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GQ hired a woman to attend A Voice for Men's conference last year in hopes she'd be raped, creepy AVFMer charges

In his must-read GQ story on A Voice for Men’s conference last summer, Jeff Sharlet detailed an unsettling encounter between his friend Blair and AVFM’s “collegiate activism director” Sage Gerard, who, Blair told Sharlet, crudely propositioned her and gave her “the most unconsensual hug I have ever known.” (I wrote about it… 407 more words

Misogyny

Divergence into the "Manosphere"

The best ideas of the “manosphere” with a bonus guide on how to be a patriarchal overlord.

One of the benefits of saying extreme things is you will get extreme responses and the opportunity to learn the opposition’s side fast. 2,060 more words

Human Nature

Dissertation Prep - A Brief Overview Of The History Of Feminism

For the beginnings of my research into my subject for dissertation, which I am thinking will cover something along the lines of feminist issues in present day media, I have first decided to look as deeply as I can into the definition and history of feminism, and subsequently post-feminism. 667 more words

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On MRAs: Male Privilege

This is the fifth essay in a series about Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs). You can check out parts one, two, three, and… 1,036 more words

Social Justice

'Based Mom' Christina Hoff Sommers

Christina Hoff Sommers, former philosophy professor turned resident scholar at a Washington think tank.    Despite being a 60’s flower child and life long liberal, her critics tend to dismiss her as ‘Conservative’.   1,120 more words

Manspreading

I told a friend that men spreading their legs on public transportation
became a recent feminist issue. He laughed. He wasn’t drunk, but you’d be… 659 more words

Feminism

Creepy and Gross

In my experience, 90-95% of the time I’ve heard a female refer to a male as “creepy” or “gross” it seems to mean “physically unattractive”. 297 more words