The ladyblogosphere was shaken to its, well, its something, by Hugo Schwyzer’s announcement that he was quitting the internet.
A few thoughts that we discussed around these parts: many on our editorial team have had really good interactions with Schwyzer. He’s promoted our work a few times and has seemed relatively open to critique. That said, we definitely have issues with his too-often problematic feminism:
- Here’s everything Persephone Magazine has ever written about Hugo Schwyzer.
- First, read Hugo Schwyzer’s interview with NYMag about his resignation. Also read the statement on his blog.
- Flavia Dzodan had little sympathy for Mr. Schwyzer and the blogs who have given him a voice.
- The Guardian‘s take delves into male feminism in general and the problems the movement faces.
- The Frisky talks about the nature of personal essay and the Internet.
- The Gloss has a more sympathetic view of Mr. Schwyzer and calls for those breaking out the popcorn gifs to think twice before feeling satisfied over a man’s mental breakdown.
- Dianna E. Anderson has a chat about redemption narratives and tries to parse out when we should be suspicious of people like Hugo Schwyzer.
And now for something completely different.
Did women kill the humanities? XXFactor
Now THIS is how you advertise a push-up bra (and be friendly to lots and lots of gender identities). Pajiba
Hello Flo, a mail order period-supply company, created an amazing ad that was all over the place last week. And it’s pretty awesome.