- Call for Feminism 101 Links I
- FAQ: What is “slut-shaming”?
- How is asking the question “Why are there no fat elves in Dungeons and Dragons?” offensive to feminists?
- Online interaction and free speech
- FAQ: if “gender is a social construct”, aren’t feminists saying that gender doesn’t really exist at all?
Short answer: No. Feminists come from a variety of backgrounds, with a variety of values and opinions, and (among other things) are in no way uniform in their sexual preferences. Some feminists identify as lesbian, some as heterosexual, some as bisexual, some as asexual, etc. As for the “man-hating” moniker, it has more to do […]
- Feminism 101: Periods
- Feminism Friday – “Feminists Look for Stuff to Get Mad About”
- FAQ: if women like sex just as much as men do, then why is rape so bad? It’s just rougher sex, right?
- Feminism Friday: Popularity of long-debunked rape myths: talk about disheartening
- FAQ: Didn’t feminists used to burn their bras as a political statement?
Q: A celebrity feminist said something about the incorrect usage of vagina vs vulva and I want you to explain every nuance of her thoughts to me and why feminism thinks that way.
A: “Feminism” doesn’t necessarily think that way just because that celebrity feminist does.
Possibly there is controversy about her opinion.
Possibly her opinion is highly unpopular.
Also, just a thought, possibly she didn’t actually say quite what you think she said?
It’s a question a lot of men have – they see themselves as feminist allies, they don’t want to be objectifying or creepy, but they still want to be able to express their sexual attraction to women whom they find appealing. And so they should – men and women enjoying sex together is a good thing! But I can understand why some of the things one learns as a feminist ally could make one reticent because of the possibility of putting one’s foot in it and being perceived as one of the bad guys, or even worse: appearing to be one of those predatory faux-feminist men who’s only parroting glib sound-bites in order to get laid.
- What will Twitter will make of a #feminismfriday hashtag?
- Feminism Friday on Tuesday: Echidne’s “Need For Feminism” series
- Feminism Friday: Why, if you think women should be flattered by your harassment, you are stupid
- Feminism Friday: On “Bitch” and Other Misogynist Language
- Friday Feminism: Fierce
- Feminism Friday: Addressing claims of “female privilege” – The Military
- In which the moderator apologises for dropping the ball
- FAQ: What’s wrong with saying that things happen to men, too?
- Feminism Friday: SotBO (Statements of the bleedin’ obvious)
- Frequently Whimpered Whines: The Nice Guys™ theme song
It’d be great to find a book written with intersectionality in mind which contains info on slut-shaming, body positivity, abortion rights, internalised misogyny, etc., which is easy to understand and digest for young girls who aren’t educated about things like privilege and oppression and class, etc.
- FAQ: Isn’t the existence of the term “sex-positive feminism” effectively an admission that many feminists are anti-sex?
- Open Thread: Top 5 Introductory Texts
- FAQ: What can I do for feminism?
- FAQ: Why "feminism" and not just "humanism"? Or "equalism"? Isn’t saying you’re a feminist exclusionary?
- FAQ: What is sexual objectification?
This thread is a response to a comment from Astrodyke in the Suggestions thread: I don’t see tags for “lesbian” or “sexual orientation”. It’d be nice to have some FAQs about lesbianism and how it relates to feminism. There are the straw questions, “Don’t all feminists hate men?” or “Aren’t all feminists lesbians?” But there […]
- FAQ: Some feminist said/did something offensive/stupid/crazy/evil, so isn’t feminism a failure?
- Call for links: debunking the malicious stuff
- FAQ: But men and women are born different! Isn’t that obvious?
- FAQ: Why are you concentrating on X when Y is so much more important?
- FAQ: Aren’t you all just a bunch of "feminazis"?
I thought that I had unchecked a settings box that I checked for a brief hiatus over the New Year period. I just realised that apparently that change never went through.
I’ve been getting quite a few emails from students asking very similar questions, although the very similar questions are about rather different issues, over the last few months. I bet I’m not the only blogger getting them, either.
Obviously this is an approach that somebody is recommending to you, but can I tell you what it feels like to me? It feels like you are asking me to do your homework. That’s not what tertiary education is supposed to be training you to do.
Approximately a month’s worth of comments have just been released from the moderation queue now that I’m back from hols.
It’s school holidays here for the next few weeks. I will only have intermittent internet access as I race about doing holiday things. All comments will go to the moderation queue while I’m otherwise engaged.
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