while I agree that they do look stunning and ageless, I would love to see "aged" not as the opposite to beautiful, but just another expression of beauty. E.g. the character Jean Milburn, played by Gillian Anderson, is a great example of "aged" beauty
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I have an anthology of feminist essays written men called Men Speak Out. There’s an essay in there by a youth pastor writing about his experience with boys who, even though they are liberal minded, are complacent with anti-feminist/sexist talk among peers. He talks about ways to overcome this pressure and open a dialogue with friends. This anthology has another essays on topics like sex and gender—could be a good resource for you if you can find a copy.
Edit: here’s where to find the book, my bad
I bought these 3/4 length leggings and these full length leggings. I love them both. Each pair has 2 large side pockets (can fit a large smartphone, sunglasses, or a small wallet) and a smaller zippered back pocket (big enough for car keys or credit cards/ids). I will say that neither pair is thermal, so if you need something to keep warm they might not be the best choice.
I assume it's a play on the old phrase "Behind every successful man, is a women".
I know, for myself, I had a lot of very patient people explaining stuff to me -- and still do.
Looking through the links, I seriously doubt they have anything. And even if they somehow did, what she's doing is noble enough to survive that sort of bull****.
This is just a pathetic cry for attention.
Edit: Huh. Apparently the truth is stranger than fiction. This is the first time I've seen any company pretending to be 4chan. Especially for character assassination. Seriously?
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Link for anyone that wants to help report this bullshit
I understand why you'd feel like that. The largest reader base (70%) is male and they're enjoying a tyranny of the majority.
Also worth googling is women’s second shift. It focuses on how labor isn’t divided equally in a marriage. Women take on not only more chores, but daily chores (dinner, cleaning, child care), while men tend to take weekly chores (mowing the lawn, taking out the trash). Not to mention they wind up maintaining their husband and children’s social calendar in addition to their own.
Career wise, women are in danger of losing their careers and not doing well in interviews when they reveal to be engaged/married. Men get pay boosts when engaged married. Women are expected to abandon/sacrifice their careers for their family while men aren’t.
The list goes on.
But that book and that term second shift are a great place to start
This whole ordeal is reminding me more and more of a book I read last year (not Handmaid's Tale, although that one isn't far behind) called The Age of the Child by Kristen Tsetsi. It's a near-future America where all abortion and birth control has been banned in the name of prioritizing children over everything. Nearly every terrible thing in this post was mentioned, plus angry parents leaving babies on politicians' doorsteps en masse.
At the time I read it, I considered an abortion ban possible, but I thought surely politicians wouldn't come after our birth control as well, would they?? And yet, here we are.
Amazon link if anyone is interested: The Age of the Child https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077CRQFX4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_zMQ7Cb9Y6THXQ
Even in saying that check out this article:
Apparently it's much less work than described.
Yes. From your downvotes. It's not anti-woman. It's anti-rude-and-complaining-woman. We have all kinds of words in English that are gendered without any valuation placed on that. Just because it's also insulting doesn't mean it's misogynistic. It's been used since 1400, earlier if you count the Norse version, so I don't think you're going to have much of an impact on its usage.
Sure it's regarding their "One Child" policy. It's had lots of interesting unexpected side effects.
National Geographic did a documentary about it: http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/chinas_lost_girls#!
"Women Don't Owe You Pretty," by Florence Given is a fun intro to feminism book that touches on a lot of the things you bring up here. It helped me a lot with my self-esteem and helped me identify why I feel the need to conform to societal beauty standards like shaving and make-up. I recommend you give it a read!
>Once you account for the 20 some-odd factors that influence pay that have nothing to do with gender/race/religion/etc, the pay gap is negligible to non-existent.
Oh, look at that; an MRA who's full of shit.
Female: early 14c., from O.Fr. femelle (12c.) "woman, female," from M.L. femella "a female," from L. femella "young female, girl," dim. of femina "woman" (see feminine). Sense extended in V.L. from humans to female of other animals. Spelling altered late 14c. <strong>on mistaken parallel of male</strong>. As an adjective, from early 14c. Reference to sockets, etc., is from 1660s.
