work.

I must admit I hadn’t heard of this movement until very recently- and what an unpleasant surprise it has been. They represent, for all intents and purposes, the opposite of … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 35 Comments

And the Darwin Award Goes to…

Should we laugh or should we cry? Or should we just cross our fingers and hope, really hope this person doesn’t contaminate the gene pool by reproducing? Let’s just go … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 49 Comments

Diary of the Oppressive White Male

I read something appalling yesterday. Of course I understand that when people are young, they see the world in the first person. All that exists, only exists in relation to … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 15 Comments

Anti-lgbt C-Fam’s Tax Return

Amusing reading: C-fam 2013 Tax Return This is how to make homophobia and opposition to women’s rights into a lucrative business: Austin Ruse, who started and heads this anti-gay group, pockets over … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 21 Comments

A Tildeb Moment: The dangers of interpretation bias

As I said a few days ago, this blogging thing is fascinating. Yesterday Tildeb was pointing out in one of his comments the dangers of interpretation bias. That is, when an … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 32 Comments

AMAZING message for everyone #noelsansprejuges

This just came up on television. I’m thoroughly impressed. I could hardly believe it. Vive la France! Even if you don’t understand French, watch it anyway. The message is clear.

December 22, 2015 · 37 Comments

So your qualification to speak on this topic is… sexism?

Goodness gracious; the garbage that’s out there is truly, truly appalling. Just when you think you’ve already seen the worst of it, you hear of something called a Milo Yiannopoulos. A promoter … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · 31 Comments

The face that launched 1000 women running across the street

… in fear of being raped. In case you’ve never heard of him, he’s part of the anti-gay & anti-women’s rights Faust/Lopez/Edelman circle. He also happens to be the man … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 14 Comments

Magnificent: Victim Leaves Man Who Attempted To Rape Her Battered And Bruised – Yahoo News UK

A would-be rapist was left with a bruised and battered face after the woman he tried to attack fought back using her keys. Source: Victim Leaves Man Who Attempted To … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · 22 Comments

Female Viagra? Patriarchy is alive and well.

Let’s get one thing straight, this new drug has nothing to do with viagra. Viagra is a drug with a physical effect. It increases blood-flow and that leads to an … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · 22 Comments

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July 18, 2015 · 11 Comments

Isms and Obias

  This is more a question than a post- what responsibility does an individual have in overcoming the isms and obias of the world? I think it’s interesting because people … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · 25 Comments

Religious Methods: thimblerig , sophistry, legerdemain, chicanery

  If we look at the current crop of religious anti-human rights websites we find a very amusing recurring argument that goes something like this; They start with the false … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 16 Comments

Harsh, but – No more Dukes of Palma.

In tomorrow’s BOE, there will appear the news that the title of Duchess of Palma is revoked from the Infanta (Princess) Cristina of Spain. Felipe VI has very high standards. … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 12 Comments

Serious Cultural Differences (regarding women)

This has been a very interesting surprise. I don’t think I’ve ever lived in a culture where sexism was so frowned upon. That’s not to say it doesn’t happen, but … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 7 Comments