Sticks and Stones

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

What an awful lie. It makes me wonder who started it.

Someone for whom words have no meaning? Someone who, therefore, says whatever will achieve the desired effect, regardless of the truth of the matter?

Someone who has few words? Someone for whom, therefore, words have limited expressive value?

A man?

WE’RE overly emotional, irrational, and angry. Right.

“It’s funny to me, because of how often I’ve been called overly emotional, irrational, and angry for my feminist writings. But you know what’s interesting? I’ve never threatened to physically harm anyone. I’ve never sent a death threat, not once.” http://www.notsorryfeminism.com/

“If my wife will let me.”

“If my wife will let me.” That’s what Richard Branson said when he was asked whether he’d go to Mars. “It may be a one-way trip…. So maybe I’ll wait till the last ten years of my life, and then maybe go, if my wife will let me” (Klein, This Changes Everything, p.288). Does he really think no one will notice how inauthentic he was being? He’s one of the most powerful men in the world. He doesn’t need anyone’s permission for anything.

On top of that, he won’t take her?

And on top of that, she doesn’t have a name? (I’m surprised he didn’t say ‘the wife’ rather than ‘my wife’—to underscore his view that women are all just so interchangeable.)

It’s tiresome.

Wife/girlfriend as Mom. So the man can continue to be a child, just one of the boys.

Wife/girlfriend as authority. See, I’m not sexist, women have the real power.

Even from our most intelligent, most capable, men.

So very tiresome.

You should do something about that.

Imagine a collage of male body parts (of living men, that is — just now their whole selves), each with one of the following captions:

Your legs are too hairy. You should do something about that.

Your hair’s too thin. You should do something about that.

Your butt droops. You should do something about that.

You have no cheekbones. You should do something about that.

You have no hips. You should do something about that.

Your balls are lopsided. You should do something about that.

Smile.

Your butt’s too small. You should do something about that.

Your hair is too curly. You should do something about that.

Your ankles are too thick. You should do something about that.

Your hips are too broad. You should do something about that.

Your shoulders are too narrow. You should do something about that.

Smile.

Your butt’s too big. You should do something about that.

Your shoulders are too broad. You should do something about that.

Your balls are too hairy. You should do something about that.

Your hair is limp. You should do something about that.

Your legs have no shape. You should do something about that.

Smile.

Your toes are too fat. You should do something about that.

Your thighs are too thin. You should do something about that.

Your hair isn’t a good colour. You should do something about that.

Smile.

Women’s Soccer Team Paid 4X less than Men’s Team DESPITE …

ESPN reports acknowledge that although the U. S. women’s soccer team generates almost $20 million more revenue than the men’s team, the women are paid almost four times less.

Source here.

re cathartic value of porn

re cathartic value of porn:
“Does social work for the child-batterer consist of showing them pictures of parents torturing the children, with the children appearing to enjoy it — as a preventative measure?”
from Masterpieces, Sara Daniels

“So while white male US scientists can’t seem to figure out…”

“So while white male US scientists can’t seem to figure out alternative energy at all but these three girls converted pee into electricity.” Love it. Read the whole thing here:

http://www.notsorryfeminism.com/2014/08/amazing-girls-of-color20.html

The Default Male

“Why the Default Male is Not Just Annoying, But Also Harmful”

check it out at
http://cratesandribbons.com/2013/01/27/why-the-default-male-is-not-just-annoying-but-also-harmful/#comment-124981

Why Women are Leaving Law Firms

“Here’s my theory: women aren’t leaving law firms at an abnormal rate. They’re leaving law firms at a perfectly rational and normal rate. It’s men who are staying in law firms at an abnormal rate. Women aren’t the faulty outliers; men are.

“When you look at the situation that way, a lot of things start to make sense. Women who enter law firms quickly and accurately diagnose that these are amateurish organizations that employ archaic workflow systems, inept pricing mechanisms, skewed compensation structures, and largely ineffective management, not to mention a whole lotta personal dysfunction. The typical contemporary law firm is nobody’s idea of a good business model, a satisfying workplace, or a solid bet for long-term future success. It shouldn’t surprise us that women abandon this model in droves. The question we ought to be asking ourselves is, why are men sticking with it in greater numbers than should rationally be expected?”

Jordan Furlong

http://www.law21.ca/2013/02/why-women-leave-law-firms-and-when-theyll-return/

The Hawkeye Initiative – Go Take a Look NOW!

http://thehawkeyeinitiative.com/

This is the best thing I’ve discovered in a LONG time. Hopefully millions will discover it and maybe, just maybe, men will begin to ‘get it’.

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