Category Archives: feminism

Good old-time religion

I found an interesting quote today on a blog. K did three years at a Christian college but was kicked out for being a lesbian (she chose leaving over undergoing mandated conversion therapy). WTF is lesbian conversion therapy? Really? (The … Continue reading

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Simple sexism

The Ark and I are not best pals at the moment. Not that we ever were, but anyway, our recent exchanges give some good examples of sexism. Firstly, we have, him telling me how to exercise following my broken ankle. … Continue reading

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Hot feminist

Browsing The Guardian today wondering what Cameron’s (prime minister of some small islands off Europe) latest cock-ups were, I found Polly Vernon’s piece in the Books section about her book, Hot Feminist, and horrors! the criticism it received. Or rather, … Continue reading

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Because it’s a woman’s fault. A third of Britons believe a woman who acts flirtatiously is partially or completely to blame for being raped, according to a new study. If the woman was drunk, 4pc said she was totally responsible … Continue reading

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An example of sexism

Here is an advert for a mechanic, seen today on FB. While I agree with equal opportunities and that women have every right to be mechanics, this person is neither wearing overalls (note grease on body) nor toetectors. No. It … Continue reading

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BDSM (and feminism)

I’ll be honest. I have a slight issue with women consenting to abuse. I mean, of course, to consenting to delirious pleasure that involves a fair amount of pain that results in ecstasy in the end. Now, for those of … Continue reading

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Feminism and male homosexuality

Musing about feminism and men’s reactions, I asked my former neighbour and blogging friend of some years, Mr Merveilleux, for his views on homosexuality and feminism. From time to time, he posts on feminist issues, and, to me, it seems … Continue reading

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Feminism 101b – What about the men?

Or, what about teh menz? as it’s more frequently called. This follows on from The Arb’s guest post about mansplaining, as it is a) a jargon term within feminist spheres, somewhat like mansplaining and b) is another facet of male … Continue reading

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Best seller! Read the bible!

What’s more pitiful than that vacuous, bankrupt statement is the fact Ms. roughseas admits to having never read the Bible. From, theancients on colostorms’s blog. Oops, Colorstorm. Now it is fair to say I have not read the bible. I … Continue reading

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Guardian Angel

Me? Never. The other night I was walking up one of the back streets. I heard shouting and sounds of distress. Not my business. Not mine to interfere in a ‘domestic’ dispute. I walked on. And battled with my conscience. … Continue reading

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Oh dear

From Violet’s blog about MRAs. Insanity wrote: Actually Carmen, many of those men are genuinely having lots of sex, which than begs the question, why are there so many stupid women in the world? It also answers another of your … Continue reading

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Eve teasing

Most of my readers, as far as I know, have English as their first language (South Africans excepted), and come from so-called advanced white western societies. In the pursuit of feminism, many people think because women have got the vote … Continue reading

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Feminism 101a – The Weary World of Mansplination

The Arb offered to do a guest post for me on feminism. Who am I to refuse? So here it is, on ‘mansplaining’. Unedited. All credit, copyright and my thanks for such a thoughtful post to The Arb. ******* As … Continue reading

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I told you so

So don’t say I didn’t. All you religious fruitcakes, who think making abortion difficult to get/illegal etc, are responsible for the situation in Tennessee where a woman stuck a coathanger up herself in the bath to try and carry out … Continue reading

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Clouds’ Feminism 101

I thought an open post for people to discuss their view of feminism might be worth a go. But first, as this is the blog of a historian and a journalist, let’s set feminism in context with a quick summary … Continue reading

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Feminism comes last – again

Here is a very silly outmoded comment, written, unsurprisingly, by a right-wing religionist. Pronouns: We avoid, as much as possible, the hideous “he or she” and we try never to use the atrocious “they” when speaking of a single unidentified, … Continue reading

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Whose point of view?

The Arb had an interesting post about gender identity, free speech, threats, and Germaine Greer. I don’t write about trans issues because I don’t know enough about it, and I have zilch knowledge of it. Similarly I don’t write about … Continue reading

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Love, jealousy, control … abuse

Many people seem to think that if jobs are open to men and women equally, then there is no sexism. Be quiet little women, your battle is over, it’s done. Because people think equal opportunities for employment is all that … Continue reading

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Abortion – some facts and history

Abortion became legal in the UK when I was a child – 1967. I grew up with tales of knitting needles, bottles of gin, and hot baths. The amateur method of choice for pregnant women who didn’t want to give … Continue reading

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On the use of inflammatory language

I am a moth to a flame when it comes to a post decrying poor use of language. So I was irresistibly drawn to John Zande’s post about an evangelical who was proclaiming the ‘correct’ use of language for abortion. … Continue reading

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