The Absence of “No” is Not Enough

For the last week I've been watching the #MeToo movement rise and fall in the media. Women are sharing, in great detail, personal experiences in order to highlight just how pervasive the problem of sexual harassment and assault really is. What I'm also noticing is that men, on the whole, have been largely silent. Now,... Continue Reading →

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A Rock and a Hard Place

Recently a writer tweeted a comment in reaction to a female politician's actions. Women on Twitter correctly pointed out that in their experiences, as actual women, that particular advice 1. Wrongly shifts the burden onto women 2. Doesn't do fuck all 3. Often has the opposite effect 4. Could be downright dangerous Instead of actively... Continue Reading →

Dear World, Don’t Sell My Sons Short

Dear World, Do me a favor, will you? Don't sell my sons short. Let me 'splain. No, no time to 'splain, let me sum up.... You, world, you sell them short each time you assume they're going to act like Neanderthals  simply because they are in possession of testicles and a willy. You do it... Continue Reading →

Dress Codes are like Footloose…for Frocks.

Every time I see an article about how school dress codes infringe upon the rights of girls, I cringe. Not because of the implications of sexism they contain--of course dress codes are sexist--but because I keep wondering when we are going to accept that teenagers are, by biological definition, walking libidos; gangly, ticking sex bombs.... Continue Reading →

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