“Man fucks woman. Subject: man; verb: fucks; object: woman. That’s OK. Woman fucks man. Woman: subject; man: object. That’s not so comfortable for you, is it?” - DSI Stella Gibson, The […]
… I alternated between frustrated, angry, and amused every couple of seconds. Eventually I settled on ignoring him until he gave up. “Mansplaining“ is an Internet slang term used to […]
I did. I know. I’m sorry. I couldn’t help myself. But I thought of you the whole time. I swear, I did. I’m nearly at the end of Fifty Shades […]
Read this. List of politicians who will directly benefit from the NHS bill (http://socialinvestigations.blogspot.co.uk). This list represents the dire state of our democracy. The financial and vested interests of our […]
As usual. Laurie Penny is pretty on the money: Women, like everyone else, have been duped. We have been persuaded over the past 50 years to settle for a bland, […]
To help women in academia advance, elite universities should consider scrapping their generous paternity policies. That is the counterintuitive conclusion of a research paper published in the January issue of […]
Still laughing? These statistics, just like the article’s statistic that 85% of all rapes go unreported, illustrate the reality of the rape culture in Britain. It’s far more complex than […]
In analysis of Presidential pardons during the George W. Bush administration, ProPublica has found that whites were four times as likely as non-whites to be granted a pardon. Pardons were granted […]
Well, would you look at this. Hands up everyone who is not surprised at all.
In analysis of Presidential pardons during the George W. Bush administration, ProPublica has found that whites were four times as likely as non-whites to be granted a pardon. Pardons were granted to 12% of whites, 10% of Hispanics and Asians, and zero percent of Blacks and Native Americans. The disparity remained even when investigators controlled for type of crime.
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This is an excellent article from alternet.org and explains, from an interesting sociological perspective, what the War on Contraception is all about.
With that one essential choice came the possibility, for the first time, to make a vast range of other choices for ourselves that were simply never within reach before. We could choose to delay childbearing and limit the number of children we raise; and that, in turn, freed up time and energy to explore the world beyond the home. We could refuse to marry or have babies at all, and pursue our other passions instead. Contraception was the single necessary key that opened the door to the whole new universe of activities that had always been zealously monopolized by the men — education, the trades, the arts, government, travel, spiritual and cultural leadership, and even (eventually) war making.