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Sharing the love

Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the internet this week. Not much as it turned out… the Lady Gardeners are all a little under the weather at present.

Someone asked Coley is there’s a legitimate place for gender activism focusing on men. Her answer? A qualified yes.

Kate attended a Transit of Venus forum, and loved it, but nevertheless found some of the language and groupings disturbing: Big sky stargazing.

I’ve (Deb) had it said to me, seriously, that yes, women get abused on blogs, but sometimes the worst abuse is handed out by feminists on feminist blogs. I’m still a little gobsmacked by that. (I was going to write, fuck that shit, but that’s just a bit too out there for me.) Really, the abuse that gets handed out to women is astoundingly awful. Should you not believe this, then read this story in The New Statesman: Dear the Internet, this is why you can’t have anything nice. And check out the original post where there is a screen cap of just some of the vicious comments that were made when a women dared to suggest that there might be misogyistic tropes in video games: Harassment, Misogyny and Silencing on YouTube.

And to see a comic strip that captures my frustration with all the reasonable dudes who just want to say really, it happens to men too and it’s just commonsense to stay in at night and really, what’s your problem, pop on over to Kate or Die’s webcomic on Tumblr. A small extract from the comic, just to get you started. Click on the picture to go through to the whole thing.

Right. I’m (Deb) going to take my grumpy self off for the Saturday morning music lessons, supermarket and sports runaround. Have a nice day! Feel free to add links in comments, and to treat this as an open thread.

One response to “Sharing the love

  1. Draco T Bastard (@DracoTBastard) June 16, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Someone asked Coley is there’s a legitimate place for gender activism focusing on men. Her answer? A qualified yes.

    Yeah, seems to be qualified to just so long as the men don’t stop feeling guilty about what happens to women. I read it several times and that is the message I’m getting from it.

    This is the type of double standards we’re talking about here:

    One of the most frustrating things about being the target of a stalker is the double standards that are applied. If a middle-aged woman opts to stalk a guy this is often the subject of humour. Think of Patty and Selma on ‘The Simpsons’. I still get the ‘you must be flattered’ kind of reactions from some.

    Yeah, flattered because, you know, women are just gods gift to men.

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