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‘The Second Sexism’ – discrimination against males

May 22, 2012

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Rebecca Davis22 May 2012 Philosopher David Benatar is a victim twice over. For starters, he is a man – and the thesis of his latest book, The Second Sexism, is that males are subjected to “many and quite serious forms of sex discrimination”. Secondly, there’s the fact that he says his book keeps being wilfully […]

Lagging at school, the butt of cruel jokes: are males the new Second Sex?

May 14, 2012

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They work longer hours, face economic insecurity and suffer worse health. Now their feckless ways are lampooned in the media. A controversial new book argues that men increasingly face a prejudice that dare not speak its name Elizabeth DayThe Observer, Sunday 13 May 2012 Men are the victims of reverse sexism, according to a new […]

Where do the funny women go?

April 13, 2012

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Posted on 12 April 2012 Karen WhiteleyWVoN co-editor Where are the funny women? We all know the answer to that one, don’t we? They’re nowhere. Because women aren’t funny, amirite? Speaking as a women who is generally considered by friends and co-workers to be utterly hilarious, I’m not sure where this leaves me. Equally, I’m […]

Twitter’s tales of sexism

March 13, 2012

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On International Women’s Day last week, Linda Grant tweeted her thoughts about why feminism still matters. Thousands of shocking responses – from women and men – proved her point Linda Grantguardian.co.uk, Monday 12 March 2012 This is a story of a tweet. Not the one above, but the one it was responding to. I did […]

How the CDC is overstating sexual violence in the U.S.

January 28, 2012

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By Christina Hoff Sommers, Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Her books include “Who Stole Feminism?” and “The War Against Boys.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study suggesting that rates of sexual violence in the United States are comparable to those in the war-stricken […]

How the CDC is overstating sexual violence in the U.S.

January 28, 2012

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By Christina Hoff Sommers, Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Her books include “Who Stole Feminism?” and “The War Against Boys.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study suggesting that rates of sexual violence in the United States are comparable to those in the war-stricken […]

Jay-Z – dropping the word ‘bitch’ doesn’t begin to cover it

January 18, 2012

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The rapper’s vow to stop using one word didn’t impress me. Hip-hop has so much to answer for, not least hostility to women Tricia Rose guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 17 January 2012 Jay-Z has said he would stop using the word ‘bitch’ after he and Beyoncé Knowles had a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Photograph: Reuters/Corbis Sean Carter, […]