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Sexism and the Marriage Proposal

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On December 5, 2012
Amanda Marcotte has some interesting commentary on the inherent sexism of the marriage proposal. Having been down this road a couple of times now, the entire marriage structure is sexist. I proposed both times and even the possibility of me not being the one who proposed was strictly impossible despite the fact that I wouldn’t […]
Sharon Friedman makes a very good point about the language of environmentalism, particularly the use of the term “virgin forests.” Calling anything involving forests “virgin” muddles the concepts of “old-growth,” “native forests” and “past practices,” promotes the notion of nature as female and humans as male, and slanders all the non-virgins in the world. It’s […]

In Addition to All This

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On March 15, 2012
Using the term “co-ed” at all in 2012 is pretty strong evidence of sexism, as its use to describe Sandra Fluke while accompanied by all kinds of additional misogyny makes clear. This is obviously a variant of Landsburgism, but I’m also fascinated by the idea that if you have any remaining disposable income, it’s somehow […]
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