Woman: late O.E. wimman (pl. wimmen), lit. "woman-man," alteration of wifman (pl. wifmen), a compound of wif "woman" (see wife) + man "human being" (in Old English used in reference to both sexes; see man (n.)). Cf. Du. vrouwmens "wife," lit. "woman-man."
Better. Comes from a word meaning woman-man, oddly enough.
Literally so well known that evidence isn't needed.
I don't think anyone ever suggested we ignore the men affected? It's a gendered issue because 85% of domestic abuse victims are female (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/domestic-violence-statistics_n_5959776).
But the legislation of course helps ALL domestic abuse victims.
Broad statements are made all the time, its how communication works, especially given we are currently discussing a topic revolving around the problem of MEN assaulting women. A similar argument would be "not all policeg when discussing Ferguson. Yes we all know that not all police, not all men are the problem, and even that most are decent people. But its pedantic to insist on doing verbal gymnastics to make sure that no one is offended.
"Not all men" is primarily a derailment tactic, taking focus away from the issue at hand. It doesnt contribute anything.
Some people would say so. There's a difference between a numerical minority and a sociological minority, as explained here, although they're not specifically talking about gender.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart also covered this story in their opening segment last night. Here is the link from Hulu with the commentary.
My favorite part is when Samantha Bee says (satirically of course) "Just like feminist hate men by assuming they can be something other than pre-historic rape machines."
"Just because someone is a convicted felon doesn't mean they're a bad person".
-Rep. Michael Lawlor, in promotion of the registry.
I find this a bit confusing. Is society bettered if anyone can access the violent criminal history of anyone they meet, within seconds? The person promoting the law is suggests that it will destigmatize violent convictions, because they are so prevalent. Is that the purpose of the family? Thoughts are welcome.
Scott Adams had a bizarre MRA-related flameout/sock puppet meltdown that got him banned from metafilter a few years ago. He's a douche, and by that I mean that he's COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY AND BAD FOR WOMEN.
It might interest you to know, then, that many major feminist organizations, including NOW, opposed no-fault divorce for precisely the reasons I mentioned (at least in New York, where I live).
Decline in living for women following a divorce: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:z4buxd59dyEJ:www.jeremyfreese.com/docs/Peterson-Weitzman-Peterson%2520-%2520FullASRDebate.pdf+women%27s+standard+of+living+goes+down+after+divorce&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESiTxk4P...
Not as significant as previously thought, but still a problem. I know this doesn't directly address alimony, but it's the only link I still have bookmarked - I can go back and find more, but it will take more time. Still, I think the fact that women, on average, experience a decline in living even with alimony, while men experience (again, on average) an increase is significant.
All those numbers tell us is that fathers often don't have custody of their children. It doesn't tell us if they wanted custody, if they were the primary caregiver before divorce, if they had a strong bond with their child, or if they had any other factors that made them a good (or bad) choice for custody.
91% of custody arrangements are made without court intervention, which suggests that for whatever reason (desire, relationship, other life factors) BOTH parents think it's better to give primary custody to the mom.
Should fathers without visitation (which is almost always because it is unsafe for the children, not some kind of institutional sexism) not have to support their kid? It's still their kid.
Child support is typically determined by a) who financially supported the child before (aka a couple with a stay at home mom and an executive dad isn't going to expect mom to somehow come up with the money to afford their NYC mortgage and private school tuition) and b) who spends more time caring for the kids. It makes sense that more women receive child support because more women have primary custody.
That is a huge topic to get in to, and unfortunately a) being at work and b) being behind on my work today, I'm not in a position to get in to the depths of. I can quickly say, all four women I spoke to are currently married. I do believe it quite possible that their mental calculations/feelings around things like what they wear and how much they drink are potentially different given they are likely to be with their husbands in those situations. They are all also over the age of 35.
To summarise my original point/question on the subject (of the hashtag):
It's not that there's less men, it's just that there's less men with any money who are also childfree and heterosexual. It's just that there are less ideal men.
Nothing else matters, you'd better marry a rich man
"I'm gonna be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is my real quest, to train them is my cause..."
