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Why Don’t ‘Good Men’ Believe Women?

«Philosopher Kate Manne has described this tendency toward disparate concern for men as “himpathy.” It depends primarily on two ideas: that masculinity is more important than what women are saying; and that women cannot be believed or trusted.»

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Toxische Männlichkeit von Kandel bis Chemnitz

«Der Grundmechanismus wird dadurch relativ offensichtlich: gibt es auch nur den fernen Verdacht, dass eine Gewalttat (mit sexueller Komponente) von einem nicht-deutschen Mann begangen wurde, wird sie für Rechte und besorgte Bürger*innen zum Anlass und zur Legitimation rassistischer Hetze, während sexualisierte Gewalt durch weiße deutsche Täter gänzlich ausgespart und damit tabuisiert bleibt.»

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I Didn’t Want To Be Aroused By My Sexual Assault, But I Was

«This shame, self-blame, and confusion could be avoided if we learned about the complexities of sexual violence: that it doesn’t always involve a morally unambiguous criminal who the victim despises, and the victim can experience emotions other than pure disgust.»

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Body Positivity Is a Scam

«There’s nothing an ad can (or intends to) do to ameliorate any of the actual problems that harm people’s self-perception, but that doesn’t stop brands from taking enormous credit for their newfound surface-level wokeness. There’s no radicalism in the sales department.»

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It's All In Your Head: The Dangers of Disbelieving Female Pain

«Existing in tandem with the disbelief of female pain is the notion that women should experience pain—that it’s ingrained in the ‹feminine› experience. In the ER we’re asked, ‹Are you sure it’s not that time of the month?› When we complain to our parents, or peers, or doctors that our cramps are debilitating, we’re handed painkillers and heating pads but rarely answers. We’re told that periods are supposed to hurt. We’re told that symptoms like nausea, headaches, and debilitating abdominal pain are all just part of the ride. We’re told that everything looks ‹normal.›»

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