The Language of Dude Feminism

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I’ve always said men shouldn’t think of their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives they should think of themselves. Women are people my friend. Women are people.

The sort of language used to assert men’s dominance over women has a pretty recognizable pattern across the cultural landscape. Men, we are told, are in charge of things because they have something women (supposedly) lack: physical strength, honor, higher cognitive facilities, or the mystique of the male organ itself. Women, sadly “lacking” these qualities, need to be “protected” from the all-consuming lusts of strange men.

This can be spun as noble chivalry, brutal domination, or a playful battle of the sexes, but at the root it’s the same: women are denied the freedoms that men take as a God-given right, assigned subordinate status, and coerced into performative gender roles.

In this dialectic, men’s protective abilities and ravaging urges come from the same place and are both aimed squarely at women. Language, of course, did not create the patriarchy, but language is a powerful method of inscribing the possible, shaping…

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Huffington Post :(

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I really do hate the Huffington Post’s comment section. Really i hate it. I’m a top commenter there and make maybe 15 to 20 comments a day but my profile says my last comment was May 15th at 72 comments.
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Oh and for some reason my long posts get deleted.
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Now you see it.

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Now you don’t!

I try getting help from Huffington Post and get an automated response email. This really is annoying.

End of my very privileged, very first world problem post.

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My name is Morgan. I’m 31 years old. I’m a new blogger. Soon i wont be a single mom any more to my 9 year old son. I’m educated but i’m… low income. I’m bipolar. I’m female. I’m agnostic. Basically i’m everything that’s “wrong” with the world. I’m a socialist!

I believe in human rights… for everyone. Gay, straight, trans, queer, black, white, hispanic, muslim, catholic, atheist, male, female. I believe we all deserve equal rights. I believe that the only way to run the world is to put yourself in the shoes of the person you DON’T want treated as well as yourself. I don’t like conservatives. But i still think they should be allowed to vote and get married. I believe their beliefs are inhuman but they aren’t.

My blog will be me reading the news, posting links to the stories i will be commenting on and, of course, my thought and feelings on those articles. I don’t read conservative websites so all my links will be progressive sites and no i wont get a different source for you. You’re more then welcome to add a link but i may not read it depending on the source.

I know this isn’t the most friendly intro but i’m not always that friendly so it works for me.