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Why are my feminist friends still taking their husbands' surnames? | Zoe Holman | Comment is free | theguardian.com
An interesting question; I can certainly see the very strong arguments for keeping your name, but I can also see those for wanting to share a name as part of the togetherness of marriage. The problem is that patriarchal culture means everyone expects it to be the man's name. Of course, in that case you can double-barrel, or you could even come up with an entirely new name (though few would, I think)
Interesting  feminism  names  culture  comment  comment-is-free 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The cutesification of everything makes me want to strangle an elf
'how many sleeps until Christmas? I should warn you that if you answered with a number – any number at all – then you're dead to me'
amusing  culture  Christmas  children  image  comment  comment-is-free 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A scientist's view: equality, feminism and men's rights | Andrew Holding | Science | guardian.co.uk
Yes, equality is important. Yes, there are issue that men face. But no, the 'men's rights' issues are not at the same level as the systemic and cultural disadvantage women face.
sexism  comment-is-free  posttofacebook  discrimination  equality  image  comment-on-comment  feminism  interesting  fairness  comment  culture 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Asexuality always existed, you just didn't notice it | SE Smith | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
More people are openly identifying as asexual, but the complex world of asexuality is still misunderstood by the mainstream
comment-is-free  comment  interesting  sex  asexuality  culture 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The cult of TED
'Once a select forum of the great and good, the Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) conference now has millions of avid online fans. How did an elite ideas-sharing gathering go mainstream?'
comment-is-free  living-in-the-future  media  technology  culture  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Peta's vegan sex ad shows it has tofu for brains | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
'Flirting with domestic violence imagery in your shock-tactic marketing is not the way to promote an animal-free diet'

Trigger warning for it somewhat discussing sexual abuse, also it has some scantily clad photos, so semi-NSFW
posttofacebook  comment  abuse  violence  sex  trigger-warning  semi-nsfw  comment-is-free  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink

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