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No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 10:37pm
by Flex
Delightful:
There’s nothing like science for giving that objective, white-coat flavoured legitimacy to your prejudices, so it must have been a great day for Telegraph readers when they came across the headline “Women who dress provocatively more likely to be raped, claim scientists”. Ah, scientists. “Women who drink alcohol, wear short skirts and are outgoing are more likely to be raped, claim scientists at the University of Leicester.” Well there you go. Oddly, though, the title of the press release for the same research was “Promiscuous men more likely to rape”.
But more than that, she told me, every single one of the first four statements made by the Telegraph is a flat, unambiguous, factually incorrect misrepresentation of her findings.

Women who drink alcohol, wear short skirts and are outgoing are more likely to be raped? “We found no evidence that that women who are more outgoing are more likely to be raped, this is completely inaccurate, we found no difference whatsoever. The alcohol thing is also completely wrong: if anything, we found that men reported they were willing to go further with women who are completely sober.”
Link: http://www.badscience.net/2009/07/asking-for-it/

(via Feministe)



Blaming rape victims never gets less fucked up. When you see it happen, it's like a perfect snapshot of everything that's still wrong about gender power relations.

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 10:47pm
by eumaas
Hans-Hermann Hoppe doesn't see a damn thing wrong with the newspaper's assessment.

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 10:50pm
by Flex
eumaas wrote:Hans-Hermann Hoppe doesn't see a damn thing wrong with the newspaper's assessment.
Hoppe is a king among men.*



*That's a killer joke, right there.

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 10:52pm
by eumaas
Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:Hans-Hermann Hoppe doesn't see a damn thing wrong with the newspaper's assessment.
Hoppe is a king among men.*



*That's a killer joke, right there.
Use it on FLL. They'll love you.

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 10:55pm
by Flex
eumaas wrote:
Flex wrote:
eumaas wrote:Hans-Hermann Hoppe doesn't see a damn thing wrong with the newspaper's assessment.
Hoppe is a king among men.*



*That's a killer joke, right there.
Use it on FLL. They'll love you.
I just need to bide my time and slip it in when appropriate

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 13 Jul 2009, 8:54am
by Silent Majority
That's what he said.

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 24 Jul 2009, 2:47pm
by Flex
Wow: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009 ... -babes.ars

That will go well for all involved.

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 24 Jul 2009, 2:49pm
by Wolter
Flex wrote:Wow: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009 ... -babes.ars

That will go well for all involved.
If ever a link deserved a Picard facepalm, it's this one.

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 24 Jul 2009, 2:49pm
by Dr. Medulla
At best, I can say they probably know their customer base. And base is the perfect word.

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 12 Aug 2009, 6:01pm
by Flex
Neat:
"What's women's lib?" begins the headline to a story in Wednesday's NY Daily News. It's an apt question to attach to an article that reveals that 70 percent of Americans believe women should take their husband's name after marriage. Even scarier, no fewer than half of respondents feel it should be a legal requirement. Uh, America? Are you serious?
As for why Americans believe so strongly that women should take their husband's names, well, that's equally depressing. "They told us that women should lose their own identity when they marry and become a part of the man and his family," Hamilton told the Daily News. "This was a reason given by many." Other respondents cited religious reasons or practical considerations.
http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/fea ... index.html

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 12 Aug 2009, 6:14pm
by Dr. Medulla
"The traditions of dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the brain of the living."

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 17 Nov 2009, 12:20am
by Flex
Jeffrey Toobin has an excellent piece on the Stupak Amendment:
The President is pro-choice, and he has signalled some misgivings about the Stupak amendment. But, like many modern pro-choice Democrats, he has worked so hard to be respectful of his opponents on this issue that he sometimes seems to cede them the moral high ground. In his book “The Audacity of Hope,” he describes the “undeniably difficult issue of abortion” and ponders “the middle-aged feminist who still mourns her abortion.” Elsewhere, he announces, “Abortion vexes.” The opponents of abortion aren’t vexed—they are mobilized, focussed, and driven to succeed. The Catholic bishops took the lead in pushing for the Stupak amendment, and they squeezed legislators in a way that would do any K Street lobbyist proud. (One never sees that kind of effort on behalf of other aspects of Catholic teaching, like opposition to the death penalty.) Meanwhile, the pro-choice forces temporized. But, as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg observed not long ago, abortion rights “center on a woman’s autonomy to determine her life’s course, and thus to enjoy equal citizenship stature.” Every diminishment of that right diminishes women. With stakes of such magnitude, it is wise to weigh carefully the difference between compromise and surrender.
(Via Feministe, check out the blog entry for an excellent video too)