>Mind pointing me to where in the song it is implied they escaped the justice system, in a manner that would justify your portrayal as a commentary on that matter?
It's in the rest of the musical/movie, the song is part of a musical (and later movie) titled Chicago, the song isn't a stand alone thing.
I remain curious, what exactly is your view on entertainment? Is it possible for an entertainment to involve the fictional depiction of something you disapprove of without you also disapproving of that entertainment and people who like it?
Do you take the position that entertainment must be explicitly pro-feminist to be valid? That it's forbidden for a feminist, like me, to enjoy entertainment that not only is not explicitly pro-feminist but sometimes entertainment (such as James Bond) which is rather anti-feminist?
>Mind citing some?
Reviews for the movie adaptation of Chicago were overwhelmingly positive. http://www.metacritic.com/movie/chicago
Finding reviews for the original Broadway version is somewhat difficult, it was released in 1975 after all. But recent re-releases have generally also been met with positive reviews.
Generally reviewers of musicals don't review the individual songs so, to the best of my knowledge, there are no reviews (positive or otherwise) for Cell Block Tango.
It's gendered in the sense that it means different things when you use it for a man than when you use it for a woman.
That being said- I saw this meme (there's no way I'd ever be able to track it down so I just recreated it. Sorry.) and on the face of it, it makes a lot of sense.
Though it was first used to refer to women being assholes and men being sissies in the 1930's.
...there comes a point when you look at the mountain of your useless knowledge you've accumulated and realize you need to reassess your life...
>I don't understand how you think obesity rates are linked to a glorification of overweight bodies. A person trying to gain weight is almost unheard of outside body building, or ED recovery.
feeder and feedee communities have been increasing quite abit lately. where person intentionally gain weight "feedee" by someone who finds it either empowering or sexually arousing "feeder".
in fact, there is are several groups on tumblr, reddit, even 4chan sister sites that have seen an increase in pages dedicated to this kind of activity.
> "But for doing the same job, women earn 94 cents to the dollar as men"
And they never actually do the math, 6% of let's say $50,000 yearly salary is $3,000, that's 250$ a month - and that can cover monthly mortgage, for example.
> literally millions of people go on 4chan, it isn't that small of a percentage.
And there are literally billions of people in the world.
It is way less than .001% of the population.
According to Quantcast, 4chan sees about 3.7 million people a month. Even if we're generous and say it's 4 million a month, and even if we're generous and say it's different people every month, that's, at most, 48 million people in the past year.
There's a little over 7 million people in the world. I'll wait for you to do the math.
And that's just the people who visit the website. Cut out the people who visit once or twice and never come back, and the number shrinks. Cut out the people on the boards that are not major users of the *fag slurs (because remember, different boards have different cultures), and the number shrinks more.
Police that weren't started as slave hunters started off as union busters and hired thugs for rich people to protect their stuff. Around the time of Reconstruction these two forces became one and started doing both.
For more on this, read: The End of Policing
People who support equal legal rights for men are unhappy because the free contraceptive mandate of the ACA explicitly excludes all forms of male birth control:
"Plans aren’t required to cover drugs to induce abortions and services for male reproductive capacity, like vasectomies." -- HealthCare.gov
>If someone is silly enough to mistake misandry for feminism
A lot of self-proclaimed feminists are misandric. The current 3rd wave feminism is full of hatred, as well as sexism towards men and racism towards Caucasians. Unfortunately a lot of groups suffer because of the radical minority.
I have no idea how to solve this issue but as long as some people of this movement treat me like a racist/rapist although I am neither I won't support them.
>Same as when you would condemn Islam as a hate religion because of ISIS
The Islam is a bad example, since it actually is full of hatred. The Qur'an condemns infidels and even a lot of moderate muslims perceive them as inferior.
Well, it's not an absolute defense, as expected of course. At least on Android devices, it can be bypassed by accessing temporary files, or by pressing home and the power button.
Oh cool, so you're a vegan who strongly and publicly decries the meat industry? Or are you a hypocrite?
