Feminism

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    Quickies: What About the Men? Edition

    Deeper and Down: Verbal Hygiene for Men, by DEBUK at Language: A Feminist Guide: An interesting response to “what about the men” in relation to language policing, with a focus on patriarchal beliefs about deep voices and masculinity. DNA Testing Means Forced Fatherhood as States Limit Abortion, by Heather Timmons and Annalisa Merelli at Quartz: A look at the inevitable…

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  • Natural Birth Control Options (for People Who Want to Die)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I talk a lot about abortion on this channel because it lies right at the intersection of all the things I feel most strongly about: science, healthcare, pseudoscience, religion, and women’s rights. One point I try to mention whenever…

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    Bad Chart Thursday: “Anatomy” Lesson for Feminists

    Complete, often willful, ignorance of biology is characteristic of the anti-choice forced birth movement, perhaps even more characteristic than religious faith. Yet this ignorance is equally fanciful, imagining fully formed babies inside women (often inside our stomachs, apparently), rape never leading to pregnancy because “the female body has ways to shut the whole thing down,” embryos and fetuses magically feeling…

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  • The Stigma Against Women who Report Sexual Harassment (and Why I’ll Never Have a Normal Job Again)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Getting sexually harassed sucks, but what sucks even more is that that’s only the start of a sucky journey on the suck train to Suck City. This is something many women already understand, because we’ve been through it and…

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  • Why Naomi Wolf Needs to Go Away Forever

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Naomi Wolf is back with a brand new book, and you know what that means! Actually, maybe you don’t — I’m not sure I’ve ever even talked about Naomi Wolf, since it has blessedly been seven years since her…

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    People of Quality Don’t Fear Equality

    I was reading the news on Saturday, when I saw that there was a KKK rally in Indiana. At first, I was completely disgusted. What type of person could possibly be so racist that they would even be in the KKK? And what type of even worse person would think it was a good idea to advertise that racism by…

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    Quickies: North Carolina–Come to Have Your Drink Legally Drugged; Stay to Be Legally Raped!

    North Carolina: Where ‘No’ Doesn’t Mean ‘No’ When It Comes to Rape and Sexual Assault, by Dara Sharif: “Yes, in the year 2019, in North Carolina, once a person consents to sex, there are no backsies. People can’t change their mind. So, depending on the timing and how a date night might progress, ‘no’ doesn’t mean ‘no.'” Sharif quotes an…

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  • In Which I’m Super Angry About The Alabama Abortion Ban

    Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I guess I have to talk about it, because, well, it’s what I do — thanks to 25 white male congressmen and one female governor, Alabama has effectively outlawed abortion. The only exception is if the pregnancy threatens the woman’s life, like if it’s ectopic. There are no other exceptions, including in…

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