Archive | May 26, 2015

All-Male Nonsense by Kecia Ali

Kecia Ali Bio pic officeA brilliant site has been making the rounds of social media: allmalepanels.tumblr.com. I became aware of it just in time to suggest a post: an all-male symposium at Cambridge Muslim College on the future of the madrasa. The original article, since removed, touted its diverse participants, but as someone observed, clearly they only meant diverse styles of facial hair. The organizer apparently chose “to exclude women despite having had the matter brought to his attention” in the planning stages by male participants. (As of this writing, the college still has an all-male homepage.)

Right around the same time, I learned of an Australian Muslim conference taking a slightly different route, advertising an event with thirteen male speakers and three female ones. Not an ideal ratio, but certainly better than many events. What is troubling is the way men and women appear on the poster. Each man has a picture along with his name. The…

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Genderism, trans theory and the hostility towards radical feminism.

The Prime Directive

UPDATE 2: I have re-opened the comments due to renewed interest in this entry.

UPDATE: The comments section is closed due to this entry being linked to r/TheRedPill. Thanks for nothing, you little shits.

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Above: An image from “Artists Against Misandry,” now shut down.

Also see previous entries in this series:
The confusion between sex and gender.
How not to prove the objective existence of gender.

First, what is genderism? It can be used in the same sense as “sexism” and “racism.” And indeed that is how it’s mostly been used. But in this case I mean it in the colloquial sense of people who enforce gender roles. An Australian named Tosson Mahmoud claims he invented this use of the term genderism, although he uses it to fight against “the virus of feminism.”

The concept of genderism, as used in feminism, is usually defined as the belief that certain…

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Today’s reading

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Kingfisher
Page of Cups

This tiny bird, both sexes covered with the colours of the rainbow, is equally at home in the air or in the water. With its remarkable ability to dive beneath the water and catch fish, the kingfisher has been symbolic of ancient wisdom and lore for centuries.

The beginning of healing, perhaps tears bringing emotional release. The cup is a precious gift.

A person who will guide you to a place of healing, perhaps by a message or gift.

Be aware of small signs, that may have later significance. A special person who moves in and out of your life. A free spirit, elusive, but dynamic whose positive energy is illuminating.