Animal Farming: 150 BILLION land animal deaths per year. 150 million animals PER DAY. Include fish, and it's 3 billion PER DAY. Animals undeniably have greater ability to feel pain than a fetus. Source
Abortions: 50 million deaths per year. 125,000 per day. Source
Oh cool, so you're a vegan? Or are you a hypocrite?
>Even if Minaj used hyperbole more often, that still doesn't mean that such a cultural act doesn't influence, that her speech does not help reinforce negative ideas.
I never said it doesn't.
>I also call into question your claim that some fans should and do get a certain meaning out of their music, while another group of fans should not and do not get meaning out of their preferred music.
I don't think that it splits along those lines so much as it is that an individual derives more meaning from some music than others. The number of people whose lives were affected by Imagine and the number of people whose lives were affected by Yellow Submarine are probably not anywhere close to one another, even though about the same number of people heard them.
There was a lengthy discussion regarding the topic on MetaFilter. I found many of the comments to be insightful, including the following from FelliniBlank
>Really -- can we remember the specific context here? In her panel presentation, she talked about the kinds of responses (negative and positive) she gets as a female atheist and how those are frequently sexualized; how she gets rape threats from religious people and her fan mail is full of graphic descriptions of what her fans want to do to her.
>And then she went to the bar with a large group and continued the discussion of misogyny in the atheist community. She never individually spoke with the man who later got in the elevator with her.
>So we're talking about several hours of conversation specifically about misogyny and sexualization of interactions involving prominent female atheists. And that's the context in which the man thought it'd be a great idea to ask this total stranger to come back to his room because she's so interesting.
I don't like reading books dedicated specifically to the subject of feminism but there are some great books which have that feminist vibe. It's so well implemented in the text that it feels natural to the story, without shoving words like 'equality', 'feminism', 'sexism' etc. in your face. And to me.. that's what the best feminist reads are. Here are some:
* The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
* The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
* My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey
* Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
* Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
This is a pretty great short read too - You Don't Own Anyone an Interaction
And there are a few celebrities that don't like to proclaim themselves feminists or human advocates or whatever, they just DO things that are empowering. I don't know if you're willing to write about personas on your blog but if you do you might wanna look into Rihanna, Pink, Jennifer Lawrence, Maisie Williams and I'm sure there are a lot more, these are just at the tip of my tongue.
Hope this helps and good luck!
The Island of Sea Women is a recent novel be Lisa See.
I’ve worked with men who are obviously frustrated by how their fathers treated them, are toxic themselves, but can’t ever admit it because their fathers instilled into them that weakness must be destroyed. They think hierarchically and must impose such structures.
Any time they are reminded by the outside of weakness and vulnerability, they attack it because it represents how ashamed they felt as a child.
Career trade-offs vs your soul destruction are difficult, however you do have a SO and can support each other.
Part of this is tolerance and radical acceptance of the things you can’t change, but try this book for the things you can:
I consistently fail to make the logical jump from "you disagree with me" to "you accept money for sex." Bye Felipe may provide some solace by allowing you to take pleasure in the exposure of this kind of bs to ridicule.
Try getting him onto Robert Sapolski instead. More academic, health oriented rather than philosophy, and actually headier. He's got lots of Stanford YouTube vids of his lectures.
Peterson BS's a lot. There's plenty going on in brain and sociology research that doesn't mess with philosophy and psychology.
If he reads, this'll hook him:https://www.amazon.com/Madness-Civilization-History-Insanity-Reason/dp/067972110X
Here is piece of "feminist propaganda" published later than Straus's defense, detailing the problems that still exist, even in the revised CTS.
If it is at all possible to get a hold of it in your country, getting her a handheld pepper spray for her purse, or to hold in her hand when she is walking somewhere and feels unsafe, can be an absolute game changer. I carried one for years and couldn't recommend it enough.
Something like this:
She was the tip of the iceberg of suffering in Ireland. A friend who was pregnant the same time as me 30 years ago had her baby die at 8 months and she had to continue to carry the foetus for another month. How she didn't go into sepsis is a miracle. This book is a good read to see what's ahead for American women. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Her-Shoes-Eighth-Memoir-Anthology/dp/1848407629
Disclaimer: I am a man.
