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Seeing that yellowish burning orb in the sky would be a nice change of pace right about now. :)

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Lovely UofA Campus, featuring the roof of SUB and the Education Building in the distance.

It is hard to catch white cat sitting still.  It is nearly impossible to catch her sitting still and being photogenic.  Fiona and I seem to have beat the odds as I caught her resting on our table minutes before our Solstice Party began; she was inspecting the table cloth making sure it was up to her high standards.

Holiday Cat approves of this photo. :)

Holiday Cat approves of this photo. :)

“Women reading romances are being encouraged to accept the idea that violence heightens and intensifies sexual pleasure. They are also encouraged to believe that violence is a sign of masculinity and a gesture of male care, that the degree to which a man becomes violently angry corresponds to the intensity of his affection and care. Therefore, women readers learn that passive acceptance of violence is essential if they are to receive the rewards of love and care. This is often the case in women’s lives. They may accept violence in intimate relationships, whether heterosexual or lesbian, because they do not wish to give up that care. They see enduring abuse as the price they pay. They know they can live without abuse ; they do not think they can live without care.”

bell hooks, Feminist Theory, From Margin To Center

Interesting thought.  Discuss. :)

“Perpetrators of SA [Sexual Assault] tend to adhere to traditional gender-role stereotypes, especially with respect to the acceptance of male dominance, acceptance of rape-supportive myths, acceptance of interpersonal violence as a means of conflict resolution, and hostility toward women. These beliefs develop at an early age and come from many sources, usually other men. The extent to which men adhere to such beliefs is sometimes termed the hyper-masculinity factor.”

—Edited by Paula K. Lunderberg-Love & Shelly L. Marmion, “Intimate Violence Against Women: When Spouses, Partners or Lovers Attack.” Praeger Publishers, 2008. (p. 62)

Hmm, Male dominance, rape supportive myths, violent conflict resolution and hostility toward women – it is like the authors just defined the Man-o-sphere.

*Bonus update*

Oh hey, another shining example of  “MRA activism”.   Keep in mind, it makes perfect sense to them.

Our noble human rights warriors recently decided that they would spam Occidental College with false rape reports.

Indeed, a host of Men’s Rights Redditors were so convinced of the innate evil of the online form they all had the same bright idea: let’s flood the school with false reports of rape and break the form.

Wait, aren’t these the same dudes who are outraged by false rape accusations?

Oh right, they only think it’s an issue when hypothetical women make false rape accusations.

When it’s a hate group full of straight white men actually making the false rape accusations, that’s men’s rights activism.

MRAs do not care about helping men. They only care about hurting women.

Behold dear readers the dark swirling maw of MRA stupidity.  :Let it be known that the only constant you can count on is misogyny.

Never say that we don’t promote edumacation around here at DWR.  It’s always important to know when you’re about to expire due to environmental conditions.


Hi All!

Bleatmop here. I’ve recently been asked by Arb to fisk an article that I guess needed fisking. Since I haven’t contributed here in a while I didn’t want to pass this opportunity up. Unfortunately fisking isn’t really my style. Therefore I thought I would respond to the blog in my own way.

The blog in question is here. It’s rather, umm, well… it’s something else. And I don’t mean that in a good way. It’s an article about why women should submit to men and some general ideas of how it should and should not be done. Since it’s not really worth reading I’ll do a too long; didn’t read here (TL;DR) for you. Enjoy!

Submission TL;DR


And that place is under one of these:


Don’t worry though! She makes sure to add a few lines about men not grinding their women (because under this lifestyle paradigm women are most definitely treated like property) under that boot too hard. How very thoughtful of her!

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December 2013


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