UVA: Pushing Back On The Pushback

Ari Schulman goes after Rich Bradley’s querying of the UVA gang-rape story: Bradley also gets wrong numerous details of the Rolling Stone article itself: who was and wasn’t interviewed; the claim that all of Jackie’s friends discouraged her from going to the hospital; Jackie’s ostensible lack of identity; Jackie’s inability to identify the perpetrators. He … Continue reading UVA: Pushing Back On The Pushback

My “Scorn Of Feminism” Ctd

Below is a bunch of reader commentary of the Dish’s recent coverage of gender-based debates like gamergate, catcalling, affirmative consent, and others. A dissenter gets the last word on #shirtstorm: You have a tendency to hate Internet mobs even when they’re right. Matt Taylor’s shirt was staggeringly inappropriate for a professional workplace, particularly when he’s … Continue reading My “Scorn Of Feminism” Ctd

A Pro-Life Election? Ctd

Iowa, support @JoniErnst, proven #prolife leader. #iasen pic.twitter.com/XwLN40ZRma — Susan B Anthony List (@SBAList) June 2, 2014 I’m proud to be pro-life and to have the endorsements of pro-life organizations: http://t.co/QlhsucFltw #utpol #tcot — Mia Love (@MiaBLove) November 3, 2014 NY Congresswoman @EliseStefanik: “I will continue to be a strong advocate for women, & fight … Continue reading A Pro-Life Election? Ctd

To Have And To Put On Hold

The proportion of unmarried Americans has reached an all-time high, according to a new Pew report. Clare Cain Miller looks at a major reason why: Though marriage was once a steppingstone to economic stability, young adults now see financial stability as a prerequisite for marriage. More than a quarter of those who say they want to marry … Continue reading To Have And To Put On Hold

“Uber For My Uterus”

That’s what Kat Stoeffel calls a new program from Planned Parenthood. Marcotte explains: Now, patients in Minnesota and Washington will be able to talk to a nurse online and even get their birth control medication mailed to them at home in an unmarked package. In October, the program will be expanded to STI consultation, and even mail-order medications … Continue reading “Uber For My Uterus”

Feminism Meets Occupy Wall Street

Rachel Hills profiles feminist writer Laurie Penny, author of Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution: [Penny] is skeptical of attempts to take the bite out of the gender equality movement. “I think the whole question [of rebranding feminism] is very indicative of how threatening a lot of people find feminism and gender liberation in general,” she says. “My … Continue reading Feminism Meets Occupy Wall Street

The Short Shrift

by Phoebe Maltz Bovy Alice Robb flags some research that says short men make better boyfriends and husbands: [A] preliminary new study suggests that shorter men might actually make better partners: They do a greater share of housework, earn a greater proportion of household income, and are less likely than their taller peers to get divorced. In a … Continue reading The Short Shrift

Separate Rules For Sexual Assault

Kat Stoeffel explains why colleges have such a poor track record when it comes to handling rape cases: Title IX requires administrators to exercise their power to remove sexual offenders from the environment – temporarily, permanently, until the accuser graduates — even if the accused wouldn’t be found guilty in a criminal court. That’s explicit: In a 2011 … Continue reading Separate Rules For Sexual Assault

Thin Skin Deep

As summer-camp season approaches, Alyson Krueger reports from Eden Village, a Jewish organic farming program that has a “no-body-talk” rule for kids: “The specific rule is while at camp, we take a break from mentioning physical appearance, including clothing,” said Vivian Stadlin, who founded the camp six years ago with her husband, Yoni Stadlin. “And it’s about myself … Continue reading Thin Skin Deep

Why Pull The Trigger? Ctd

by Patrick Appel Trigger warnings are in the news again. Dan Savage’s objection to them: Here’s what has always annoyed me about trigger warnings—even when they’re being used for their original purpose, i.e. to warn rape victims about content that discusses rape and not to warn morons about Shylock: Someone who uses a trigger warning before writing about rape or … Continue reading Why Pull The Trigger? Ctd