• Horror is a soothing genre for women – Because it’s upfront about what it’s like to be a woman. Great interview on LitHub with Sady Doyle, author of Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the F […]

  • “Presenteeism” takes toll on menstruating women – (Note: Not all menstruating people are women. This study only questioned women on their experiences.) “Women who push themselves to work or study despite menstrual […]

  • Young white male rage is the biggest problem facing our country – By Jessica Valenti. “Continuing to ignore what is happening in this country — and what is happening to young men — is only going to get more peo […]

  • This is the beginning of the end of the meat industry – On the recent evolution and success of faux-meat products like the Beyond and Impossible burgers. Have you tried either, and what do you think of them? Thank […]

    • I don’t like the Beyond Burger, but I haven’t tried the Impossible Burger, and a lot of reports say it’s supposed to be better. I have tried various meatless sausage and chicken substitutes, which I mostly like as much or more than the real thing.

    • I’ve had a Beyond (bought frozen from grocery store) and an Impossible (via Red Robin). The Beyond tasted slightly better than a typical veggie burger, but definitely not meat-like. The Impossible actually tasted like beef. The only issue I had with it was that it had the taste and texture of a well-done beef patty. I mean, it probably just fine, if you don’t mind your burgers well-done. Me, I prefer something a bit more on the medium side.

  • FBI director says many domestic terrorism cases are tied to white supremacy – The majority of domestic terrorism arrests made by the FBI this fiscal year have been tied to white supremacy.

    How abusers use the […]

  • The village where every cop has been convicted of domestic violence – In Stebbins, Alaska, all you have to do to become a police officer is sign a form. Even if you’ve been convicted of a felony in the past, […]

  • An epidemic of disbelief – CW: Sexual assault, rape. Testing a backlog of years-old rape kits has lead to the discovery of many serial rapists, as well as revealing that many serial rapists do not follow patterns […]

    • Its another mirror to Lisak’s findings; ‘Date’ or Acquaintance rapists are NOT different from burglar/stranger rapists. They are violent repeat offenders with multiple crimes in their histories. Whether or not they’re on the swim team.

      Supposedly, the victim’s history is not material to investigation or prosecution. But the accused’s OUGHT to be. Past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. Lisak’s subjects, all unindicted and not even accused, had an average of 7 rape victims each. And their average age was only about 21.

  • Happy Friday everyone! I’m filling in for Noisy today, who is off attending a conference.

    AOC is being sued for blocking people on Twitter – “AOC is the target of two separate lawsuits, both accusing her of […]

  • In Patriarchy, no one can hear you scream – Rebecca Solnit (author of Men Explain Things to Me) on the Jeffrey Epstein case and the culture of silencing. “Now it seems exhaustingly obvious that what’s happening t […]

  • What you lose when you gain a spouse – On the isolation and co-dependency that results from the American ideal of striking out on your own as a couple. Social ties outside of marriage are so important to the […]

    • Gad! That pull quote from Marion Young. Its the bodily equivalent of ‘up-talk.’ A constant self-diminishing that seems to invade every act.

      Can sport overcome this, when so much of ‘athleticism’ is corrupted into fat-shaming and commercial exploitation?

      I’m reminded of how, in so many films, women actors can’t look like effective fighters. Even with professional coaching, and post-production editing, they seem unable to make a powerful ‘outward’ gesture with their whole selves.

  • Inside the secret Facebook group of US border patrol agents – CW: Death, police brutality, sexual assault, racism. ProPublica covers the disgusting content found in one border patrol group of 9500 members, […]

  • Amanda posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for this breakdown, that’s really interesting!

  • In praise of tender masculinity – “While we have mental imagery of Macho Men (buff, distant) and Nice Guys (nerdy, brooding), the characters that embody Tender Masculinity are multi-layered and come from all […]

  • World Cup players say muscles and makeup mix just fine, thanks – On the complexities of being a woman athlete and expressing femininity, power, and personal branding.

    Restricting abortion access is bad economics […]

  • The Anita Sarkeesian story – An excellent bio over on Polygon, looking back at 10 years of Feminist Frequency and where the future may lead.

    Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement – […]

  • Amanda wrote a new post, Quickies: Sexist AI, on the site Skepchick 2 months, 1 week ago

    Alexa, are you making me sexist? – “This is all part of a bigger gender-bias problem afflicting the field of artificial intelligence. AI systems — including voice assistants — are being designed mostly by men. (In […]

  • The open access wars: How to free science from academic paywalls – “Academic institutions have to purchase exorbitant subscriptions priced at hundreds of thousands of dollars each year so they can download and […]

  • Why I’m no longer reading books by white men – I have also been doing this for about the past 4 years (with exceptions for LGBTQ+ men and very very few socially conscious men) and I’ve enjoyed it so much, I’m […]

  • The world’s most annoying man – “Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker is that guy. He thinks many people are very unreasonable, and makes sweeping claims about their irrationality and moral imbecility, but often […]

  • How many bones would you break to get laid? – CW: This is about incels, so beware. “On forums, incels argue that the diagnosis is often a kind of reverse discrimination and that women seeking invasive procedures […]

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