Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 Leave a comment
I do not wish to be equal to men, because this is what men do:
as this moment thou art, let thy loveliness fade as it will
Monday, 6 July, 2015
Even if you read nothing else today, this is a must read for the women that follow my blog.
Read it and let the penny drop.
Originally posted on ACEs Too High:
If you want to know why you’ve been married three – or more — times. Or why you just can’t stop smoking. Or why the ability to control your drinking is slipping away from you. Or why you have so many physical problems that doctors just can’t seem to help you with. Or why you feel as if there’s no joy in your life even though you’re “successful”, there’s a book that will show how the problems that you’ve been grappling with in your adult life have their roots in childhood events that you probably didn’t even consider had any bearing on what you’re dealing with now.
After hundreds of interviews and two years of writing, science journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa’s long-awaited book, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal, hits the bookshelves (and e-bookshelves) on Tuesday.
Besides being the first self-help book about…
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Sunday, 5 July, 2015
“I think Seitz-Brown is right: the problem isn’t women’s speech, it’s the way women’s speech is pathologized and policed. Anyone who does that should be greeted by a chorus of ‘you ignorant sexist, just STFU’.”
Originally posted on language: a feminist guide:
This week everyone’s been talking about an article in the Economist explaining how men’s use of language undermines their authority. According to the author, a senior manager at Microsoft, men have a bad habit of punctuating everything they say with sentence adverbs like ‘actually’, ‘obviously’, ‘seriously’ and ‘frankly’. This verbal tic makes them sound like pompous bullshitters, so that people switch off and stop listening to what they’re saying. If they want to be successful, this is something men need to address.
OK, people haven’t been talking about that article—mainly because I made it up. No one writes articles telling men how they’re damaging their career prospects by using the wrong words. With women, on the other hand, it’s a regular occurrence. This post was inspired by a case in point: a piece published last month in Business Insider, in which a former Google executive named Ellen Petry Leanse…
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Thursday, 25 June, 2015
Originally posted on youngradicalfeminists:
by Rosie Redstockings
I usually try to avoid using gendered pronouns when talking about trans people, particularly on twitter. Sometimes I tie myself in knots to avoid using ‘he’ or ‘she’, or I use cop-outs like ‘they’. I realise this is a bit silly, but I’m followed by a fair few people on twitter who are agnostic on the trans debate, and I want to avoid alienating them from the get-go. In some cases I’ll use preferred pronouns as a show of respect, particularly to my trans friends, both online and offline. I see it as a fairly minor issue, and I don’t want to get too bogged down in the details. But I can’t bear to call Frank Maloney ‘she’. I just can’t.
For those of you who haven’t come across Frank Maloney before, I’ll quickly summarise – he is where the trans ideology has led us. This is…
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Tuesday, 23 June, 2015
There is a group of dedicated men who are intent on addresssing male violence against women, working to reduce the numbers.
Unfortunately, as we know, most violence on this planet is committed by males. 98% of the harm done to women is done to them by men. So at first glance it would seem a very worthy cause and we should be applauding these men.
It’s just such a shame that the way they address male violence against women is not by addressing males, but by reclassifying males as females. Magically, by way of their laydeefeelz, these men: http://terfisaslur.com/ are now no longer counted as males violent against females, but as women violent against women.
Needless to say these Gender Performing Conservative males are not women. But they certainly have lawmakers in virtually every country bamboozled into making sure males have unfettered access to female safe spaces and that those males are classified as women perpetrating violence against women.
Monday, 8 June, 2015
Josien de Bie does incredibly important work on the differences between men and women and their health.
She is a Neuroscientist unravelling the effects of sex hormones on the brain.
Have you ever noticed that men and women are different? if you haven’t.. maybe go google that first (I am not taking responsibility for any disturbing images you might find). If you have, congratulations, you are now with me at the forefront of science.
We are finding out that men and women are different in the way they get sick. The kind of diseases they get, when they get them, even how long they live. What we don’t know, is why.
So, what makes us men and women in the first place?
Basically, our sex hormones; oestrogen and testosterone and the like.
So what do sex hormones do to the brain? We don’t know. And that’s what I want to find out.
Please go here to pledge anything you can miss to support her work. We need the kind of research Josien does!