patriarchy

  • Activism
    Smash the Patriarchy

    Smash the Patriarchy – A Painting Nine Years in the Making

    This was originally posted on my Patreon. Please consider pledging $1 to me there to help me keep making art. Or, if you are a billionaire, please pledge approximately 1 million dollars. I appreciate the support. Below, is a big 3 foot by 4 foot acrylic on canvas painting that I started in 2010. I finished it yesterday. Originally, this…

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  • Featured

    Your Phrase Is Problematic

    I’ve got bad news for you. That celebrity whose style you adore? Said something super shitty. That politician whose quotes you will never not share on social media? Voted for some things you might not agree with. That show host you love is friends with this asshole. In fact, your friends are problematic too. So are your loved ones. You…

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  • Feminism
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    How Feminists Can Do More to Fight Toxic Masculinity

    @AbsurdistWords had some powerful things to say on Twitter on Thursday about toxic masculinity and the ways we rob men of healthy tools for processing and expressing emotion. (I highly encourage everyone to read his TL for some great insights; the conversation was storified here.) While he’s right to say that men need to fight this cultural norm from within,…

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  • Random Asides
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    Bad Chart Thursday: Misandry, Matriarchy, and More

    If misogyny and misandry were forced to make small talk, would they find they have anything in common? Both are gender related, sure. Oh, and they have the same prefix! But then . . . awkward silence, at best. Or maybe they’d get along famously, like a little boy and his imaginary friend, the one he pretends to be battling…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: July 21-July 27 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! I have exciting news. We’ve added a new Skepchick site! Well, OK. It has been around for a bit, but now it’s better! Let me re-introduce Skepchick Events! They aren’t just about promotional posts anymore. They live blog events and publish some kick ass interviews, so you should totally start checking them out on the reg. Teen Skepchick The…

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  • Quiverfull of Sexist Bastards

    Kathryn Joyce has just published a book called Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement, about a growing movement among Christians in the Southern US. The name Quiverfull comes from Psalm 127: “Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They shall not be put…

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