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March 29, 2016 1 Comment
Rape culture, according to second-wave feminist theory, is a shared social understanding with pervasive, normalized rape events based on gender and sexuality attitudes. But what does it mean in the world view of third-wave feminism? What does it mean to call a culture a “rape culture” today?
November 5, 2015
In response to this story on Breitbart, especially this paragraph:
Paz’s most grievous sin, in the eyes of Tumblr, appears to have been her drawing of the character Rose Quartz. Paz’s drawing of the generously proportioned character, which can be found here, was accused of being too thin and thus “fatphobic.” Tumblr is well known for its community of vitriolic “body positivity” campaigners, who believe that fat people should be considered an oppressed minority.
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October 12, 2015 1 Comment
It is well known that prominent Elyse Wojnowski-Anders’s [Facebook Twitter Instagram] health, both physical and mental, is in freefall as of late. Both she and her husband Brian have spent time in the hospital in the last week.
What may not be as well known is that they have two children. The oldest is a girl in 2nd grade whom Elyse refers to as Bug. The youngest is a boy in kindergarten whose moniker is Moose. It is unknown who was caring for the two children when both adults were in the hospital.
This reporter thinks that the time to think about the future of the Wojnowski-Anders children is now. To this end, SkepDirt proudly announces Read more of this post
March 23, 2015
This reporter would like to come out of retirement to welcome all the intelligent, discerning Breitbart.com readers who found their way here via the exquisitely-written article on the Block Bot entitled “BBC-Featured ‘Block Bot’ Runs Into Legal Trouble“. The best part of the article:
August 22, 2013
“If we construe ‘Islamophobia’ as ‘fear of Muslims’ and not ‘hatred of Muslims,’ then the press is guilty of it far more than is Dawkins.”
At last the British press has given Richard Dawkins a break! In truth, I can’t remember the last pro-Dawkins piece they’ve published, although there are dozens taking the other side, every one a carbon copy of the others. Strident. Bigot. Racist. Superannuated. You know the tropes. While people have every right to differ with Richard’s ideas, the wolf-pack behavior of the British press is more like a feeding frenzy than a reasoned assessment of his ideas.
But in the August 24 Spectator, British journalist and author Nick Cohen analyzes this phenomenon in a piece called “Richard Dawkins attacks Muslim bigots, not just Christian ones. If only his enemies were as brave.” He not only decries the press for its herd mentality, but indicts it for cowardice: its refusal to defend liberal Muslims who stand up against their oppressive and conservative coreligionists.
How refreshing is this beginning?
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