Posts tagged misogyny

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Male tech bloggers speculate women’s brains can’t handle coding —> http://voc.tv/14EsNKo
I’ve seen The Social Network enough times to know that computer programmers tend to be skinny, anti-social twerps, who occasionally get punked by the cool kids before getting rich by stealing great ideas from their taller, more socially adroit counterparts. Oh, and they’re all dudes.
The last part of this cartoonish stereotype is actually true, and in a Larry Summers moment yesterday, a well-known entrepreneur sparked a big angry interwebs debate when he posited that the reason this boy’s club exists is that women are genetically predisposed to suck at coding.
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vocativ:

Male tech bloggers speculate women’s brains can’t handle coding —> http://voc.tv/14EsNKo

I’ve seen The Social Network enough times to know that computer programmers tend to be skinny, anti-social twerps, who occasionally get punked by the cool kids before getting rich by stealing great ideas from their taller, more socially adroit counterparts. Oh, and they’re all dudes.

The last part of this cartoonish stereotype is actually true, and in a Larry Summers moment yesterday, a well-known entrepreneur sparked a big angry interwebs debate when he posited that the reason this boy’s club exists is that women are genetically predisposed to suck at coding.

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humansofnewyork:

“Even at this advanced age, I still don’t understand women. They remain a mystery.”“What specifically about women is most mysterious to you?”“The moods. Every woman is a special gift. But they all have the moods.”

And you, sir, are in all likelihood a bag of all the dicks.

humansofnewyork:

“Even at this advanced age, I still don’t understand women. They remain a mystery.”
“What specifically about women is most mysterious to you?”
“The moods. Every woman is a special gift. But they all have the moods.”

And you, sir, are in all likelihood a bag of all the dicks.

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Jen Kirkman - comedian: Twitter Hiatus Until The Men I Know Get Loud

jenkirkman:

I’m on a Twitter strike. I am so sick of the way men on Twitter treat lady comics. And my male friends always DM me or text me or email me or talk to me about how they hate it too but they never speak up.

I am constantly tweeting about gay rights (I’m straight) and racism (I’m white) - it takes…

JEN KIRKMAN, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. Read all of this.

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CATCALLED

catcalled:

Welcome to CATCALLED, a collection of women’s stories about street harassment in New York City. For two weeks this August, eleven women in the city kept a log of their harassment experiences, and how the presence (or absence) of catcallers affected their actions. Their experiences may surprise you—they certainly surprised each other, and at times, even the participants themselves.

Street harassment is a tricky issue. Its interpretation is almost entirely subjective, and the experience of it can range from violated and frustrated to annoyed. Harassment itself is hard to define, as well. What’s the difference between harassment, a catcall, flirtation, and a compliment? At the same time, it’s difficult to argue that sexual harassment is anything but an unfair burden placed on women in urban spaces, and one that can be incessant and invasive.

Part of the story of this project has been discovering that most women have found a way to deal with harassment on a regular basis. Even if an individual woman may feel that the status quo is acceptable, she is usually able to point to precautions she takes to feel safe as a woman. Even if an individual woman feels flattered by catcalling, she can probably point to a situation in which she felt extremely vulnerable due to catcalling—probably as a young teenager. We believe that all women, in some way or another, have to grapple with objectification and safety in public spaces, whether that space is Central Park or Times Square.

CATCALLED is an attempt to give that struggle a voice. Over on the right you can see 11 different badges, one for each of our 11 participants. The women who wrote for this project live in four different boroughs and have a range of sexualities, ethnic backgrounds, and life experiences. There is no one place to start reading, no one person to focus on. Each participant has an introduction from me, giving you a sense of what you might get out of reading those entries; each woman has additionally highlighted her own entries, to reflect what she has found most valuable. After the project was over, all 11 participants responded to someone else’s logs for their exit interview, beginning a conversation about different experiences that we hope you continue. You can add to the dialogue by clicking respond. In addition to publishing questions, comments, and ideas on our blog, we will also be featuring readers’ daily logs—a single-day entry about street harassment. And of course, if you would like to contact us more directly, you can find out how to do that here.

We hope you get something out of this—men and women, in the city and out of it. We have learned a lot from beginning this dialogue, and we can’t wait to see how you respond.

Rad. Check this out.

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But the country is changing. And this may be the last election in which anyone but a fool tries to play — on a national level, at least — the cards of racial exclusion, of immigrant fear, of the patronization of women and hegemony over their bodies, of self-righteous discrimination against homosexuals. Some in the Republican party and among the teabagged fringe will continue to play such losing hands for some time to come; this shit worked well in its day and distracted many from addressing any of our essential national issues. But again, if they play that weak-ass game past this point, they are fools.

America is different now, moreso with every election cycle. Ronald Reagan won his mandate in an America in which 89 percent of the voters were white. That number is down to 72 percent and falling. Fifty thousand new Latino citizens achieve the voting age every month. America will soon belong to the men and women — white and black and Latino and Asian, Christian and Jew and Muslim and atheist, gay and straight — who can comfortably walk into a room and accept with real comfort the sensation that they are in a world of certain difference, that there are no real majorities, only pluralities and coalitions. The America in which it was otherwise is dying, thank god, and those that relied on entitlement and division to command power will either be obliged to accept the changes, or retreat to whichever gated community from which they wish to wax nostalgic and brood on political irrelevance.

