White Male People Can't Appropriate the "Pain" of Ferguson

So, I engaged in a debate, against my better judgement with this kid I went to university with. This is a guy with a master's in political science. He has almost the same education as I do (mine is a bit longer-running but you get the idea). Anyhow, he posts this article about how women are oppressing men from… » 12/05/14 3:14pm 12/05/14 3:14pm

On Using GoneGirl As An Excuse For Misogynistic "Fear"

Recently I decided to break my standing rule about going to see movie adaptations blind, and went to see the Gone Girl move without having read the book. I had a vague idea of the plot from the book's reputation, but for the most part, I didn't know the story going in. Ever since then, I've spent a lot of time… » 11/14/14 1:14pm 11/14/14 1:14pm

I'm not even angry (Gamergate)

I ended up getting little to no sleep so try to stick with me if this is incoherent and rambling. This was cut a lot shorter after I cut out the paragraphs of super rambling about rape jokes made by an accused rapist who encourages his readers to commit rape. » 10/21/14 12:50pm 10/21/14 12:50pm

Misogynistic Trolls Drive Feminist Video Game Critic From Her Home

Here's your daily reminder that Internet misogynists are vile, horrible creatures and that women face threats and harassment on a daily basis just for having opinions and voicing them: feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian has been driven out of her own home after receiving an outpouring of death and rape threats on… » 8/28/14 4:05pm 8/28/14 4:05pm

My So Called Life, gaming, oxford commas, beyonce, and more

What would've happened to Angela Chase? Or in Season 2 of MSCL? Winnie Holzman's daughter, on how she found her queer identity on the set of the show. » 8/26/14 10:59pm 8/26/14 10:59pm

Trans Women Assaulted and Stripped on Train, Passengers Cheer

Well this is just lovely (and by that I mean shockingly common), two transgender women of color were harassed and assaulted by at least two men on Atlanta's MARTA train because, oh hey, they're trans women of color. And the men stripped one of the women naked, because of course they did. » 5/28/14 9:00pm 5/28/14 9:00pm

Gay men and their use of "she" and "her"

I went to the pub to watch the rugby with my best mate and his friends, it was a mix of straight women and gay men. The gay guys often would say things like "oh, look at her" and "she's getting pissy" when referring to each other. I find it really uncomfortable, I don't really know how to articulate why it makes me… » 2/08/14 3:37pm 2/08/14 3:37pm

I love you, Gay Men, but stop saying "Tranny"

Over at the Huffington Post, Parker Marie Molloy calls out cis, gay men for the overuse of the word "tranny," especially in performances, either in drag shows or in wider pop culture (including TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and Glee which feature everyone's favorite gay celebrity, Neil Patrick Harris). » 12/13/13 12:39am 12/13/13 12:39am

Fun With Etymology #2: Feminist Werewolves

Awoo, everybody. Welcome to the latest installment of Fun with Etymology! Last time we talked about the words love and pussy, but we will be scaling back to just one word this time. Today we’re going to talk about werewolves and where they come from (etymologically – we all know that geographically they come from… » 12/10/13 11:40am 12/10/13 11:40am

Fun With Etymology #1 - I Love Pussy!

Hello and welcome to the inaugural post in a new series brought to you by me, SaintRidley. I have a fun introduction planned for you, wherein we will discuss the etymologies of the words love and pussy. Along the way we'll learn a bit about some other words as well. I'll be bolding some key words so things are easier… » 12/03/13 11:30am 12/03/13 11:30am

Girls Shouldn't Try Raunchy Comedy, Variety Critic Says

Variety's television critic Brian Lowry let slip a bizarre opinion this morning while reviewing Sarah Silverman's upcoming HBO comedy special We Are Miracles—namely, that because she's a woman, she shouldn't be "as dirty as the guys." Uh. What? » 11/20/13 5:52pm 11/20/13 5:52pm

Is "Shut Up, Fat Cunt" the Best You Can Do?

There was a post on a friend's Facebook wall this morning about white people dressing up as a dead Trayvon Martin for Halloween. It was, predictably, disgusting. A bunch of people discussed it, talking about how awful it was, etc. » 10/27/13 3:59pm 10/27/13 3:59pm

Indie musician takes down musical misogyny in one fell swoop

Lauren Mayberry is the frontwoman for the Scottish band Chvrches. (Sadly, I can't tell you very much about Chvrches because the band makes music of the hipster bleep-bloop/singy-songy variety, and I avoid that shit like the plague. But enough about me.) » 9/30/13 4:19pm 9/30/13 4:19pm

Dude Conducts Like a Lady

In terms of equality in the workplace, the field of classical music is fairly progressive in a lot of ways. If you have the chops to do your thing and the political savvy to stay out of trouble, you get the job. » 8/30/13 2:38pm 8/30/13 2:38pm

Powerful Spoken Word Piece about Misogyny in Media

You may have caught Hollie McNish's fantastic take on xenophobia, Mathematics, but this one - about the proliferation of scantily-clad women in media - was new to me. It's actually from September 2012 so I might be late to the game, but it bears repeating in case I'm not the only one who missed it the first time… » 7/02/13 5:16pm 7/02/13 5:16pm