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Why We Still Need Feminism (Short Version)

Categories: Feminism, Sexism
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Published on: 2017.03.28

This is the drastically shortened, summarized version. Click here to read the full blog entry, complete with dozens of examples and source links, not to mention illustrations. By the time I came of age — in the late 1980s — the U.S. had already made plenty of progress on women’s rights, including the all-important rights[…]

Why We Still Need Feminism : Mansplainer Version

Note: This is a very long entry, with many dozens of examples and source links. While I would LOVE it if readers made it all the way through, I understand why they might not. If you want a short, summarized version, click here. In 2009, SCOTUS was composed of eight men and one woman. Ruth[…]

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[…]

When Trump Voters Deny The Racism

Killeen, Texas: a local business flies the Trump-Pence flag just underneath the U.S. flag, including the slogan “Make American Great Again” (Copyright © 2016 by Wil C. Fry.) Several times in the past few week, I’ve watched as conservatives denied the inherent racism in Donald Trump’s campaign. Here are two examples, copied and pasted from[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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