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It's never a good idea to look at "FOR WOMEN" things [Jan. 31st, 2013|02:43 am]
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I'm trying to get approved to write marketing copy for a freelance site. So I had to write a sample thing about barbells, so I was looking on Amazon to see what the hell you even say about barbells. On this set of 4 WOMYNZ ones, the list of things you'll improve lists "strength" as NUMBER TWO...after "appearance." WHO CARES IF YOU'LL BE STRONG YOU'LL BE HOT!!!1!! They're weights for god's sake shouldn't strength kinda...be important? Another set, which is not pink and purple, of course lists it first, followed by "power," which is sure as hell not a word that comes anywhere near the women's set. UGH UGH UGH. I have mixed feelings about the idea of writing advertising stuff but SOMEONE'S GOTTA WRITE SHIT THAT ISN'T THIS.
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Sexist webcomic [Jan. 14th, 2013|08:52 am]
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Am I justified in being rubbed the wrong way by this comic series? What's really upsetting to me is that the artist is a former Disney animator. :/

More here:

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Hi, just joined, first post. [Nov. 5th, 2012|11:07 pm]
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I don't know what to say about this, Libertarians scare me.

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Clearly men are the real victims here. [Oct. 6th, 2012|12:50 pm]
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Apparently men should have a say in the issue of the medias depiction of unrealistic female body image. Also young men find it traumatising when they see a real naked girl because her vagina doesn't look like the photoshoped ones in porn! Traumatising! Something should be done!

Bonus points for the disgusting objectification of Victoria's Secrets models by comparing them to concept cars and saying he wouldn't like to own one.
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Post Secret [May. 26th, 2012|09:56 pm]
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This was posted on this week's Post Secret.

Yeah. Great parenting.
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This makes me so angry I cannot see straight. [May. 1st, 2012|04:19 pm]
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A pastor in NC, where I live, is advocating and inciting parental violence against LGBT children, or even children who stray from heteronormative gender roles.

Can anything be done about this kind of crap? This is local to me, but I'm not sure what can be done to protest something being said in the confines of a church.

Ugh. Makes me sick to my stomach.
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Rights group criticises Afghan 'moral crimes' [Apr. 1st, 2012|09:27 am]
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The report, I Had to Run Away, released on Wednesday, calls for the estimated 400 women and girls to be freed, saying the Western-backed government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has failed to fulfill obligations in accordance with international human rights law.

"It is shocking that 10 years after the overthrow of the Taliban, women and girls are still imprisoned for running away from domestic violence or forced marriage," said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.

The group estimates a total of 400 women in prison and girls in juvenile detention facilities are accused or convicted of offences including "running away".

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5 ways Modern Men are trained to hate women [Mar. 27th, 2012|04:53 pm]
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Saw this article on Cracked.com today:

5 ways Modern Men are Trained to Hate Women

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Mother Nature prefers men, or partners [Mar. 19th, 2012|11:18 am]
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A little background: I work in a male-dominated field; approximately 85% of the people I work with are male. I'm a distance runner in my spare time and a few people I work with, such as my boss, also like to do trail runs so were were thinking of creating a relay team for an upcoming 50 mile race. I went online to check out the length of the legs and found this disclaimer:

"Team positions and events which include isolated legs are marked with yellow. Although we consider them to be safe, these legs might be candidates for males or teammates participating in pairs."

from: http://www.rainiertoruston.com/pdf/legchart.pdf

I find this ludicrous that an isolated leg might be better suited for a runner of any specific gender. Are men as good as two people? I could understand if it was a backcountry leg you might not want to run alone, just like you really shouldn't go backcountry skiing alone.
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Phenomenal fail by Cracked.com [Apr. 26th, 2012|05:02 pm]
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Cracked.com is a mixed bag, I'll admit, but they usually come down on roughly the right side of the sexism debate. Usually. Not today. Dear sweet dancing bears definitely not today.

The 10 Most Satisfying Cases of Hecklers Getting Destroyed.

Which seems okay on the surface, until you click the link and see that the vast majority of these hecklers are women, and get 'destroyed' through language which should otherwise call for a restraining order.


Cut for potential triggeryCollapse )
Also: don't read the comments. I've seen better comments on Sarah Palin videos on Youtube.
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