Tag Archives: Sexism

Don’t apologize for your privilege, do something about it

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. I was at a progressive political event recently and got into a conversation with a young white man who had been thrown off by a presenter’s comment about white male privilege. “I don’t discriminate against anyone,” he said (a whole other issue to examine), and he couldn’t grasp the [...]
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Boys will be boys

Tweet“Smile, baby.” “What you so angry about?” I walk down the street and am told how to act. What to do. What to suck. I’m uncomfortable. I’m humiliated. I’m fearful. Tweet
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Toxic masculinity won’t save us

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. The conflation of stereotypical masculinity and leadership is nothing new. There’s ample discussion of how it plays out everywhere from the workplace to the political sphere. Perennial non-favorite columnist and pundit David Brooks hit on this theme on Meet the Press last week in reference to President Obama’s foreign [...]
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Stephen Colbert and the trouble with ironic oppression

TweetThis piece is cross-posted from my blog Introverted Chicago. With the recent announcement that Stephen Colbert will take over The Late Show when David Letterman leaves in 2015, there have been a flurry of jokes about the fact that #CancelColbert seems to have “worked”—albeit in the comedian’s favor. Before the hashtag movement becomes immortalized as [...]
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What to do if you can’t tell the difference between sexual harassment and sexual liberation

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. 1) Stop publishing articles about feminism. 2) Stop talking to women, just to be safe. Guardian writer David Foster has faced a fierce and well-deserved backlash to an inane article blaming feminists for stifling sexual liberation by calling out sexism. Tweet
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