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Kara's Kanny Konjectures, with added alliteration


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What’s in a name?

Another incisive blog by Kat Haché.

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Why the new Men’s rights movement fails.

Rachel Johnson

The men’s rights movement is nothing new. Once women formed the women’s suffrage movement, men began to rally against them. When the two movements first formed, women were not allowed to vote, own property, have custody of their children, work in any significant jobs, or be educated equally to men.

The counter development of the men’s rights movement was to force women to leave their forward thinking, and force them back into the home, and give men all the power over them. Suddenly, men felt like the victims, because they could no longer force their wives to cook, have sex, take care of the home and be silent and property.

Since then society has come a long way, and while it would be true to say that some things have changed for the worse, for men, it would never be true to say that men have always been oppressed.

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I love browsing Stavvers’ collection of articles every week! Always something interesting or quirky.

Another angry woman

pretty-jelly-fish It’s that time of the week again. I’ve added a picture of a jellyfish today, because well done to jellyfishes.

Exclusive: Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is “running a slave empire” (Josh Eidelson)- Read all about why Alabama prisoners are going on strike.

Words Don’t Burn, but Bodies Do (aiofeschatology)- Beautiful essay on slurs.

The complex issue of looking like a fake when I get up and walk (latent existence)- Really important piece on everyday disablism.

50 Shades of Grey or Contemporary Christian Music Lyrics? A Quiz (Homeschoolers Anonymous)- A surprisingly challenging quiz. I got 4.

Reviewing through the Time Machine: Remembering Margaret Cavendish (Rhube)- Margaret Cavendish invented science fiction. Let’s remember her.

The Woman Who (Maybe) Struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (Tony Horwitz)- An interesting bit of mostly forgotten sport history.

White Britain, Now Will You Listen? (Sam Ambreen)- Sam ponders racism in the UK.

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Things I read this week that I found interesting

Another angry woman

Hi everyone! I read things, and I share them because they’re interesting.

Female bodies: A weighty issue (Foz Meadows)- An excellent evidence-based analysis on what “overweight” means and how that category is mostly a nonsense.

8 Accounts of Black People Being Used As Guinea Pigs (K. Abel)- A horrifying bit of recent history.

You Are Too Much (Hannah Black)- Starting with the Over Attached Girlfriend meme.

Mental health: why we’re all sick under neoliberalism (Ray Filar)- Ray examines how the way society is structured contributes to mental illness.

Male Privilege on Muslim twitter (AniqahC)- A social experiment from women of colour.

Our Willow, Ourselves (Lindsay King-Miller)- Presenting an alternate perspective on the character from Buffy, which is rather sweet.

Brixton Fairies: Made Possible By Squatting– A short documentary on the role of squatters in radical queer movement.

If privileged women were as likely to do survival sex work…

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