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February 28 2010

February 27 2010

The feminist project is, in the end, about men too. Women’s liberation can’t be dependent upon men, of course; women don’t need men’s blessing in order to become autonomous agents, freed at last from the chains of custom and the bonds of biology. (Sorry, I’m tired, and the prose gets purple when I’m underslept.) But the benefits of feminism are undeniable for men: a chance to be full and complete human beings, capable of courage and tenderness in equal measure; a chance to be loved for who they are rather than what they can perform. That’s precious stuff indeed. But men raised on the noxious elixir of traditional manhood will find it difficult to adapt quickly to this new paradigm, even when the old model has proved so unsatisfactory. What’s needed is a continued cultural revolution, aimed at redefining what it means to be male, aimed at liberating boys and young men from the masculine straitjacket.
— Hugo Schwyzer
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February 25 2010

“Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real, or has this been happening inside my head?”
Dumbledore beamed at him, and his voice sounded loud and strong in Harry’s ears, even though the bright mist was descending again, obscuring his figure. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry. But why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
— Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

A Series of Questions

"This ongoing body of work explores the power dynamics inherent in the questions asked of transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender-variant, and/or gender non-conforming people."

by L. Weingarten

The woman who needs to be liberated most is the woman in every man, and the man who needs to be liberated most is the man in every woman.
— Magnus Hirschfeld
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Gina Torres, please be Wonder Woman!
Play fullscreen
Malcolm Reynolds, you have left my stove on. Or something.

February 23 2010

More on Sexual Language

"At the same time as anal penetration is held up in hetero male culture as the ultimately painful/humiliating/unpleasant experience, it's also held up as one of the premium sexual experiences any man can have - IF he's on the penetrating end. The plethora of articles in men's magazines and on men's websites that instruct men on how to get their girlfriend/wife to have anal sex is staggering. . . . 

"So on the one hand, anal penetration is the thing hetero males are supposed to spend their entire lives working as hard as they possibly can to avoid, while on the other hand they're exhorted to pursue it at all costs with their female partners. Which leads to this question. If anal penetration is the horrible, painful, humiliating thing you imagine it to be, why would you ever want a woman you love, or one you respect and to whom you're attracted, to experience it? If it's this horrendous experience, why, oh why, are you expending so much energy trying to inflict it on someone else? And if you expect women to be open to trying it, why continue to use it as the ultimate analogy for all things negative? Don't you think we hear you when you talk? . . . ."

"I was averse to even oral sex for the longest time because men use “cocksucker” as an insult… I question/correct my boyfriend any time he uses “sucks dick” to mean something is negative. If he wants me to do nice things for him, he needs to acknowledge that they are nice things."

 - comment by Dormouse on original Feministing article


I already wrote about this concept. And of course I'm a big hypocrite because I use language like this a lot, or I don't say anything when someone else does, or I laugh at it. But it is something to think about and I have a feeling it is something most people have already grasped intuitively and then we all just nod along like it makes sense.

Worst lyrics ever

"There ain’t no reason things are this way.
Its how they always been and they intend to stay."
-Bret Dennen

Everything about this is incorrect and pisses me off.


male beauty
science fiction


physical strength
the Internet
right answers
female beauty
global politics

Gilmore Girls Quote

Doctor: Miss, you have to lower your voice.
Paris: That is Professor Asher Fleming in there, of Yale University. He's an important man, and you're acting like you're about to sell his spleen to UCLA.
Doctor: The procedures are the procedures.
Paris: Oh, really? I thought the procedures were a hat. Hit me with some more lame tautology, Socrates.

February 21 2010

I'm tired of these motherfucking Snapes on this motherfucking plane!
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"I'm the doctor"

"Doctor who?"

Measure on Illegal Abortion Heads to Governor

"but I don't think we want to go down the road of carefully defining the behavior of a woman."

Senator Dayton, you weren't trying to be ironic, were you?

Utah: Babies or GTFO.
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