Tag Archives: feminism

The Homely Gangsters Episode 7

Are men just women with dangly bits? Why is there more pressure on women to make families and more pressure on men to succeed in their careers? Can we blame it all on the white man? Is it the work of the Illuminati? Would the world explode if we talked about gender politics without foaming […]

Bad Man, Funny Girl

  “Is there a Mr. Patriarchy S. Infantalizer in the waiting room?” research assistant Jamie Jayne asked. “I want to make sure I have the name right.” “That’s me, but you can just call me Patriarchy.” “It’s so nice of you to join us all the way from the 19th century, Patriarchy. I’m very grateful […]

Decision Time

When second wave feminists argue for near absolute sameness between men and women – psychological, sexual, physical – they run headlong into a simple yet distressing question. What is a woman?

The House Husband

I really recommend you watch this video, but if you don’t want to, I’ll summarize for your convenience. The location is France, the protagonist is a house husband who, in the course of his day, gets crudely hit upon by a hobo chick, sorta-raped by a gang of feral women and diminished by his sexist […]

Excerpt from Brief Interviews With Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace

‘Alls I’m – or think about the Holocaust. Was the Holocaust a good thing? No way. Does anybody think it was good it happened: no way. But did you ever read Victor Frankl? Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning? It’s a great, great book. Frankl was in a camp in the Holocaust and the book comes out […]

An Open Letter to Sinead O’Connor

Dear Sinead, First of all, I would like you to know I think the attacks Miley Cyrus launched at you were unfair. I don’t know if I’d be as open as you are about potentially embarrassing psychological problems but, honestly, it’s probably a good thing you aren’t ashamed – I’m sure you are an inspiration […]