I’m really sorry, though not surprised, to hear that.
It sucks that the burden ends up on you in these situations. Not the way it should be.
I’ve had a handful of professional experiences that sound similar in ways to what your describing, though admittedly not a result of gender bias.
Has some REALLY good articles on influence and persuasion tactics.
Because this guide is sort of a “covert guide to changing peoples minds to get them to provide what you need, not what they think you need”, I feel that you may well be able to cross-apply some of these tactics to your situation.
Not sure if it will help.
You can get a used copy online for less than ten bucks, and this has been one of the most professionally valuable books I’ve ever read, so even if it doesn’t help you with doctors and the like, hopefully it wouldn’t end up being a waste of time!
If you read it and it helps, or not, I’d love to know about that.
Although it is from an old book (1997), Leonie Huddy has a great chapter on "Feminists and Feminism in the News," which analyzes news media coverage (1965 through 1993) of second wave feminism. Her conclusion is that the media define feminism rather narrowly and exclude many feminist organizations and activities that make up the women's movement. This tends to perpetuate a misconception of what feminism, who feminists are, and what feminists do.
Here's a link to a PDF of the whole paper for a few days if you want to download it, since I can't find the e-book.
Huddy concludes by saying:
> by depicting work-related concerns as less fully central to a feminist agenda; and by linking feminism to NOW but not the myriad of current feminist organizations the media are not representing the full range of feminist concerns. Based on these findings, it would be unfair to fault ordinary men and women for viewing feminism as a narrow movement that does not represent ordinary men and women and that is uninterested in their concerns.
(hope you see where I'm going with that...)
I will wear something purple this March 9. #NiUnaMenos #IngridEscamilla (I'm Mexican)
If someone wants to support a feminist friend, I recommend her designs below.
Switchblade Sisters is a podcast where reviews and discussions of old-school cult genre classics are had between a female film critic and new-school female writer-directors. A must-listen to if you love film discussion and old-school flicks.
I am not sure about a correlation between the upcoming of social media and an increase in misogyny, or a correlation between time spent on social media and misogyny.
However, it has been found that there is some evidence for the normalization of misogyny by certain media. Check out this study, its conclusion is interesting:
Excerpt: "Women who were exposed to traditional images not only has a greater chance of acceptance of interpersonal violence than women not exposed to stereotyped imagery but their scores were also higher than those of the men in the experimental group."
They also conclude that it cannot be generalized to all of popular culture. This phenomenon is dependent on the medium and the study only shows the correlation for music videos.
If you don't have access to a university's research database set, you can start with Google Scholar. It's not perfect, but it is a start, especially if you are writing a short essay.
What the heck is wrong with this:
The article is good but the tumblr it's referring to is too much.
Or did he say
>"Wow, you must have been raped by like 5 guys".
Damned if I can find actual evidence of what was really said, just a bunch of people saying one thing then running with it. I'm trying to understand feminism, but something like this almost seems counterproductive and marginalizing. This is the equivalent of highschool drama. Some guy said something rude (possibly?) to some girl at a private club. I think it would make more sense to look at the constant misogyny on his show, something that is easily accessibly and widely distributed.
Instead people are freaking out about someone that said he made her feel bad. I don't want to invalidate her experience, but it isn't particularly relevant to me, or really anyone who wasn't there.
Except that isn't another side of the story.
It's a weak defense that gives very vague details. It says that Tosh was misunderstood, but doesn't detail exactly what it was that was misunderstood.
And then the web page actually links to another article, which makes him look as dodgy as fuck.
Oh yeah, then there this:
"But be careful, because they like to pretend like they don't love it"
Dodgy as fuck.
Thanks for sharing this. It is a really important point of discussion that is not getting enough attention right now.
Women of color will always have it worse. "The most disrespected person in America is the black woman." - Malcom X.
While half of all female homicides are committed by intimate partners, those numbers are astoundingly higher for women of color and native women in the US than white women. [source]
It is so much harder for a woman of color to speak out against a powerful white man, than for a white woman, especially a rich white woman. Harder also for women of color to garner the sympathy white women get in the media.
