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‘Stand by your (wo)man’: create an expectation of equality

by Amber Healy This has been a weird few weeks for women. There’s talk of opening up the draft in the United States to women, now that more women are taking on combat roles. President Barack Obama has once again … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Feb 11, 2016

India’s Marital Rape Crisis, The litany of child abuse by Catholic priests, Police failed to investigate abuse – Melbourne archdiocese

Rape within marriage remains legal in several countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, including Singapore, China, Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco. And even in countries where spousal rape is technically a crime, strong legislation and adequate puni...
by Extreme Abuse Survey on Nov 24, 2015

Musings on the patriarchy, 3/28/15 – gendered bombs, mutual outerspace penetration, and astronaut fetuses, part II

This is part II in a series of III.  Part I, gendered bombs, here. Mutual outerspace penetration In July, 1975, the first international docking in space occurred involving the American Apollo and the Soviet Soyuz (meaning “union”). An official...
by Scholars & Rogues on Mar 28, 2015

Musings on the patriarchy, 3/27/15 – gendered bombs, mutual outerspace penetration, and astronaut fetuses

part I of III – gendered bombs I read the other day that, in the code of the scientists who developed the atomic bomb, if the bomb was a dud, they were going to say, “It’s a girl.” If the … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Mar 27, 2015

Texas rules up-the-skirt photos are legal in freedom of speech tussle that's not as clear cut as you think.

I've been saying for a geological era that women in the west have a burqa imposed on us. It's just that ours is invisible.The Texas Court of Appeal ruling legalising up-the-skirt shots — where a perv can thrust his camera up your skirt to take the...
by Madam Miaow Says on Sep 21, 2014

Bits & Bobs On Feminist Theory #13: On Inanimate Objects As Coded Female

I've been thinking a lot about the objectification of women, and the way in which it is normalized in a misogynistic, patriarchal society. One of the things that struck me was the way in which inanimate objects are very often coded as female. Cars, b...
by all the fun stories on Nov 16, 2013

A Feminist Indian Wedding????

  Weddings! Weddings! Weddings! They’re oozing out of my ears. Delhi’s roads are going to be impassable today because of the weddings. No, not because it’s a cute date 13.11.13 – but because it’s Tulsi Vivah – please read the link, i...
by Divorced Doodling on Nov 13, 2013

Arranged marriages: a subversion of feminism

Reblogged from the mad period woman: Marriages are an inescapable reality especially in India. It’s a landmark event in the lives of millions of people. This collaboration is not just between two individuals, but of two families who take the marria...
by Divorced Doodling on Nov 8, 2013

The Stats For Working Women

Do you believe that women today can do anything?That they are to be found working at every manner of job as per their education.skills and inclinations?That with increasing education among women its only a matter of time till we automatically achieve...
by Wealthymatters on Sep 27, 2013

What’s good about arranged marriages

For me personally they’re beyond my understanding. My parents fell in love and married. My mother is German while my father was Indian. I grew up believing that people got married because they love each other. I paid little, if any, attention to th...
by Divorced Doodling on Jul 12, 2013

Patriarchy and The Reproducers of Labour

The literal definition of patriarchy is “rule of the father” and families in which literal fathers dominate literal mothers and literal children are pointed to as exemplifications of patriarchy, but pedantry is the enemy of politics.  T...
by Second Council House of Virgo on Jun 18, 2013

WOMEN, SEXISM & SOCIETY: From Sirens to Sluts, Angels to She-Devils...

“The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: "It's a girl.” -Shirley Chisholm “SEX game gone wrong,” “sex game gone awry,” “sex-mad flatmate,” “sex-crazed killer.” That’s from...
by VioletPlanet on May 9, 2013

Patriarchal Immunity

Against atrocities: “A Saudi cleric who raped his five-year-old daughter and tortured her to death has been sentenced to pay “blood money” to the mother after having served a short jail term, activists have said. Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Feb 3, 2013

Horror Feminism

So, the other say, I made the claim that American Horror Story is a feminist series. Let me explain, based on the two seasons we have so far. As a disclaimer, I should add that AHS is one of my favorite shows on TV right now and I am a big fan of the...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Feb 2, 2013

American Horror Story – Feminist Show

Seriously. Think about it. I was half-convinced of it at the end of the first season (“Murder House”). I’m even more convinced now. I hope they keep it that way into the next seasons. I may have more later on this.
by The Global Sociology Blog on Jan 26, 2013

40 Years

Via The Economist, this is why the only “pro-life” position is to be pro-choice, that blue line below: Also note that the abortion trend was upward before Roe (I wonder if the graph includes back-alley abortions, if not, then the pre-Roe...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Jan 22, 2013

The Walking Dead – Feral Season

I did not watch the new half season of the Walking Dead at the time it aired because (1) I can’t stand commercial breaks, and (2) I was saving it for the Holiday season and an 8-hour transatlantic flight. I have now watched the whole eight epis...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Jan 13, 2013

Bombshell Book Club! Resident Artist damali Cartwheeling Through bell hooks’ Feminist Theory! (VIDEO)

Allow her to reintroduce herself! damali abrams is our official Artist in Residence. Her courageous and unique video art is thoughtful, funny, informative, colorful, bold, funky, honest revealing, educational and even often uncomfortable. She works i...

When Religious and Patriarchal Obsession with Controlling Ladyparts Leads to Atrocities

I did not know about this, but it is truly horrifying: “One 86-year-old woman, Rita McCann noted, “I came on the Luas and I didn’t know if the cinema was on this side or the other. Then I spotted two women and said, ‘I’m sure they are h...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Jan 3, 2013

Let’s Make 2013 The Year We Bury The Concept of “Traditional Family”

Because it’s not a concept. It has never been a cultural and historical reality. It is an ideological construct, like any claimed “tradition”. There is no objectivity to it. Family structures are always a product of the intersection...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Jan 1, 2013


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