Topic: feminism

WSJ Writer Blames Women For The Rise Of Fatherless Children, Of Course

WSJ Writer Blames Women For The Rise Of Fatherless Children, Of Course

Who is to blame for fatherless children? If your answer is “absent fathers,” you’re wrong, as far as Wall Street Journal writer James Taranto is concerned. According to him, it’s not fathers choosing not to be present in their children’s lives that’s the problem. It’s women’s choices and behaviors. This is not a ground-breaking train of thought. Society has been blaming women for all of its ills since Eve. You’re late to the party, James. More »

Polly Pocket Doesn’t Sexually Abuse Children – Sex Abusers Abuse Children

Polly Pocket Doesn't Sexually Abuse Children - Sex Abusers Abuse Children

The sad fact is, kids would be sexually abused even if there were no dolls in the world. To make a connection between the sexual abuse of children and the fact that some children’s dolls wear makeup or revealing clothing is beyond offensive because it comes pretty close to blaming children and what they play with for their own abuse. A child is no more likely to be sexually abused if she is playing with a doll or with a rock. More »

The ‘Godfather Of Hipsterdom’ Mansplains What’s Wrong With Feminism

The 'Godfather Of Hipsterdom' Mansplains What's Wrong With Feminism

A discussion on HuffPost Live about the contemporary meaning of masculinity devolved into the only female on the panel being called a “fucking idiot” because she dared disagree with his views on feminism and gender roles, namely that all feminists are miserable and that all women just want to fulfill their biological imperative to breed and be homemakers. And bake pies. They probably want to bake pies, too. More »

10 Reasons You And Your Kids Should Be Listening To 16-Year-Old Lorde

10 Reasons You And Your Kids Should Be Listening To 16-Year-Old Lorde

If you’re not listening to 16-year-old Lorde‘s new album “Pure Heroine,” then we can’t be friends. This New Zealand songstress, otherwise known as Ella Yelich-O’Connor,┬ádemonstrated that she was clearly more than a flash in the pan with her single “Royals,” which you’ve been hearing eerily out of the bedroom of teenagers for the better half of the summer. But now I’m one of them, and I can’t even so much as pour a cup of tea without one of her melodic songs in the background. More »

My Son Is A Really Militant Feminist And It’s All My Fault

My Son Is A Really Militant Feminist And It's All My Fault

I’m happy my little guy is exploring his own identity and principals and absorbing the issues that I personally care about into his own little life code but it’s gotten to the point where I spend a lot of time explaining to him how some of the things he is concerned about being “sexist” aren’t really “sexist” and how he doesn’t have to constantly be the sexism police of every aspect of everything he encounters. He is danger of becoming a mansplainer. More »

Amazing High School Girls Start ‘Feminist Society’ And Get Bullied For Their ‘Militant Vaginas’

Amazing High School Girls Start 'Feminist Society' And Get Bullied For Their 'Militant Vaginas'

I find it pretty appalling that the school isn’t doing more to support the girls, other than suggest they remove the photos for their own safety. And I wish we had more information about how parents were responding to this, because I’d be marching my daughter right down to the school and demanding some answers. I hope Jinan and her friends continue to fight, because it’s so utterly amazing that these girls are tacking these issues and trying to find solutions for them. It gives me so much hope that a mess of 16-18 year olds are learning about feminism at such a young age. More »

Protecting Our Sons From ‘Aggressive’ Girls Is The Most Anti-Feminist Parenting Crap Ever

Protecting Our Sons From 'Aggressive' Girls Is The Most Anti-Feminist Parenting Crap Ever

I don’t believe in warning my sons about “wayward women.” I warn them about being decent people and treating women with respect and how not to act like assholes. I warn them about hanging around assholes who are bullies or creeps or who get trashed and drive or who take drugs and how they don’t want to be having sex with girls until they are ready to be parents. More »