- 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?
- You feminists just want to tell women to do what you want, instead of letting them CHOOSE (and we all know girls *choose* the girly stuff)
- Feminism Friday – “Feminists Look for Stuff to Get Mad About”
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
- 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?
- FAQ: Aren’t feminists just hairy-legged makeup haters?
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
FAQ: Isn’t the existence of the term “sex-positive feminism” effectively an admission that many feminists are anti-sex?
If only it actually were that simple. Sex-positive’s opposite is not sex-negative. The terms sex-positive, sex-pos etc came about as a movement in opposition to the feminist anti-pornography activists of the late 1970s/early 1980s. Let’s spell it out: Pornography does not equal all sexual behaviour.. Prostitution does not equal all sexual behaviour. Consensual sex play […]
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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You may have suddenly noticed a flurry of comments have been published, and that some of them are weeks old. My apologies for the delay in publication, but I haven’t been well. Moderating FF101 was one of the things on my tasks list that had to be pushed below necessary daily stuff. I’ll try to […]