Jan. 15th, 2012

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So, I've built up quite an archive with news articles and blog entries that are quite interesting to read. I'm going to place a few that have content that could be triggering behind a cut (particularly one that discusses a study that examined whether or not people could tell the difference between what a men's magazine writes and the statements made by rapists). That one might be particularly upsetting if you're a rape survivor.

Margaret Cho Rightfully Loses Her Shit
Margaret Cho posted pictures of her new tattoo on her butt. The response was overwhelmingly positive, but two people reacted negatively and she lost her shit on them. As a former bullying victim, I say that she rightfully did. It's not okay to go after people and say derogatory things about them online. You're not as anonymous as you think.

Confessions of a Recovering Homophobe
Maybe a little too short. It would have been more interesting to read the process to come to the end. I recommend following the link to LetLoveReign.org. The images are beautiful.

Schrödinger's rapist or a guy's guide to approaching strange women without being maced
This one is quite old and most of you probably has read it before, but it should be read often. It should be obligatory reading. I wonder if men are aware of just how creepy they can be when they approach women? Or maybe I just have the worst luck in the world and get the all creeps.

Can a Man Be a Feminist? My Personal Journey into Male Feminism
"I can know about it [feminism], I can practice it, and I can live it every single day, but the fact of the matter is that feminism is going to be different for men and women, and men will never understand how important feminism is in the same way a woman would."

A Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy"
About emotional manipulation.

TW rape )


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