Monthly Archives: March 2013

Man-made vaginas

“For a constructed vagina to be considered acceptable by surgeons specialized in intersexuality, it basically just has to be a hole big enough to fit a typical-sized penis. It is not required to be self-lubricating or even to be at all sensitive, and certainly does not need to change shape the way vaginas often do […]

Women come last in Syrian refugee camps

… Julie Bindel’s latest piece in Standpoint. Harrowing stuff.

Let’s stop the pinkifying of our girls

This Lego ad from 1981 gave me pause for thought. She appears to be a girl…. but…. wait a minute… she’s wearing blue, and baggy jeans. And look – she’s playing with primary-coloured Lego (compare with the new Lego range, released last year. Can you guess the target market?) How is it that, over 30 […]

Originally posted on You think I just don't understand, but I don't believe you.:
I recently finished the book The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker. A feminist friend suggested I read it because of the online harassment I get from Men (and Women, even from “Feminists”). I commend it to you, it’s a…

A feminist critique of “cisgender”

Originally posted on Liberation Collective:
Consistent with common usage of the term “cisgender,” the graphic below explains that “…if you identify with the gender you were assigened [sic] at birth, you are cis.” Another Trans 101: Cisgender webpage describes cis this way: “For example, if a doctor said “it’s a boy!” when you were born, and…

How the male orgasm is worth more than children

(GRAPHIC CONTENT) There was a story on the front page of my local paper this week about a man who is charged with possessing 3.5 million child porn images (yes, you read that right). This man is accused of making 14,450 indecent photographs and 6,023 movies classified by police as level five (this is using […]

Meanwhile, on Planet Double Standards…

One of the advocates for trans women to be permitted into female changing rooms, @sazza_jay, a.k.a. Sarah McAlpine (yes, she has written for the Indie…) wrote this piece on her blog on 14 September 2012. I’ll just quote some of the points she made: There are men who seek to use society’s fear of nudity […]