Tagged: sexism

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Is Supernatural Sexist?

Supernatural is a story of men who cannot accomplish the one thing men want the most – to keep their loved ones safe from harm.

Journalism Woman, Mississippi Man

It is not the wider world’s place or responsibility to enforce Robert Foster’s self-imposed beliefs.

There’s Something About Mary Sue

The thing about Mary Sue that makes her interesting despite her triteness is also what makes her 100% for sure not sexist. A Mary Sue is a female conception of an ideal female character.

Thursday Throughput

Does men’s dominance of Scrabble prove there’s no sexism in science? Eh, not quite.

Really College Republicans?

Proving once again that they just don’t get women, Pennsylvania’s college Republicans produce one of the most insulting political ads of the season

Julia Pierson, ‘Political Correctness,’ and How We View Women in Power

In our society, it’s not enough to discover that Julia Pierson was a bad choice for the position of Director of the Secret Service. Rather, we demand that her poor job performance be an indictment of the very decision to hire a woman in a position of authority in the first place.

by Tod Kelly

Responding to Jimmy Carter’s Criticism of the All-Male Priesthood

If President Carter is correct that the institution of the all-male priesthood contributes to sexism and the abuse of women, then it behooves the church, if not to change its doctrine on the priesthood, at least to acknowledge this unintended effect and work diligently to counter it.

In Need of Your Modesty

Modesty is a virtue, but its promotion has an unwholesome side.

Toxic Relationships

Masses of people agreeing to vote for officials who want to go to war, continue using the death penalty, and tend to oppose programs that would support the poor all so those officials will do little more than pay lip service to the virtue of female chastity surely isn’t the ideal arrangement for a democracy.

Much Ado about a Public Shaming

In his film version of Much Ado about Nothing, Joss Whedon highlights the social context that makes it acceptable for Claudio to shame Hero before her father and the wedding guests. There’s something rotten in the patriarchy of Messina.

The Myth of a Man

In Linky Friday #29, Will highlights a recent column in The Atlantic by Hugo Scwhyzer that asked, “What If Men Stopped Chasing Much-Younger Women?” His argument, that the Old Man/Young Woman relationship dynamic intrinsically harms...

Considering Violence, Rape, and how we Interpret Media

When IO released their new Hitman: Absolution trailer last week it made a lot of people angry. Rhetorical guns blazing, they took to their respective forums and articulated their disgust. For those who don’t...

What’s Really Wrong with ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’

~by Ryan B. Lots of spoilers for the whole series, up to and including A Dance with Dragons. Reader beware. Now that we’re past our contretemps of the last few days, maybe it’s time...

Can Men Discuss Sexism?

“If a male is intrinsically incapable of contributing valid criticism of a feminist critique, then what is the point of a male trying to understand the critique at all?” ~ Paul Crider, in a...