David Simon, creator of “The Wire” (via alexblagg)

Amen.

(via thepathealy)

Yep!

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If at this point in Internet history you think you’re really anonymous/pseudonymous on the Internet, or that you have a right to anonymity/pseudonymity on the Internet, you’re kind of stupid. Yes, stupid, and there’s no other way to put it.

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poupak:

weaziller-melisasaraceni:

Swoon!

tumblinfeminist:

teen—-idle:

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Prime Minister of Australia kicking ass and taking names (mostly Tony Abbott’s). [x]

Aww yiss.

Welcome to the Julia Gillard Own Zone

Because it’s important to point things out, even when it’s not politically correct.  

You go girl.

FUCK

YEAH

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One of the primary reasons that it is over for America is because women are taking over, they’re in high so-called powerful positions, they’re now running companies, they’re making decisions. […] There are some, a few out there that are logical women and can make sound decisions, but most cannot. […] I think that one of the greatest mistakes that America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote. We should’ve never turned it over to women.

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of a California Tea Party group and a group called BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny), and sometime Fox News commentator. (Source: All the Single Ladies - NYTimes.com)

For real! FOR REAL! HAHAHA!

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On my mind today:

rachelfershleiser:

I am tired of talking about rape exceptions.

Let’s talk about how we all deserve bodily autonomy whether we are “to blame” or not.

Let’s talk about how Christian beliefs are a garbage excuse to get poor people voting against their best interests.

Let’s talk about how your magical man in the sky has no fucking place in my laws because what is this, fucking 1500? Fucking Somalia?

YUP

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Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) actually comes to Todd Akin’s defense and says he’s never heard of a rape-induced pregnancy. (via think-progress)

wtf wtf wtf wtf

I CAN’T TAKE IT ANY MORE

LOOK

LADIES

LET’S CREATE A PARALLEL FEMINIST SOCIETY AND FORGET THESE FUCKERS

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It occurred to me in the last year that people can more easily imagine the apocalypse that religions have been telling their members of choice for the last 2000 years, than they can imagine the subtle shift in our systems of governance towards more feminist systems.

I have no hope that men can resolve the crisis that we’re facing now. Men can participate, men can draw upon feminine resources inside themselves, but it is for women to gain the empowerment necessary to participate so vigorously and internationally to create that change, I think they’re really our last hope. It’s the great untouched resource of the world; it’s half the population and if we organised ourselves differently it could be instantly reformative.

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The defensive refrains currently echoing around the internet are, “You just don’t get it—comedians need freedom. That’s how comedy gets made. If you don’t want to be offended, then stay out of comedy clubs.” You’re exactly right. That is how comedy gets made. So CONSIDER THIS YOUR FUCKING FEEDBACK. Ninety percent of your rape material is not working, and you can tell it’s not working because your audience is telling you that they hate those jokes. This is the feedback you asked for.

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"Once I heard the creator of a much-beloved Comedy Central sketch show say that his retort to a woman's swipe (in which she suggested that she wouldn't sleep with him if he were the last man on Earth) was, 'Oh yeah, well if we were the only people on Earth, who would you tell if I raped you?' (Paraphrasing, clearly.) Not a funny rape joke! That's basically just saying, 'Ha ha I could totally rape you if I wanted to.' But joking about the act of rape—particularly the ill conceived notions about it—is different."

tylercoates:

I kinda get all Splitsidery here, but here is a thing.

Applause and a thumbs up as well.

Also liked this:

Not a funny rape joke! Not a joke, really, and more like a gross misogynistic attack. And sadly, that is something that happens often when one sees straight male comics, particularly the variety of straight male comics whose legacy will be forever limited to hosting a clip show in which slightly funny shit from YouTube is pulled for rebroadcast on television.

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Cookies for Breakfast: So a Girl Walks into a Comedy Club....

breakfastcookie:

This is something that happened to a friend of mine in her own words.

So, on Friday night my friend and I were at her house and wanted to get out and do something for the evening. We brainstormed ideas and she brought up the idea of seeing a show at the Laugh Factory. I’d never been, I thought…

So, I’m torn. I really don’t like Tosh, and I think rape jokes are generally stupid and lazy and usually just not funny; however, I also think that heckling is a dick move. And yet — I completely understand her desire to speak up. So. Yeah?

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“I’ve never lifted a hand to a women [sic], I’ve never done anything negative to a women [sic], I’ve always been monogamous,” Carolla told TheDC. “I have a daughter who I love very much, I hire women, I’ve worked with women, I’ve never had an issue with women.”

“I’m a misogynist?” he continued. “Go ask my female producer from my morning show who I worked with for three years or my female producer for ‘Loveline’ for 10 years if I’m a misogynist. Go ask my female boss essentially, what I’ve ever done to them. And the answer is nothing.”

Heyyyy, talk about not getting it. You’ve made an impassioned defense that really just digs your hole deeper. Congratulations!

Adam Carolla: Claims that he’s a misogynist ‘f**king insane’ | The Daily Caller