I’ve labelled this post as (I) because my spidey-sense tells me that this will become a series. Here you go: [link]. Tell this cartoonist what you think of jokes about his comic’s protagonist drooling about raping disabled homeless women because “it’s hard to keep your legs closed if you don’t have any”. Hey, having no […]
Hi all – I was away on hols last week, and there were quite a few comments caught up in moderation. Sorry about that! I’ve released most of them now (apart from the attempts at rape jokes on the Rape Isn’t Funny thread). A couple of others haven’t been published because they were awfully long. […]
Many bloggers get targeted by gits who like to pile up abusive comments on many posts, even when they know they’ve been put into permanent moderation, because they get a kick out of the idea of the blogger(s) reading the comments anyway. It’s hatespam. If you have email notification for posts in moderation, then you get the abuse sent to your email, a thought which they also love. It’s a particularly insidious form of cyberbullying, with the goal of intimidation and silencing of voices that bother them.
I received an email about this over a week ago and neglected to post it earlier: my apologies. The survey is co-sponsored by America’s leading labor-rights organization, the AFL-CIO (www.afl-cio.org), and its community partner, Working America (www.workingamerica.org). What Is the Ask A Working Woman Survey? The survey is an opportunity for working women in America […]
The various posts of Melissa’s that are being cross-posted as Feminism Friday posts all originally had extensive comments threads associated with them on Shakesville. Since the introduction of Shakesville‘s new commenting system (replacing Haloscan with Disqus) the links to the original Haloscan comments threads no longer appear on the Shakesville posts, although the Haloscan threads […]
cross-posted by Melissa McEwan , originally posted at Shakesville on November 20, 2007 [Important Note to Feminist Noobs: This is a long post. It contains lots of different, though related, Feminist 101 kind of ideas about misogynist language. Please carefully read the whole post before commenting. If you don't understand one of the points that […]
So: Toss out the idea that there must be unanimous consent, or even majority agreement, that something is sexist for it to be determined as such. In fact, toss out the idea that sexism is determined by subjective opinion altogether.
The 2008 roundup is at Diary of a Goldfish