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A Day Without Women

This is the official logo for the March 8 event. Organizers of the Women’s March are calling for a “general strike” on March 8, which they have dubbed “A Day Without A Woman”. The idea is that if enough women stay home from work that day, the rest of society will see how important women[…]

‘Why Did They March?’ — A Question From Privilege

Screenshot from Oxford Dictionary app I’ll admit my bubble has grown thicker over the years, so I was flummoxed when I saw multiple posts over the past two days wondering why women marched — in at least 600 cities worldwide — on Jan. 21. Twenty years ago, I probably would have been asking the same[…]

Strawman: A Logical Fallacy Explained

Seen this meme posted by your conservative friends? It’s a classic strawman fallacy. Click here to see it larger. Ah the strawman, my least favorite logical fallacy. As luck would have it, I was considering a blog entry — or series of them — about the various logical fallacies used in political and religious debates,[…]

Human Correctness Over Aversion To Political Correctness

As previously noted, Republican candidates in Thursday’s debates seemed to compete to see who could take the wrongest stance on each issue. While a few (Paul, Fiorina, Kasich) struck me as more level-headed, Donald Trump went the other way, winning the wrongest stance contest. When Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly asked him about his previous[…]

Why I Watch Women’s Sports Instead Of ‘Sports’

Kristy Hill shoots a free throw in Bowlegs, Okla., on Jan. 21, 2006, the night she became the only athlete I’ve ever witnessed achieve the rare quadruple-double, with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, and 12 steals, in the championship game of the Bowlegs Tournament. She was 5’4″, a sophomore. (Copyright © 2006 by Wil[…]

Wife-Beaters Justified, Many Say

Categories: Sexism, Violence
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Published on: 2015.03.19

I was startled to read this story on NPR: Alarming Number Of Women Think Spousal Abuse Is Sometimes OK, and not just because it bugs me that Oklahoma’s postal abbreviation is used in place of the word “Okay”. I couldn’t find the exact wording of the survey question, even at the source site, but it[…]

5 ‘Feminist’ Myths?

Categories: Fact Check, InTheNews, Sexism
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Published on: 2014.09.02

Time — which insists on using all caps to spell its name despite not being an acronym — recently ran an opinion piece called “5 Feminist Myths That Will Not Die”, asserting: “If we’re genuinely committed to improving the circumstances of women, we need to get the facts straight.” I’ll agree with that assertion, but[…]

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