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The problem with men | Overland literary journal
To say that it is men who are the perpetrators of violence is to front up to a key question in how our social relationships are ordered: What is it about the construction of masculinity that is responsible for so much violence? This is not the same as blaming men, a distinction that misogynists often fail to make.
men  violence 
yesterday
Gamergate: the internet is the toughest game in town – if you’re playing as a woman | Charlie Brooker | Comment is free | The Guardian
And now, in 2014, women have been forced into hiding – for voicing an opinion about videogames. That’s a sentence that should only ever appear in the opening chapter of an implausible dystopian sci-fi novel, moments before you toss it in the bin.
gamergate 
4 days ago
A love letter to strong women | Suey Park
Has anyone ever told you it’s okay to cry? Has anyone told you that you deserve to have every single day be your mental health day?

When people say “be strong” they mean “please harden yourself” when it should be “let’s soften the world” instead.

When people say “you’re strong” they mean to say “you’ve endured a lot of pain, trauma, abuse, or loss and I don’t know what to do except to acknowledge it exists.”

There’s no need to say “thank you” when someone calls you strong. Only you know who you are, what you are feeling, and the gravity of what you have unwillingly endured.
pain  abuse 
5 days ago
Your Baloney Detection Kit Sucks
LOGICAL FALLACIES ARE USUALLY IRRELEVANT OR CITED INCORRECTLY

CITING LOGICAL FALLACIES IS USUALLY COWARDLY AND LAZY
logic 
9 days ago
Curriculum Reviewer Barry Spurr Mocks 'Abos, Mussies, Women, Chinky-Poos' | newmatilda.com
In another email a year later, he links to a video which compares London in 1927 with London in 2013. Professor Spurr writes: “A delight until things turn sour around 4:00 with the emergence of the darkies.”
auspol  racism 
9 days ago
Wears Jump Suit. Sensible Shoes. Uses Husband's Last Name. (originally titled "Marked Women, Unmarked Men")
Fasold ends his discussion of these matters by pointing out that if language reflected biology, grammar books would direct us to use "she" to include males and females and "he" only for specifically male referents. But they don't. They tell us that "he" means "he or she," and that "she" is used only if the referent is specifically female. This use of "he" as the sex-indefinite pronoun is an innovation introduced into English by grammarians in the 18th and 19th centuries, according to Peter Muhlhausler and Rom Harre in "Pronouns and People." From at least about 1500, the correct sex-indefinite pronoun was "they," as it still is in casual spoken English. In other words, the female was declared by grammarians to be the marked case.
gender  linguistics 
10 days ago
NeoGAF - View Single Post - #GAMERGATE: The Threadening [Read the OP]
"This is a list of actual things that GamerGate believes and has accomplished so far"

useful.
gamergate 
10 days ago
White Male "Allies" Have Surprisingly Little To Say About Fixing Sexist Tech Culture - ReadWrite
“I don’t think people are actively protecting the [toxic culture] or holding on to it ... or trying to keep [diverse workers] from the power structure that is technology,” Eustace said. “I don’t think that’s it.”

To which women in the audience said very loudly: “Yes it is!”

[…]

Eustace: “It will be twice as hard for you ... but you can make a big difference in your company.”

[…]

Irving: “When a guy has an idea, he gets really pumped up about it, really vocal about it. Back to that notion of speaking up, if you have an idea ... tell people your story and then execute it.”
men  techculture 
15 days ago
Rambles around computer science
But please, stop pretending that type-level programming is a desirable thing. It's a kludge, and hopefully a temporary one. Personally, I want to write all my specifications in more-or-less the same language I use to write ordinary code. It's the tool's job to prove correctness or, if it must, tell me that it failed.
types  plt 
17 days ago
Google+
But no, it's not an efficient way to run a community. If Linux had success, then that certainly happened despite, not because of this behaviour. I am pretty sure the damage being done by this is quite obvious, it not only sours the tone in the Linux community, it is also teaches new contributors to adopt the same style, but that only if it doesn't scare them away in the first place.

In other words: A fish rots from the head down.
linux  opensource  oss  culture 
19 days ago
ANDROCUR® PRODUCT INFORMATION
The occurrence of meningiomas (single and multiple) has been reported in association with
long-term use (years) of cyproterone acetate at doses of 25mg/day and above.
cyproterone-acetate 
6 weeks ago
Cyproterone acetate (Cyprostat) | Prostate Cancer UK
The length of time you take cyproterone acetate for depends on why you are taking it and how well it is working. Due to its effects on the liver, it is unlikely that you will take cyproterone acetate for more than a few months.
cyproterone-acetate 
6 weeks ago
Signals | MAGIC: THE GATHERING
To sum up the point: The people to your right have double the influence on your draft than the people on your left. When I open my first booster of a draft, my focus is to take the best card in the pack. I am far less concerned with what signals I am sending, rather than which ones I am receiving.
drafting  mtg 
7 weeks ago
Announcement: Readers who feel threatened by equality no longer welcome | games.on.net
So, here’s another change for you: if you really think feminism, or women, are destroying games, or that LGBT people and LGBT relationships have no place in games, or that games in any way belong to you or are “under attack” from political correctness or “social justice warriors”: please leave this website. I don’t want your clicks, I don’t want your hits, I don’t want your traffic. Leave now and please don’t come back.
sexism  games  gameculture 
8 weeks ago
Violence committed by men
Around 80% of violent crime in Australia is committed by men.

The gendered nature of non-sexual assault is in the perpetrators, not the victims.
violence  men 
11 weeks ago
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