By mymymyriah on Dude Text Decoded
@tofuswalkman Basically this. Saw headline, expected funny and maybe even insightful, but...wah-wah.
maybe this kind of gender essentialist post would not be so boring to me if it were funnier or more clever or interesting. i hate to be harsh, but no thx.
Rhythm Has Your Two Hips Moving. There!
I always thought it was weird that dress codes were framed in the context of "girls distracting boys" rather than "this is a quasi-professional environment, or at least a structured one, dress accordingly."
Or to quote my favorite character from my favorite movie, "Please cover your bosoms, Miss Shane. This is a learning institute, not a brothel!"
I think it's interesting to think of the "muchness" manifesting itself the physical body too - as in women feeling the need to make themselves physically smaller, to take up less space and therefore have less physical "muchness".
By rabbitrabbit on Being Maleficent
I will be curious to read your memoir about being raised evangelical, because my first thought about this piece (ripe with references to bible study, girls in skirts, the 16-person baby-carrying van, etc.) was that its focus on an extreme good/evil binary and themes of sin and absolution is pretty biblical! Not sure the answer to allowing women to experience the 'full range of their emotions' is to equate female violence w/male violence, or that downplaying the influence of domestic violence/trauma is the same thing as recognizing female autonomy. Also disagree that society 'refuses to let women have a dark side'; see Eve, the Salem Witch Trials, Fatal Attraction, etc., etc.
@Lisa Frank Taking a dickshaw home.
By and it's not even my birthday on Courtney Love: "You have to really get my attention if you're male. I can't help it. It's part of my nature"
Did Feminism really write this letter? If not, that would be very misleading.
THANK YOU for saying what many of us have avoided saying in our acquaintances' Facebook comments.