When Men’s Rights Go Wrong

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In the wake of the Santa Barbara Shootings, has been a lot of attention focused on so-called Men’s Rights Activists (MRA). It was revealed that Elliot Roger spent a lot of time on websites dedicated to MRAs and their reputation for violent misogynistic rhetoric has led many to speculate that they could have encouraged Elliot’s rampage. Their vocal support of Roger’s actions after the fact hasn’t exactly helped matters. Continue reading

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Elliot Roger: A Monster in Our Own Image (Part 2)

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Yesterday, I explained the motives of Elliot Roger, the student who went on a killing spree in Santa Barbara that left six people dead. Today, I want to discuss how Roger’s thinking is disturbingly wide-spread and how this came to be. Continue reading

Shame of Thrones?

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Brace yourselves: Season 4 is coming. Of course, if you’re American then you’re already a couple of episodes in but for those of us down in SA, GoT is still a few days away. So, in celebration of its arrival, I’ve decided to tackle a topic that’s been bugging me for some time. Is Game of Thrones sexist? Continue reading

Part 1: Opening My Eyes

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To my readers: as penance for missing last week’s deadline, I’ve decided to give you another series. This time I’ll be examining the concept of privilege and how to deal with it. At this stage, I’m not sure how long it will be but I’m aiming for about two to three articles.  Continue reading