Tag Archive: gender

May 23

Why Pornography Matters … Andrea Dworkin

My god, there’s something placard-worthy in every paragraph!!

“Why Pornography Matters to Feminists” from Letters from a War Zone, Andrea Dworkin:

Pornography is a n essential issue because pornography says that women want to be hurt, forced, and abused; pornography says women want to be raped, battered, kidnapped, maimed; pornography says women want to be …

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Sep 05

Macho Music for the Mensa Crowd

Music and men has always been an iffy combination.  If it involves banging on things and making a lot of noise, well, that’s definitely male, on both counts, so being a drummer is okay.  And if it involves plugging something in – that ultimate test which separates the men from, well, from the women – …

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Feb 14

Mr. and Ms.

I’m in this world, okay, and the people identify each other by sex.  All the time.  It’s like ‘Female Person Smith’ and ‘Male Person Brown’ or ‘Person-with-Uterus Smith’ and ‘Person-with-Penis Brown’ – I don’t know the exact translation.  But sex-identity is a mandatory prefix.  They distinguish males from females.  Before they do everything else.  Before …

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