Monthly Archives: July 2013

Incredible and Encouraging Coverage

When celebrity couples fight (Rihanna + Chris Brown = high heels to the head) the media typically shifts agency entirely to the man, no matter who initiated the violence or why. That’s why Anna Breslaw’s coverage of the Emma Roberts assault story at Cosmo is so encouraging, even if Evan Peters’ timid response is not. […]

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Obama, Chronological Fudging, and Hyperagency

President Obama has earned his feminist bona fides in many ways, not least of which by joking that female-on-male domestic violence is the solution to men refusing to accept the feminist myth of the chore wars. Now, in commenting on the George Zimmerman murder trial verdict, he has demonstrated the same logical fallacy that drives […]

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Feminist Quotes

Is E=Mc² a sexed equation? Perhaps it is. Let us make the hypothesis that it is insofar as it privileges the speed of light over other speeds that are vitally necessary to us. What seems to me to indicate the possible sexed nature of the equation is not directly its uses by nuclear weapons, rather […]

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The White Feather of Female Militancy

Much is said about the role men play in wars, particularly in starting them. Some naive sexists have even gone so far to claim that if women ran the world, there would be no more war. This is another example of hypoagency, as the role women play in instigating violence is concealed because they aren’t […]

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