Monthly Archives: September 2013

An Open Letter to David Gilmour

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Dear David Gilmour, As a woman writer I’d like to say thank you. No, honestly, thank you. Thank you for being privileged enough, culturally tone-deaf enough, and even just plain stupid enough to say that you don’t love women writers enough to teach their works in your class. Thank…

This is the Culture of Sexual Violence

Fuck You, Hanna Rosin

Originally posted on Gravity's Wings:
[TW: Trivializing rape, marginalizing oppressed groups] So if you missed it, a week ago Hanna Rosin (of the book The End of Men), wrote a piece in Slate, titled The Patriarchy is Dead. It is, without a doubt, the worst piece I have read in months (not counting various wingnut…

Why don’t we call out Justin Timberlake on his rape culture songs?

Originally posted on Words by Nicole Froio.:
Let me preface this blog by saying that I love Justin Timberlake’s songs. He headlined the third day of the Rock in Rio festival and he oozes with talent and charisma. It’s truly incredible to see him on stage with his band, The Tennessee Kids – who are…

FYI (if you’re a teenage boy)

Originally posted on IRON DAISY:
(edited to add: For the irony-impaired, this is SATIRE) Dear boys, I have some information that might interest you. Last night, as we sometimes do, our family sat around the dining-room table and looked through your social media photos. Because we’re creepy like that. We have a teenage daughter, and so…

An Open Letter To Dudes: I Don’t Care If You Like My Hair

Men Must Challenge Sexism

Originally posted on What's left of the Left?:
    (Originally published by National Collective on 06/09/2013) I am a feminist and a male. Thankfully there exists a few of us. Yet the idea of a male feminist still seems to confuse many men. Indeed after a blog post of mine, exposing a sexist pub quiz…