Tag: feminism

Just Admit That You Hate Fat People – Katy Preen – Medium

Just Admit That You Hate Fat People – Katy Preen – Medium

Some time ago I wrote about the supposed balance between public health messages and fat acceptance. I say it’s a supposed balance because the two things aren’t actually at odds with each other. But, as happens so often, this argument has reared its monstrously ugly head again and we need to address it.

FEMINIST CATFIGHT: TRANS* RIGHTS VS. MALE PRIVILEGE

FEMINIST CATFIGHT: TRANS* RIGHTS VS. MALE PRIVILEGE

Meow! Controversial “debates” abound this week with the argument (mainly from radical feminists) that trans women can’t be “real” women because they experienced male privilege while growing up. First off, this is a complete non-argument; it’s like saying I can’t identify as disabled because I was healthy up until my teens, or because I had a…

MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL, OR IT WILL BE…

MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL, OR IT WILL BE…

BULLSHIT. That’s right, if it ain’t inclusive, then it ain’t equal. Intersectional feminism strives for equality for all genders, recognising that while gender oppression is a huge factor in an unequal society, it is also more complicated than that alone. There are numerous other influences that are oppressive in their own way, or that combine…

SELF-WORTH

SELF-WORTH

This isn’t a confidence-boosting, self-help load of waffle. This is actually about something totally wrong-headed I heard from an acquaintance with, uh, clearly different aspirations to me. More than a difference of opinion, this is about some seriously harmful and life-limiting stereotypes that are still with us even in the 21st Century.

WHAT ABOUT THE MEN PART 2: MASCULINITY & MISOGYNY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

WHAT ABOUT THE MEN PART 2: MASCULINITY & MISOGYNY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Masculinity and Misogyny in the Digital Age – Ditch the Label Always one to look out for reasons to demonstrate why men need feminism too (because apparently gender equality is only worth men’s time if you can link it to direct personal benefits ::eye roll:: ), I found an interesting paper on attitudes towards masculinity…

WHAT ABOUT THE MEN? PART 1: INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY – 19th NOVEMBER

WHAT ABOUT THE MEN? PART 1: INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY – 19th NOVEMBER

I’d hoped to get writing my “What about the men?” series a lot sooner than this, but I figured that International Men’s Day would be a suitable place to start. Or as I like to call it, “International where-are-all-the-dudes-who-were-asking-about-international-men’s-day-on-international-women’s-day Day”. It’s the same every International Women’s Day (which is 8th March) – all the Neanderthals congregate…

KARMA

KARMA

The recent comments by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on women’s ‘superpowers’ remind me of being taken on for my last engineering role. With great expectations of managing my own team and making the important decisions, I got put on a dead-end project, with incredibly unchallenging work, no respect or status, and no prospects for progression…