Tag: Ranting (feminist)

Pseudonyms are essential online

[Trigger warning for discussions of online and IRL abuse and violence]

The GOP War on Caterpillars

Politics delivered a bizzare insect soundbite this week. A GOP leader was being questioned about policies mandating medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds, limiting access to birth control, and other recent policy initiatives considered anti-woman.  His response?  Priebus rejected […]

Does Google+ hate women?

Ok, that title is way over the top to get your attention.* BUT. I do want to talk about what the “no pseudonyms” policy adopted at G+ means for women, LGBT folk, and civil servants. There […]

A letter to Richard Dawkins from Victims of Sexual Assault.

I have mentioned before that I am a rape survivor.  And that is why I was horrified to see Richard Dawkins display an amazing amount of ignorance and victim-blaming over the last week.  I asked […]

Things do get better, sometimes

I was very excited to see this news this morning: “Christianne Corbett, a senior researcher at the American Association of University Women (AAUW), will be the keynote speaker at Entomology 2011, the 59th Annual Meeting […]

Christian Identity: The scary religion you don’t know about

Sadly, Michigan is home to an awful lot of racist bastards with guns.  The Hutaree group arrested in May 2010 for stockpiling guns and explosives is a pretty good example.  Once again,  Americans were shooting […]

Dear Nintendo:

I want to have a little talk with you about the Wii.  Specifically, the Wii Fit. It’s a cool little thing, don’t get me wrong. Not only am I able to have a quick workout […]

Pest Control: an old metaphor for racism

I happened to stumble across this really horrifying story last week: Last week the Web site UsedWinnipeg.com ran an advertisement headlined “Native Extraction Service” with a photograph of three young Native boys. The service offered […]

Do scientists work too hard?

A recent article in Academe Online had some startling numbers that I had long suspected, but wasn’t able to back up with data until now. Over half of scientists surveyed–regardless of gender–reported they work 50 […]