This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: Reading List

You didn’t think I was going to leave you with all the terrible news without giving you some lighter reading, did you? No worries, I found a ton of cool things for y’all to check out, though that’s not to say you might not have the occasional ragestroke. Come on in for a hefty dose of listicles, smart writing, hilarious satire, and PMag boyfriend Dulé Hill (you know that’s right). (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

I love the new White House PSA in which celebrities talk to men about ending sexual assault on college campuses. I do wish it didn’t fall into the annoying dude feminism trap of “What if it was your sister or daughter?” but mostly because I wish that wasn’t the only way that a lot of guys can relate to women’s issues.


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By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

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Also, this (from the Time article) is equally gold and I want to pin it on my wall:

1. Sexism is a fake idea invented by feminists
2. Sexism happens, but the effect of “reverse sexism” on men is as bad or worse
3. Sexism happens, but the important part is that I personally am not sexist
4. Sexism happens, and I benefit from that whether or not I personally am sexist
5. Sexism happens, I benefit from it, I am unavoidably sexist sometimes because I was socialized that way, and if I want to be anti-sexist I have to be actively working against that socialization.

Bonus: also works for other social justice issues!

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