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Every once in awhile I do manage to get out to a social sort of event. Recently I was at one such thing. And overhead the following: Female, mid-40s: When I was in high school, I wanted to be a veterinarian. And I had great SAT scores, high 1400′s [out of a then total 1600].…

First post in this series can be found here. Second post in this series can be found here. In my second post in this series, I gave the men a cookie, and commenter rpf accused me of…gasp!…being too nice! I believe this is the first time this has ever happened.

A New Attitude

After my last few posts, and the tons of comments from thegoodman and Queef, I’ve started thinking seriously about my approach to this blog. Maybe I am just a little too angry for no good reasons, too often just calling childish names and not solving discrimination. Perhaps I can do better. Perhaps I should start…

Why Are You So Angry?

Thegoodman really, really wants to know. If you do not consider yourself a failure, that is great. Why then are you so angry about this situation? If it has worked out well for you, what is driving your passionate hatred for our patriarch society? Like many gender discussions/arguments, your approach has made me feel guilty…

I Had A Dream

Reader Jason commented on my post about compulsory smiling thusly: I just wanted to thank everyone for the comments here. They’ve been enlightening… to be honest I had never heard of anyone being ordered to smile outside of greeter/public relation jobs (chalk it up to youthful naivete, I suppose). With that in mind when I…

First Year Patriarchy Laboratory

Christina Pikas has a nice post about finding information in books. Sadly, however, she notes the following: What kinds of things might a book work best for?…not for cutting edge, mostly What does this imply when you think about our ongoing project to work our way through Allan Johnson’s The Gender Knot? Oh crap, we’re…

Next Gender Knot Post Will Be Next Week

Hi all…just wanted to let you know that I am planning to do the first post for Chapter 2 of The Gender Knot sometime next week, probably mid-week. I have the new edition of the book and have been reading but there’s a lot of stuff going on with mine and Mr. Z’s family this…

What does it mean when a woman ogles a man in the patriarchy? Reader RichB commented: …men being looked at as sexual objects increases their power, but women being looked at as sexual objects decreases their power. Reader Hope isn’t buying it: Really? So if I ogle a man, I’m increasing his power? If a…

In light of the great discussion you all have been having on the second post on Chapter 1 of The Gender Knot, I thought it would be a good time to direct you to this most excellent Feminism 101 post at Shakesville, “Sexism Is A Matter Of Opinion“. The whole thing is pure gold but…

Welcome to our discussion of The Gender Knot by Allan Johnson. This is the second post in the discussion series. We will be discussing Chapter 1 “Where Are We?” You can find all posts connected to this discussion here. As noted before, there is an updated edition of the book now available. In the first…