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IWD; meh

IWD; meh

International Women’s Day each year is a bit like Groundhog Day for me. I poke my nose out of my burrow, then go back in, after seeing that 51% of the population are expected to be happy with some tokenism, and just to stfu until next year when the mainstream will pretend to care again. … Continue reading

White Ribbon Australia—Update

White Ribbon Australia—Update

Updates for WRCA. A SnoopyDance Moment when The Guardian announced on Monday that Tanveer Ahmed had been dumped from misogynist-rag The Australian for yet more plagiarism (rather than misogyny, victim-blaming, feminist-bashing or anything else… nice principles there Australian). Nor was it Ahmed’s first whoopsies in the cut-and-pastey faux pas. The psychiatrist and columnist Tanveer Ahmed … Continue reading

White Ribbon Australia—and 50 shades of betrayal

White Ribbon Australia—and 50 shades of betrayal

White Ribbon Australia is currently making ‘news’ for all the wrong reasons. First to come to my attention was Clementine Ford’s most brilliant, and word perfect article in Daily Life, titled “White Ribbon Ambassador Tanveer Ahmed’s dangerous message on domestic violence“, in which she expertly exposes Ahmed’s ’emasculation’ and ‘disenfranchisement’ excuses (for male violence) as … Continue reading

Is liberal feminism even feminism any more?

Is liberal feminism even feminism any more?

Firstly, what feminism is: Feminism is a political movement for the emancipation and liberation for all females, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, reproductive status, disability status, etc. Secondly, what feminism is not: Feminism is not a catch-all social justice movement (although sometimes areas that affect women do become highlighted). Feminism is not a social … Continue reading

NAMALT

NAMALT

NAMALT – internet (feminist) shorthand for ‘Not All Men Are Like That’. Yes, it got its own acronym because of its frequent use, particularly in feminist spaces, but also generally, as most reports of some male doing something really bad to females usually go to great pains to ‘other’ the offender from the rest of … Continue reading

‘Honour’, empathy, Nice Guys

‘Honour’, empathy, Nice Guys

There is an unconfirmed report that Farah Dogar, daughter of the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Abdul Hameed Dogar has been murdered by him (or his agents) in what is incorrectly, but commonly, described as an ‘Honour Killing’. I use the term Dishonour Killing, or Luckynkl’s term, Disobedience Killing. Females make up the clear majority … Continue reading