> Is it part of being human?
It is an awful reality, and a reality in which we currently live, but I don't think it is something that is inherently human or unchangeable. I think it's a part of denying your humanity. People engage in discrimination / stereotyping more when they are busy, stressed, or not motivated to think things through. I think empathy is the most natural and powerful human act, though one that is in decline. We are a social species that has survived and flourished for so long because of our social bonds -- we cooperate, we trust one another, we self-sacrifice. Without human empathy, children would never make it to adulthood. That's what we truly are. There's just too much patriarchal & capitalistic society beating it out of us.
Actually, it's not the result that I gave, but the way of measurment.
Look here if you want more details : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022103107000340
Actually the accuracy was measured as well
Yes you're correct. Harming a sentient creature (the fetus) is wrong. But it comes down to a simple utilitarian choice we have to make. Do we avoid 5 minutes of harm to the fetus (whose ability to feel pain is undetermined) but cause 9+ months of discomfort and serious life change (the mother's hormones will go nuts and they won't be able to work which may result in them losing their job) + the pain caused to a child born into a situation where they will not be cared for? It's an easy choice.
Also, if your entire issue is the pain caused to the fetus, there are numerous places in the world where your efforts would be far better directed if minimizing pain to sentience is your goal. There are about 50 million abortions per year. There are 150 million animals killed for food EACH DAY.
The pain caused to a fetus by an abortion lasts for maybe 5-10 minutes (IF fetuses are developed enough to feel pain)? The pain caused to a fully grown animal lasts for the duration of their life, plus the time they are slaughtered. Thus, the overall pain caused by farming is magnitudes greater than abortions.
If you are against abortion but keep your mouth shut about current husbandry practices you are a hypocrite.
Reading Interspousal aggression in law enforcement families: A preliminary investigation, it's interesting that they found:
>"For the 159 husbands and 43 wives in this study experiencing marital aggression, mutual or bilateral involvement in physical aggression was the most common, with 50% of husband and 53% of wives reporting this pattern of aggression. In those cases where only one party was reported to have been aggressive, both husbands and wives indicate that the wife was more likely to be the sole aggressive partner (reported by 31% of husbands and 33% of wives.)"
I wonder what the explanation is for this? This is surprising to me.
Liberal AF homemaker here! I like watching YouTube people who do the things I’m interested in, even if it’s not a liberal/feminist bent. Being not-hateful-and-crazy is a great place to start.
I like Sage Lilleyman, Abby Cox, Evelyn Wood, Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, Rachel Maksey, The Townsends, and the Victorian/Edwardian/WWII Farm series. Most of that is sewing and historical fashion, with some cooking and homesteading stuff tossed in. As I type it I realize there’s not much about modern homemaking, but you might like it at any rate.
I’d like to check out this book about “the new domesticity” but I haven’t read it yet. You’ve just reminded me to put it back on my list.
First thing I found. Can't recall where I heard the original number. I don't know any breakdown by genre or game type, sorry.
http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/archives/001365.php Per this around 16% of WoW players are women. Don't know if that holds throughout all MMO's, or if WoW has a greater or lesser percentage of female players.
“Have you ever been sexually assaulted?”
-“No. Because I haven’t put myself in that position.”
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Brain activity is probably a much better metric, good catch on that. As I understand it if there's no brain activity in someone then they're declared brain dead, which is when families are cool to pull the plug if they so desire. Why not do the same in this case? I'm personally not a fan of abortion, but I honestly think that'd be perfectly acceptable. No brain activity, pull the plug/abort. Shouldn't be long before the tech is available to pull it off.
e: well look at that, we already know when this happens, it's at 12 weeks (25 weeks is uncited):
I had no idea a woman invented the paper bag either, until I read this list of thing women invented that people use literally every day. Like, for example, it was a women who invented the game of Monopoly, but somewhere down the line a man took credit for it, of course. Guess that's from the same list I came across:
19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented By Women
Ah, but see, because you're already a geek, you're part of the problem - https://medium.com/about-work/e82b7ca7de03
On the upside, http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/girls-and-software was linked to me by a couple of friends and is rather more upbeat overall
As a teacher who has read Feminism is for Everybody, if your students aren't getting a lot out of the book then 'lacking in substance' isn't a confusing way to describe the problem. In any case, I think the book you're looking for might be <em>Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions</em> - which I have not read, but intend to. Or you might look at comics or graphic novels on the history of feminism.
