DPP says study shows false allegations of rape and domestic violence are rarer than many believe. Can mens rights idiots shut up now?
Your name is your identity. The reasons women give for changing their names after marrying don't make much sense.
Pussy Riot identifies as feminist, but you would never know it from the Western media, who celebrate the group with the same language that the Russian regime uses to marginalize them.
The three members of Pussy Riot are "girls," despite the fact that all of them are in their 20s and two are mothers. They are "punkettes," diminutive variations on a 1990s indie-rock prototype that has little resemblance to Pussy Riot's own trajectory as independent artists and activists. "Why is Vladimir Putin afraid of three little girls?" asked a Huffington Post blogger who is not prominent but whose narrative frame, a question intended as a compliment, is an extreme but not atypical example of the West's reaction to and misunderstanding of Pussy Riot."
"It’s not an Oscar problem, it’s a lady problem. The problem is there are girls like Bombshell McGee out there. For every Sandra Bullock there’s a woman who got a tatoo on her forehead because she ran out of room on her labia. For every Elin Nordegren there’s a Hooters waitress who spells Jamee with two Es and a star. You could be the woman who cures cancer and you would still be up against some skank, rocking giant veiny fake boobs where the nipples point in different directions like an old Buick. Seth, the world has always been full of whores." -Tina Fey
Also, the story about Rachel Dratch makes me really sad
"The removal of anonymity is a means to clarify," she wrote in a statement translated from German. "Just think of all the children, young people and adults who are secretly harassed by perverts and don't know what to do or how to defend themselves. Should we not go forward as a good example and demonstrate strength?"
Plus, look at how fucking awesome her hair is.
"I certainly hope that Newsweek will accept my pitch for next week's cover story, in which I use the ACTUAL popularity of The Hunger Games, Bridesmaids, Nurse Jackie, Parks & Recreation, and Downton Abbey to illustrate the fervent desire among USian women for feminist entertainment with strong female protagonists."
I haven't actually read the full article yet - the last time I read one of Katie Roiphe's pieces (a lovely article on date rape) I literally spent an hour in a state of rage-blindness.
"I don't believe that men build civilization to impress lazy women who keep saying no to sex, because we don't understand what it's really like to want it. I believe men built most things because women were shut out of political power, job opportunities, and education for most of history, and instead forced into servitude towards men in the home. I believe my theory has a lot of evidence for it, in the form of <i>all of history</i>. Plus, this theory doesn't do much to explain all the gay men who have been creators throughout history, of which there have been many. You know, it's not like Michelangelo was rumored to be doing the Sistine Chapel to catch a lady's eye. His theory doesn't really explain how it is that women, once given the opportunity to be creators, take it."
From the author: "...at times I feel a low-level resentment of pinked-out technology; when companies churn out the Pink Version of some gadget, they aren't just filling out the rainbow in their product line. They're signaling the device is okay for women to use. Sometimes it can feel insulting."
An interesting post about an interesting post on "cupcake feminism."
"[C]ondemning things like homeopathy conflicts with a meme that feminism has used for a lot of good: that of valuing personal experience. It's practically the definition of third wave feminism- Do whatever works for you. From a feminist perspective, denying personal experience is overwhelmingly a tool of oppression. ... Where this conflicts with skepticism is that it can erase the option to doubt personal testimony, or acknowledge that people can lie or be mistaken, actions which any atheist will tell you are legitimate and problematic phenomena."