On The Spearhead, the regulars reject women rejecting feminism

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Another excellent blog…(We Hunted The Mammoth)

Originally posted on we hunted the mammoth:

From Women Against Feminism

From Women Against Feminism

Are women turning against feminism? Over on The Spearhead, WF Price sets forth the proposition that “the younger generation of women [is] rejecting ‘feminism’ in stronger terms than I’ve ever witnessed in my life.”

His proof for this? A Tumblr blog called Women Against Feminism, featuring a couple dozen photos of women holding signs denouncing feminism. Or what they think feminism is, anyway.

Some of these women are fairly articulate about the source of their hostility against feminism: they’re traditionalists who don’t like being judged for their choices:

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New York City police killings: 1964 (life) – 1989 (art) – 2014 (life)

Originally posted on Family Inequality:

In July 1964, just after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, White New York City police officer Thomas Gilligan killed Black 15-year-old James Powell. After two days of peaceful protest, police and protesters clashed and six nights of violence followed. This is not James Powell being killed, just another guy being beaten:

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In the summer of 1989, Spike Lee’s movie Do the Right Thing featured the killing of Radio Raheem by White police — using the already-infamous chokehold — after they swept into the sweltering neighborhood, where a fight had broken out. The climactic incident sparked an explosive riot (watch the scene on Hulu with membership):

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Now, another quarter century later, police on Staten Island have apparently choked 43-year-old Eric Garner to death after he refused to cooperate with whatever random demand they had, as captured on video (and posted by the Daily News):

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Now the chokehold is against police department…

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Why “Women Against Feminism” Is Ri-God-Damn-Diculous

Originally posted on The Glass Eye Project :

A different title for this blog post could have been Why “Women Against Feminism” Makes Me Want To Scream, Escape to the Forest, and Live Out My Days as a Hermit but that seemed too long. Anyways.
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Women Against Feminism. It is a Facebook page and Tumblr account that is quickly gaining more likes and follows on a daily basis, currently hovering around the 8,000 mark. Its goal? To perpetuate the negative stigma that is currently associated with the term feminism, and those that self identify as feminists. All feminists are man hating, no armpit shaving, bra burning, loud mouthed, victims of the “patriarchy” that currently controls the world we live in.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I understand that, much like every other social or political ideology, there are extremists. That is just how the world works. Feminism is no exception to this rule. There are extremists, what the…

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The problem of Richard Feynman

Originally posted on Galileo's Pendulum:

Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

[Updated] Very few heroes can survive scrutiny unscathed. They all have flaws, by virtue of being human. However, hero-worship blurs those flaws,  leveling them: truly nasty aspects of a person’s personality or behavior become on par with little quirks and eccentricities. In that way, we justify our worship. If everyone is a little flawed, then it doesn’t matter if our heroes are too. Right? They’re only human!

But what if a hero was a sexual predator, someone who admitted to some really creepy behavior? What if this person also happens to be a Nobel laureate, a founder of a whole field of research, and an admirable thinker on a number of complicated topics? How do we deal with the two realities together?

In short, how do we cope with the problem of Richard Feynman?

Richard Feynman the physicist

Richard Feynman casts the longest shadow in…

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Architecting History

Originally posted on Please Understand Me:

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Thomas Jefferson, [Architect Rational,] served two terms as President, and like Washington before him decided that two terms of its “splendid misery” were quite enough for any man. He was eager to return to a life of study and to have his old friend, the gentle and scholarly James Madison, [Architect Rational,] succeed him in the White House. There was little opposition to his choice and “Little Jemmy” Madison, who stood about five feet, five inches tall and weighed in the neighborhood of 100 pounds, won the presidential election of 1808 handily, and was sworn into office in early 1809. Though he was pleased to have become President, Madison intensely disliked the ceremony and celebration that attended his inauguration. He was quick to announce to a friend his reaction to the gala inaugural ball: he would rather be in bed.

Another quiet, privacy-loving Engineer…

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81-yr-old Woman, #Raped, Strangled and Burnt to Death in #Delhi

Originally posted on CITIZENS REPORT VIOLENCE ON WOMEN AND GIRLS IN INDIA:

July 09, 2014

81-year-old Rekha Duggal, the widow of a journalist with a well known news agency, was raped, strangled and burnt to death in her bed, by her domestic help, in her home in Delhi’s upscale Greater Kailash neighborhood.  The domestic help reported it as a fire.  But after initial examination of the body revealed strangulation marks around the neck, he confessed to having raping and then murdering his employee.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Delhi/Journalists-81-year-old-widow-was-raped-before-murder/articleshow/38093624.cms

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/81-year-old-allegedly-raped-strangled-set-on-fire-by-help-in-south-delhi-home-555659

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