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TheVirgin Mary and Moral Licensing

First of all, I would like to announce that Malcolm Gladwell has a podcast.  I will give you a moment to jump for joy before I continue. 841 more words

Rape culture and male entitlement

Rape allegation casts harsh light on university club

Rapists come in all shapes and sizes, all kinds of backgrounds and social statuses.  A sense of male entitlement to female bodies as sexual objects, is suggested in this piece by psychiatrist and author Joji Suzuki: 112 more words


Don't tell me I'm overreacting  

I struggle to understand,

how I’ve blossomed from someone quiet,

shy, don’t do that

Don’t talk to boys, don’t stay out,

It’s 12 a.m. I’m waiting for the train… 82 more words


8 Reasons I'm angry the UN chose Wonder Woman as their ambassador for women

When it was announced that the UN had appointed Wonder Woman as honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls I did an eye roll. 755 more words

Current Affairs

Stop "Caring" About Fat Women's Health Please

Yesterday on Twitter, a fellow fluffy mutual of mine posted a beautiful body positive photo set, professing her love for her body. Another woman took it upon herself to lecture her on her health that was supposedly in jeopardy. 1,549 more words

De La Fro

Because he can...

Donald Trump is playing the crowd, and he is smart. I didn’t know how smart he was until he turned the tables on Hillary during the final debate. 1,072 more words


Avenging Misogyny

In many ways, The Avengers is dated. Sexism and racism are sadly present in many of the episodes, and none of the characters (including our heroes, alas) are perfect in this respect. 683 more words

John Steed