Not since the chastity belt has there been so much interest in apps and gadgets designed to prevent sexual violence. But do they work, and what do they say about us? This article originally appeared in Undark and you can read the full article on their website.
The Triggering is/was a movement to “trigger” people on social media (specifically social justice warriors) by posting upsetting content. It was dreamed up Lauren Souther, inspired by a South Park episode. You can read more in Charles Pulliam-Moore’s piece on Fusion. Unsurprisingly, people who participated mostly did not understand what trigger warnings are for. In … [Read more…]
The Onion, a while ago, nailed it on the head. “Saying that she just wanted a little time to relax and “not even think about” confining gender stereotypes, local health care industry consultant Natalie Jenkins reportedly took a 30-minute break from being a feminist last night to kick back and enjoy a television program.” If … [Read more…]
Fellow blogger, BitterballenBruid, has written a few posts about how she is childfree and plans on staying that way and how, very often, this makes people lose their minds. I used to be much more sympathetic to her plight. I used to get those comments all the time. Then, at 29, I got divorced. And … [Read more…]
Listening to a recent Lexicon Valley podcast, triggered a memory about how, as a kid, I was chastised for swearing. I was probably around 13 or 14 years old and had used, as teenagers often do, a word that some adult authority figure in my life thought was inappropriate. Their response was that swear words … [Read more…]