Posts by Danielle

  • Speaker: Not even a statistic, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Learning self-defence will not, as I said, keep you safe from being raped.

    Why are we still using "teach women to do stuff" arguments anyway? I'm sick of learning all these fucking things. Let's teach some men to do stuff for a change.

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  • Hard News: A wretched editorial,

    I’m not sure which of part of David’s post I find more amusing: the implication that the media shouldn’t have talked to the victim of an extremely newsworthy sexual assault *because she’s pretty*, or his low opinion of the “data” used in support of a feminist theoretical term he had apparently never heard of before this week.

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  • Hard News: A wretched editorial,

    My wife is fond of quoting Germaine Greer: “Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.”

    That's what's - excellent? Terrifying? Both? - about the internet: it gives women great insight into how much (some) men hate them. Or dismiss them, or patronise them, or shame them, or any other sort of action that denies personhood. Which then inspires the kind of online analysis that can deconstruct and refute misogynist arguments and rhetorical tropes. I reckon few people outside academia were thinking about that before. Hearts and minds and all that.

    (This may be the most Pollyanna argument about misogyny I've ever made. Don't worry, I'll snap out of it soon.)

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  • Hard News: A wretched editorial,

    Call it the iceberg theory.

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  • Hard News: A wretched editorial,

    Yes Rich, evocatively put.

    (I have certain PAS threads in mind. One had to be closed late last year, IIRC.)

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  • Hard News: A wretched editorial,

    Tag team represent!

    I tend to assume that there is a large group of lurking Guys Who Don't Get It rolling their eyes at everything feminist I post. (Here. Anywhere.) On the other hand, I am quite heartened by how rapidly the consent conversation has changed in the last few years, and how "mainstreamed" it has become. It's not like most people agree with my side, but my side *exists*. It's there to be grappled with, or dismissed, or in some way acknowledged. That's rad. (Uh, unless the acknowledgement is threats. That is somewhat less rad.)

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  • Hard News: A wretched editorial, in reply to David MacGregor,

    Was it to promote the interview subjects views about ‘rape culture’ (whatever that neologism really means)?

    Feminist theorists have been talking about rape culture for about 40 years now. Susan Brownmiller's Against Our Will came out in 1975. Also, if you're actually interested in what it means, it has a wikipedia entry complete with academic references.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Big Day Out, Out, in reply to Russell Brown,

    this is not my experience at all

    Yeah, the munter BDO was the Metallica-headlining one, but that wasn't its general vibe every year. (Also, that was the BDO at which I spotted a woman with the arm tattoo of the heads of *all* the members of INXS, so it was clearly a bit of a winner.)

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  • Hard News: The Letter,

    I approached my MP about my husband's residency application in 2002. No one tapped me on the shoulder for a donation afterwards.

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  • Feed: A scientist researches restaurants,

    I just want to second Geoff’s recommendation of Sabroso in Rotorua. If you like Latin American food it’s actually worth driving a bit out of your way if you’re on some sort of North Island road trip. (We may have arranged trips to Rotorua based on whether or not they would be open that day. Ahem.)

    ETA: I mean, look! http://www.sabroso.co.nz/food.html Who wouldn’t want to eat there?

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