Caulking in Her Cock Vault: A New and Improved Chateau Heartiste Crib Sheet of Game

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So our dear friend Heartiste, the white-supremacist woman-botherer, has assembled a little “Chateau Heartiste Crib Sheet of Game,” a compilation of some of his best pickup advice, boiled down to a few handy tips and clever one-liners that wannabe alpha males can use on the ladies during conversation in order to get their ginas tingling. (Sorry, that’s the way these guys talk.)

Looking at Heartiste’s list of “lines” I was struck by how generic and, well, frankly unoriginal most of them were, from standard issue negs like “nice shoes. Those are really popular now” and “is she always like this?” to old-school PUA cliches like “I don’t buy girls drinks but you can buy me one” and  “what else do you have going for you besides your looks?” both of which come straight from peacocking PUA pioneer Mystery, the guy…

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Did you hear about the March in March?

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In the past three years there have two significant public protests against the government of the day. There was the failed ‘convoy of no confidence’ in 2011 to protest against Julia Gillard’s ‘carbon tax’ and now we are in the middle of the highly successful Australia wide March in March protests against the Abbott Government.

The media attention to these events has been worlds apart.

The mainstream media ran with the convoy of no confidence stories for almost a week, focusing on both the promotion to the event and the event itself. For example, on August 18 2011, in the lead-up to the convoy The Australian eagerly told us that:

The “convoy of no-confidence” in the federal Labor government, a convoy of trucks, trailers and campervans sponsored by the National Road Freighters Association started out from all over Australia yesterday and will be converging on…

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Marching for my community

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Today I marched with my community at March in March Adelaide, and was honoured to have a chance to speak. Here is my speech:

Adelaide March in MarchThank you to the organisers of March in March for inviting me to speak today.

If you’re wondering who I am, I’m one of you. I’m not a politician. I’m not a journalist. I’m not a lobbyist. I’m not a mining magnate. I don’t own a newspaper. I’m not an ‘insider’.

But perhaps that is a benefit. Because it’s often the people on the outside who can see best what is happening inside. And right now, all I can see in our country’s recent past is the wreckage strewn in the wake of the Tony Abbott wrecking ball. And all I can see ahead is a whole lot more trouble for the country that we all love.

So today I would like to share with…

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A Feminist Mix for International Women’s Day News

This past Saturday was International Women’s Day, a day to inspire girls and celebrate women’s achievements and, in many countries, an official holiday.

There are many fascinating feminists using to share thoughts on sex, gender, and equality — here are a few of our quirky favorites.

Nursing Clio

On the collaborative blog Nursing Clio — named for Clio, the muse of history — a cast of writers explores issues of gender and medicine, focusing on the ways medicine has historically been used to reinforce sex and gender inequality.

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Depending on the day, you might read a dissection of a 1968 Disney-produced film on birth control, an analysis of why women’s ski jumping wasn’t allowed in the Olympics until the Sochi games this year, or an exploration of environmental factors linked to intersex babies.

We also enjoy their tagline, “Because the personal is historical” — a…

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On Politico and the criticism of Jill Abramson

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Politico ruffled some feathers this week when it published a piece on Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, that had many questioning whether the story would have been written if she was a man.

This piece published by Politico on Tuesday about New York Times' editor Jill Abramson set off a wave of criticism. This piece published by Politico on Tuesday about New York Times’ editor Jill Abramson set off a wave of criticism.

The “Turbulence at The Times” story, written by Politico’s Dylan Byers and relying heavily on anonymous sources, argues that the Times’ first female executive editor is “on the verge of losing the support of the newsroom.” She is described throughout the piece as “brusque,” “condescending,” “uncaring,” and “blunt,” though “few doubt her wisdom or her experience.” According to the article, she has a “nasal car honk” voice and she travels a lot (often she’s required). And once she told an editor to change a home page photo in the middle of a…

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New report documents persistent gender inequalities in U.S. media

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new report from the Women’s Media Center draws attention to persistent and pervasive gender gaps in U.S. media.

The report, titled The Status of Women in U.S. Media 2013, provides a thorough summary of recent findings and studies pertaining to women’s representation in the media over the past year. It includes findings related to newspapers, television, radio, film, social media, literature, and video games. WMC released a similar report for 2012.

“The report shows that while media is the most powerful economic and cultural force today, it still falls far too short in its representation of women,” said Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center, in a press release. “Who tells the story, what the story is about, and who is quoted in the story are core to the work of The Women’s Media Center, and the numbers demonstrate that the glass ceiling extends across all media…

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Women in journalism: Reading list for 11/10/2013

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The Gender Report provides a weekly round-up of links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links below are to noteworthy articles on topics related to women in journalism and the media during the past week. Articles included in this feature do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gender Report or its writers. View past week’s round-ups here.

Reading List

Women and the Internet: Part One: Online and offline violence towards women (Medium)

Women’s issues in Arab media: finding a place, finding the words (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Swedish cinemas take aim at gender bias with Bechdel test rating (The Guardian)

It’s a Man’s Phone: My female hands meant I couldn’t use my Google Nexus to document tear gas misuse (Medium)

The gender ratio at many literary publications is shameful. But on Twitter, some of the…

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