#research: #maleficentmisogyny: Evidence of a toxic environment for women in economics

The 30 words most uniquely associated with discussions of women make for uncomfortable reading. In order, that list is: hotter, lesbian, bb (internet speak for “baby”), sexism, tits, anal, marrying, feminazi, slut, hot, vagina, boobs, pregnant, pregnancy, cute, marry, levy, gorgeous, horny, crush, beautiful, secretary, dump, shopping, date, nonprofit, intentions, sexy, dated and prostitute. The parallel list of words associated […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: women as incubators: How US law dehumanizes pregnant women -@broadly

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Today, many American women find themselves the subject of intense surveillance during pregnancy. Even as pregnant women happily anticipate the birth of a healthy child, families, friends, health care providers, and government officials often scrutinize their actions for behavior that could potentially risk the health of the developing fetus. Increasingly, widely held beliefs about how the “good” pregnant woman should […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: slut shaming and the friend zone: two sides of the objectification coin – @FeminismInIndia

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#maleficentmisogyny: slut shaming and the friend zone: two sides of the objectification coin – @FeminismInIndia Side 1: Slut Shaming  Slut shaming only needs the smallest of excuses to manifest itself. “When I was about 14, I shifted to a new school, and being small in figure, my kurta was tight-fitting as well. A girl came up to me and told me to […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: How ‘hysteria’ has been used to degrade and control women – @ConversationUK

By Paula Michaels, Monash University: […] hysteria’s long, dark past as a medical diagnosis casts a shadow over our modern colloquial use. With a genealogy that can be traced back 4000 years to ancient Egypt, hysteria can arguably be understood as Western civilisation’s first conceptualisation of mental illness.Ancient physicians attributed erratic female behaviour to spontaneous movement of the womb, with […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: pornography is violence against women

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It is crucial to understand pornography as a form of violence against women. Overwhelmingly, content is produced and consumed by men, with strikingly consistent themes. The content categories of two of the most popular tube sites — XHamster and Pornhub — reveal a dismal pattern of endless scenarios of male dominance and female subordination, categorized by specific acts, female body […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: When asked, “How do you …

I reblogged a piece about this report before but it’s a worth a reboot because it’s horrific. When asked, “How do you know a guy likes you?,” an 8th grade girl replied: “He still wants to talk to you after you [give him oral sex].” A male high school student said to a girl: “If you [give me oral sex] […]

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#research: #maleficentmisogyny: sex in pornography

I was 12. I thought Kate and I were simply too naive to aspire to the heights of sexual maturity to which the boys had risen.Their wisdom seemed self-evident – they did, after all, studiously compare notes on the hottest porn star on RedTube, and congratulate one another on the previous night’s masturbation.It only occurred to me recently, at the […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: sex in pornography

I was 12. I thought Kate and I were simply too naive to aspire to the heights of sexual maturity to which the boys had risen.Their wisdom seemed self-evident – they did, after all, studiously compare notes on the hottest porn star on RedTube, and congratulate one another on the previous night’s masturbation.It only occurred to me recently, at the […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: “Male violence against women is always justified as retaliation” @feministcurrent

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#maleficentmisogyny: “Male violence against women is always justified as retaliation” @feministcurrent She cheated, y’all. Before you start making any judgment calls, let’s take a moment to remember that she cheated! That seems to be the reaction of many people to the video of a man forcing a woman, who he just assaulted, to parade the streets in broad daylight wearing […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: on their back: Tyson Fury, sex and violence (from @jembloomfield)

Here’s a post from Jem Bloomfield on Tyson Fury’s recent comments. You’ve all heard them: the devil and abortion, homosexuality and pedophilia (and the crossovers therein, apparently), and a woman’s place on her back, in the kitchen, and wherever else he thinks she should be. Fury’s certainly vile and make no mistake but Bloomfield argues that his misogynistic and homophobic […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: Gamergate: The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever Pulled

Since their origin point, GG’s have gone after women both generally and specifically, targeting prominent women in the games industry, from games journalist Jenn Frank to tech writer Kathy Sierra, constantly changing and adding targets and shifting their marks, although they do like to return to their favorites, such as Quinn, Sarkeesian, and developer Brianna Wu.This is where it began, […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: Why Revenge Porn Works

But for women today it couldn’t be more different. We don’t get taken seriously in the corporate world if we’re deemed to feminine or sexy; we have to avoid being the dumb blonde. Wearing a short skirt reduces us to being labelled as bimbos or sluts- targets for pick up artists and slut shamers. Never mind criticising military strategy in […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: the taming of the shrew

Plasticdollheads on Charlotte Proudman, everyday sexism, and online misogyny: Charlotte Proudman, a barrister and Ph.D researcher, received an inappropriate comment on professional networking website LinkedIn. Whilst most people use sites such as LinkedIn or Research Gate to connect regarding work, a married 57 year old man Carter-Silk decided to use it to comment on 27 year old Charlotte’s looks. Yes […]

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