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 17 Nov 2009, 1:31am
by Still216
Flex wrote:Jeffrey Toobin has an excellent piece on the Stupak Amendment:
The President is pro-choice, and he has signalled some misgivings about the Stupak amendment. But, like many modern pro-choice Democrats, he has worked so hard to be respectful of his opponents on this issue that he sometimes seems to cede them the moral high ground. In his book “The Audacity of Hope,” he describes the “undeniably difficult issue of abortion” and ponders “the middle-aged feminist who still mourns her abortion.” Elsewhere, he announces, “Abortion vexes.” The opponents of abortion aren’t vexed—they are mobilized, focussed, and driven to succeed.
None of this middling language re: abortion matters to the dedicated anti-abortion political movement. Anything but 100% commitment to their cause is 100% commitment against their cause. No compromise or conflict exhibited in action or speech will change that in the eyes of the true anti-abortion believers. How many self-identifying pro-lifers did Obama win over by writing things like "Abortion vexes" in his book? Zero. Yeah. Is this really that difficult for politicians to figure out?

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 17 Nov 2009, 12:05pm
by JennyB
Still216 wrote:
Flex wrote:Jeffrey Toobin has an excellent piece on the Stupak Amendment:
The President is pro-choice, and he has signalled some misgivings about the Stupak amendment. But, like many modern pro-choice Democrats, he has worked so hard to be respectful of his opponents on this issue that he sometimes seems to cede them the moral high ground. In his book “The Audacity of Hope,” he describes the “undeniably difficult issue of abortion” and ponders “the middle-aged feminist who still mourns her abortion.” Elsewhere, he announces, “Abortion vexes.” The opponents of abortion aren’t vexed—they are mobilized, focussed, and driven to succeed.
None of this middling language re: abortion matters to the dedicated anti-abortion political movement. Anything but 100% commitment to their cause is 100% commitment against their cause. No compromise or conflict exhibited in action or speech will change that in the eyes of the true anti-abortion believers. How many self-identifying pro-lifers did Obama win over by writing things like "Abortion vexes" in his book? Zero. Yeah. Is this really that difficult for politicians to figure out?
I think George Carlin summed the debate up best when he said, "did you ever notice that the people who are against legalized abortion are the people you'd least likely wanna fuck?"

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Posted: 17 Nov 2009, 12:23pm
by Dr. Medulla
JennyB wrote:
Still216 wrote:
Flex wrote:Jeffrey Toobin has an excellent piece on the Stupak Amendment:
The President is pro-choice, and he has signalled some misgivings about the Stupak amendment. But, like many modern pro-choice Democrats, he has worked so hard to be respectful of his opponents on this issue that he sometimes seems to cede them the moral high ground. In his book “The Audacity of Hope,” he describes the “undeniably difficult issue of abortion” and ponders “the middle-aged feminist who still mourns her abortion.” Elsewhere, he announces, “Abortion vexes.” The opponents of abortion aren’t vexed—they are mobilized, focussed, and driven to succeed.
None of this middling language re: abortion matters to the dedicated anti-abortion political movement. Anything but 100% commitment to their cause is 100% commitment against their cause. No compromise or conflict exhibited in action or speech will change that in the eyes of the true anti-abortion believers. How many self-identifying pro-lifers did Obama win over by writing things like "Abortion vexes" in his book? Zero. Yeah. Is this really that difficult for politicians to figure out?
I think George Carlin summed the debate up best when he said, "did you ever notice that the people who are against legalized abortion are the people you'd least likely wanna fuck?"
Another Carlinism re. abortion: "Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers."