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Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, and the Things Men Do for Other Men | The New Yorker
> As with Trump’s spasmodic talk about Tic Tacs and magnets, the stories about Kavanaugh seem to show sex—and sexual assault—as something that men do for other men.

> "If these allegations are true," Loofbourow went on, "one of the more shocking things about them is the extent to which the woman being mistreated exists in a room where the men are performing for each other—using the woman to firm up their own bond."

> But women are not equals in the eyes of the Greek system—among other things, the system generally prohibits sororities from throwing their own parties with alcohol, and so sororities rely on fraternities to provide booze—and they frequently become a casualty of this dynamic.

> ... women are not potential partners so much as potential means for upholding male self-interest. Under these conditions, the lines between boorishness and sexual assault are quickly blurred and easily crossed.

> ... a man who has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women, and who has been nominated for a position on the Supreme Court by a President accused of sexual misconduct by twenty women, will attempt to persuade eleven Republican men that he deserves that position—a position that would give him the authority to help decide, among other things, what options are available to women if they get pregnant after being sexually assaulted. ... it illuminates the centrality of sexual assault in the matrix of male power in America. In high schools, in colleges, at law schools, and in the halls of Washington, men perform for one another and ascend to positions of power.
misogyny  rape  sexual-assualt  sexism  power  jia-tolentino 
september 2018 by tarakc02
Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy - The New York Times
“It made sense in a primordial way when he breaks down Adam and Eve, the snake and chaos,” Mr. Arar says. “Eve made Adam self-conscious. Women make men self-conscious because they’re the ultimate judge. I was like, ‘Wow this is really true.’”

The changes in his life include starting to clean his room. “My mom’s been nagging me for years, but I’ve never done it until Dr. Peterson,” he says.

“You organize one shelf, you do that, just incremental challenges,” he says. “That makes you realize, ‘O.K., this is how I grow up.’”
sexism  jordan-peterson  misogyny  mens-rights  incel  right-wing  reactionary  gender  nationalism 
may 2018 by tarakc02
Redskins Cheerleaders Describe Topless Photo Shoots and an Uneasy Night Out - The New York Times
When the Washington Redskins took their cheerleading squad to Costa Rica in 2013 for a calendar photo shoot, the first cause for concern among the cheerleaders came when Redskins officials collected their passports upon arrival at the resort, depriving them of their official identification.

For the photo shoot, at the adults-only Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, some of the cheerleaders said they were required to be topless, though the photographs used for the calendar would not show nudity. Others wore nothing but body paint. Given the resort’s secluded setting, such revealing poses would not have been a concern for the women — except that the Redskins had invited spectators.

A contingent of sponsors and FedExField suite holders — all men — were granted up-close access to the photo shoots.
sexism  labor  labor-rights  cheerleaders  nfl  sports  professional-sports 
may 2018 by tarakc02
Constructed Criteria - May 06, 2016
This article presents an account of job discrimination according to which people redefine merit in a manner congenial to the idiosyncratic credentials of individual applicants from desired groups. In three studies, participants assigned male and female applicants to gender-stereotypical jobs. However, they did not view male and female applicants as having different strengths and weaknesses. Instead, they redefined the criteria for success at the job as requiring the specific credentials that a candidate of the desired gender happened to have. Commitment to hiring criteria prior to disclosure of the applicant's gender eliminated discrimination, suggesting that bias in the construction of hiring criteria plays a causal role in discrimination.
sexism  meritocracy  gender  inequality  discrimination 
february 2017 by tarakc02

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