Louise's Feminist Musings

Notes on feminist news & issues

Rapist With Parental Rights Over Baby of His 14 y.o. Victim

So, if you are a man who wants a child but nobody wants to sleep with you because you are a disgusting pig, then (besides paying for a prostitute’s consent) … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

This Woman Stopped Gunman from Killing School full of Kids by Talking Him Out of It

Antoinette Tuff did not need a gun to protect a school full of kids. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/us/clerk-thwarts-gunman-20-at-atlanta-area-school.html?hp&_r=1& Here’s and excerpt: He was “a young man that was ready to kill anybody that … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Way Men Dress May Be Changing

Look at these men who walked out of the house in wonderfully creative outfits! They dare to look different: not according to the usual rules for men and they dress … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Waarom we allemaal van Mars komen

Interessant boek ‘Waarom we allemaal van Mars komen’ van Cordelia Fine. “Hoe neuroseksisme aan de basis ligt van de verschillen tussen man en vrouw” “Vergeet de mythe dat vrouwen niet … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lose the Baseball Metaphor for Sex

Baseball is about baseball season, competition, ‘scoring’ and specific rules….not things that have anything to do with a great sexual experience. Al Vernacchio explains why it should be traded in … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Policing Pregnancy. Turns Out Wine Is Fine.

I, myself, am not interested in having kids and I can understand that pregnancy is just not a very interesting subject to many people, including many women.  However, what IS … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Am I a Male Feminist? Because I’m Selfish

For all the men out there, especially the ones who claim their rights are violated by feminism: http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/08/08/why_am_i_a_male_feminist_because_i_m_selfish.html

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Are Men Ever Allowed To Say No?

Here’s a great piece about a subject that almost never gets attention: http://myfreedomlounge.com/magazine/read/are-men-ever-allowed-to-say-no_2285.html#comments It also discusses an interesting link between racism and sexism that I (together with other white folks … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lose the Lads Mags!

Here’s news to prove that campaigning really works!: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/23609005 Co-op stores in the UK have put an ultimatum on lads mags, with objectifying pictures of half naked women on their … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

Philosophy: The Case of Colin McGinn

It is difficult to make up one’s mind about something that is so out of reach. The whole story makes me sad. It is worthwhile to read McGinn’s blog. He … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to the White Feminist Community:

Originally posted on Dear white feminists,:
I say this with the greatest respect for feminism and its importance in the world today, and as a (for the most part) white-identified…

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mansplaining

Interesting site: http://mansplained.tumblr.com/ “Academic Men Explain Things to Me Where women recount their experiences of being mansplained, in academia and elsewhere.” “In brief, mansplaining doesn’t mean explaining while male; it … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Are Black Feminists Ignored?

Perhaps they are. http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/07/28/women-of-color-and-feminism-a-history-lesson-and-way-forward/ I myself have never noticed that feminism was torn apart by racism. It is never an issue on any feminist blogs that I read. Maybe that … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oppressed White Male Alert!

Stephen Colbert receives an oppressed white male alert during his show: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/428274/august-01-2013/oppressed-white-male-alert—bob-filner

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment