A Letter to Decent Men: Let’s Talk About Physical Arrogance

Dear Men,

Dear Decent Men,

This is not a letter to misogynists or selfish jerks, who aren’t going to pay attention to what I have to say anyway. It’s a letter to good, decent men who might not realize that they’re doing something that really frustrates a lot of women in their lives. It’s a letter to ask you to please start being more aware of your body and stop forcing it into other people’s personal space — especially women’s personal space. Continue reading

This Week in Misogyny: In Which I Say “Fuck” a Lot

Looks like Wisconsin, Virginia, Texas, and Louisiana are in a fight to see which one can be the shittiest this week. (No disrespect to the rational people of those states, only sympathy.) Sweden of all places might have them beat, though! Let’s get down to the nitty gritty, shall we? (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Continue reading

This Week in Misogyny

Mercifully, there wasn’t a lot of news this week, though Reddit continues to be terrible and Pat Robertson proved once again what a moron he is. However, I’ve got a ton of good posts from elsewhere on the internet for y’all to read, on topics ranging from Gisele Bündchen’s breastfeeding controversy to progressives who still have misogynist attitudes. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Continue reading

Tell Someone “No,” Get Called a “Whore”

Last week, the scientist behind the great blog The Urban Scientist , DNLee, was approached by Biology Online for a once a month, unpaid writing gig. When she turned it down, the response from one of the site’s editors was — let’s just call it “unbelievable.” But to add injury to an insult, when she wrote about the experience on her blog, which is hosted by Scientific American, SA pulled the story. Isis the Scientist has been covering the story since it happened and looked into the situation with SA. She has interesting things to say about the mysterious disappearing blog post. But more importantly, as a friend of DNLee, she also has the text of the missing post. DNLee has given her permission to have her words reproduced and reblogged via Isis the Scientist. What follows is her account of the Biology Online interaction: Continue reading