I think the idea that your experience of teenage boyhood is universally applicable is somewhat contrary to the spirit of feminism. Teens have a broad range and depth of experience across their genders, and feminism asks us to acknowledge the richness of that experience for each child as an individual. As someone who was raised feminist and was 'doing' feminism in high school, my own experience of the teen years was very different from many of my peers, and I certainly wouldn't assume I know what it's like to be a teenage boy now - much less for kids from a different culture and class.
I am just curious, how you would even make men's diaper's more sexy.
Nobody would wear them with lace, flowers, floral print, spaces, thongs, etc. So how would you make it sexy?
I honestly can't see it being any more "sexy" than that.
I’ve heard we should all be feminists is pretty good, but if you’re looking for like a collection that highlights feminist through throughout its history I suggest Feminism: the Essential Historical Writings. It’s a really good book featuring some of the most influential and important historical essays from the feminist movement. https://www.amazon.com/Feminism-Essential-Historical-Miriam-Schneir-ebook/dp/B00KEPLC5S/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?keywords=feminism&qid=1556813691&s=gateway&sr=8-5
Not discursively feminist, but I've always thought every young woman should be handed a copy of Beryl Markham's 'West With The Night,' sometime in high school. It is the kind of book that might stay with one forever.
She lived a fierce life and wrote about it with grace, beauty, simplicity, and power.
I think you're getting stuck on the idea that there are straightforward physiological facts of sex/gender. To that end, I would highly recommend this book. If you're comfortable giving me your email address, I have a pdf copy.
"One cannot be trusted to accurately understand the right of another without having had the experience of another. This is not bigotry, it is ignorance due to lack of experience"
Sure, but it's irrelevant when dealing with individual liberties. That ignorance still indicates bias, even if it's involuntary.
"What I am saying is that on this issue, they are entitled to special status in the creation of policy"
No, since they may be biased in other ways. You cannot justify adding women to a board simply because they are women. What matters is their ideologies. Also, defense of one special interest does NOT consitituate defense of individual liberties as an ideal. This is the point I'm making.
"I am somewhat libertarian in my views of personal rights, but I believe the ideology is self-deceiving especially when it approaches economics and the natural environment"
I encourage you to read Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt.
"I think it takes some faith to believe that it will always create the most ideal situation for society as a whole"
There is no such thing as an "ideal for society as a whole." Libertarianism does not claim it will bring society into some utopian state, but rather that it keeps government from wasting the labors of the people in the name of taking care of them. Again, economics in one lesson address these concerns.
I haven't confused anything.
> Capitalism according to Marxist theory can no longer sustain the living standards of the population due to its need to compensate for falling rates of profit by driving down wages
Amazing how all these Marxist paradises couldn't grow enough food to feed themselves until the profit motive was kicked in to actually provide incentive to go out and grow food. Wait, a profit motive? Isn't that capitalism?
One can also argue that Marx confused the state of the economy in the Victorian era with the notion of Capitalism as espoused by "The Wealth of Nations".
Give him a book or two back:
Intro to Asexuality
And sit him down to discuss with him, minus the wife, how much his decision to give you a book that makes assumptions about you and your happiness really hurt you. Tell him you understand he did this because he cares for you and religion features heavily for him but in giving the book it showed how much he fundamentally didn't understand or want to understand you and your perspective. You are thus giving him a few books so he can understand you better and ask that he respects you enough to not make assumptions about you in such a way again.
I found Gender Outlaw: On Men, Woman, and the Rest of Us to be interesting.
Its been illegal in other countries like Kenya for years. Its still happening even in England. Banning it isn't going to change anything any more than the war on drugs stop marijuana use. A good source for info