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It’s a tough look to pull off

Admit it. You all have wanted to see Daniel Craig in a dress. That’s a fantastically effective spot, and also…Craig looks damned good in that dress. Another interesting thing is that the MRAs are enraged by it. I did think this comment was amusing: Craig’s Bond is faggy anyway. Sean Connery not only would’ve NEVER…

And it’s all your fault!

Several readers have noticed that lately we’ve had a plague of whiny, entitled, childish Men’s Rights Activists in the comments. They’re usually clueless and petty and annoying…and now I’ve found out why. And the source of my information is unimpeachable: it’s Whirled Nut Daily. According to Kay Hymowitz, whose new book, “Manning Up,” was featured…

It’s got to be rough. On the one hand, you’ve got monsters like Tucker Max or Joe Francis (the Girls Gone Wild guy) hitting on you hard, expecting you to respond with instinctive lordosis so they can grapple you in amplexus; and on the other hand you’ve got the Nice Guys, who think that buttering…

Vignette from the grading wars

I just finished off one big chunk of grading, and on this exam, as is my custom, I give students a few bonus points with an easy question at the end. It is also my custom every year to have one of those easy questions be, “Name a scientist, any scientist, who also happens to…

Ms Magazine makes amends

Jen McCreight has published a solid response to the clueless anti-atheist article in Ms magazine…and it’s in Ms magazine. It’s good stuff, too, with a list of all the godless women the original article ought to have consulted.

Too true

Hey, I’ve seen this phenomenon a few times. Read the whole thing. It’s got a happy (?) ending! With a kitten!

Boys will be…revolting misogynists

This is a very poor quality recording of a group of fraternity pledges marching about the Yale campus chanting. You should be able to make out what they’re chanting, though: “No means yes, yes means anal.” These privileged man-children made it a point to march past various sororities letting the women know exactly what to…

How to get more women in math

It’s always a struggle between the difficult solution that actually would accomplish something, and the ridiculous, easy, superficial idea. Math pink? How absurd. Everyone knows that putting math in cute shoes would work better.

This is an appalling story. Those “Girls Gone Wild” videos are already about the sleaziest things you’ll find advertised on mainstream TV: they are basically made by getting young women drunk to reduce their inhibitions and than urging them to expose themselves for ‘fame’ and titillation, and convincing them to do something stupid in front…

They’re Christian, so you can trust them to have your best interests at heart. The Modesty Survey is a bizarre instrument created by asking young Christian women to put together heartfelt questions about their clothing (“Are bikinis immodest?” “Are jeans immodest?”), and then teenaged Christian boys are surveyed to get their opinions. Because, of course,…