These are the prettiest witnesses we have had in a long time. I imagine you are all married. If not, you could be if you wanted to be.
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And there is the denial about engaging in misogyny, even when it’s evident, even when it’s pointed out gently, softly, indulgently, carefully, with goodwill and the presumption that it was not intentional. There is the firm, fixed, unyielding denial—because it is better and easier to imply that I’m stupid or crazy, that I have imagined being insulted by someone about whom I care (just for the fun of it!), than it is to just admit a bloody mistake. Rather I am implied to be a hysteric than to say, simply, I’m sorry. Not every man does all of these things, or even most of them, and certainly not all the time. But it only takes one, randomly and occasionally, exploding in a shower of cartoon stars like an unexpected punch in the nose, to send me staggering sideways, wondering what just happened.
We have to give murdered model Jasmine Fiore a posthumous “You go girl!” Cops found her abandoned car and say the inside shows signs of a definite struggle. The inside’s covered with blood that looks “like finger-painting.”
Jasmine Fiore’s Car Shows Struggle - Jasmine fiore - Gawker
What the fuck kind of writing is this? What’s the perspective that makes it acceptable? It’s not the fact that it’s funny, because it’s one of the least funny pieces of writing that I’ve read.
The problem here is that the writer thought “I am being irreverent toward murder! This is automatically funny!” If this were a well-crafted joke, I might still find it offensive (because: Regina = joy-killer), but I could appreciate the humor. I think the fact that this is so unfunny just highlights how offensive it is.
Gawker has a history of “hilarious” posts about violence against women.
"There are the stereotypes—oh, the abundant stereotypes!—about women, not me, of course, but other women, those women with their bad driving and their relentless shopping habits and their PMS and their disgusting vanity and their inability to stop talking and their disinterest in Important Things and their trying to trap men and their getting pregnant on purpose and their false rape accusations and their being bitches sluts whores cunts… And I am expected to nod in agreement, and I am nudged and admonished to agree. I am expected to say these things are not true of me, but are true of women (am I seceding from the union?); I am expected to put my stamp of token approval on the stereotypes. Yes, it’s true. Between you and me, it’s all true. That’s what is wanted from me. Abdication of my principles and pride, in service to a patriarchal system that will only use my collusion to further subjugate me. This is a thing that is asked of me by men who purport to care for me.”
Shakesville: The Terrible Bargain We Have Regretfully Struck
Forty-two male-female pairs, matched for ability, played two chess games via the Internet. When players were unaware of the sex of opponent (control condition), females played approximately as well as males. When the gender stereotype was activated (experimental condition), women showed a drastic performance drop, but only when they were aware that they were playing against a male opponent. When they (falsely) believed to be playing against a woman, they performed as well as their male opponents.
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