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[Snipped because who the fuck cares what TheFerrett has to say about anything ever]
that awkward moment when this was written by the guy who wanted to create an environment at cons where dudes could be free to grope strange women’s boobs without explicit consent (who needs it when you have a system of buttons for women to wear, indicating if they are comfortable or not with strangers feeling them up), for the sake of sexual liberation or something, because it’s just not FAAAIR that boobs are such a MYSTERY to men!!!!1
Yeah yeah that was years ago and no one cares anymore but honestly, women write this shit all day long, every day, but people can’t trip over themselves enough to praise a man for ~explaining~ it for us, even when he has a history of actually advocating for what many, many women considered to be sexual harassment.
lol I will bring that creepy-ass shit up every chance I get tbh
Fuck TheFerrett and fuck Jezebel for ONCE AGAIN paying a creepy as fuck man to write about issues affecting women, which women have been writing about way better and for way longer
Also the Open Source Boob Project is by far not his only super-sleazy moment but I can’t recall other specifics off the top of my head; I know there was a story about him and a homeless teenage girl though? And he had sex or was otherwise completely inappropriate toward her and ugh
I can’t even read Jezebel anymore because half the comments are “fucking feminists ruin everything” and ableist, fatphobic bullshit. Not to mention even the “feminist” commenters are super classist and resistant to all forms of criticism.
Photo courtesy of Jennifer McCreight
Being an atheist is a hassle, but being a lady atheist can be the pits. Not only do you have to deal with Christians saying you’re going to hell all the time, your beliefs will undoubtedly put you in close proximity with “enlightened” male unbelievers who will unabashedly hit on you and maybe even make rape jokes because, well, there’s no God to punish them. Atheist blogger Jennifer McCreight became well versed in godless misogyny when in 2010 she devised a stunt called “Boobquake” via her blog that called on women to dress immodestly for a designated day (April 26) in response to Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Seddiqi’s claim that things like female cleavage and bare legs cause earthquakes. Of course, Boobquake went viral. The unfortunate by-product was that Jennifer’s instant internet fame resulted in a deluge of hateful, misogynistic emails from fellow nonbelievers.
Once again she took to her blog to respond, authoring a post that called for a “new wave” of atheism that concerned itself with feminism and social justice. And again Jennifer’s ideas exploded all over the insular, male-dominated world of atheism blogs. This led to her setting up an online forum that concerns what has come to be known as “Atheism+.” She plans to continue what she’s doing without compromise, despite objections from the same sort who said nasty things about her boobs. I called her up to see how the fight was going.
VICE: When did you begin getting hassled by sexist atheists?
Jennifer McCreight: When I first started going to atheist conferences, I was warned to avoid certain speakers because they were known for going after younger women. I was often approached after I gave talks, and people would make really lewd, sexual comments to me or basically be talking to my chest.
Then you wrote the post that begot Atheism+.
I basically said that we have to fight back against this. We need to make our own space where we don’t tolerate that kind of discussion or people trying to silence each other with really hateful things. I was actually surprised to see that people were excited about it.
It’s been pretty divisive—I’ve read some blogs that really don’t like the idea of Atheism+, or the message board you’ve created around it.
The people who have been really hateful in the past are obviously pretty cranky about it. They see it as being exclusionary toward white people or men, but that’s really not the point. We have a lot of white men who are happily participating. It’s a space where we can talk about feminism, race, or social-justice issues, and not have people come in with slurs or threats. I think some people feel threatened by that.
Is it fair to say that, on the whole, atheists aren’t that crazy about feminism?
I think, for some people, atheism is the one minority identity they have. They’re not gay, they’re not black, they live in the United States, and a lot of them are middle-class or higher. Being an “atheist” is the one thing that they take on as their cause, and they think it’s the most important because it’s the only one that affects them. It puts their priorities out of order a little bit. Once you’ve figured out God doesn’t exist, that’s great! But there are other irrational things you might believe in, like sexism.
This woman is the best and reddit-atheism is the worst.
Because traditional menstrual products designed to make you feel like you’re wearing a partial diaper, or that you’re a pull-string doll, are toxic to you, the environment, and your wall; It’s time to check out alternative menstrual products.
The only note I have is Diaphragms and cervical caps still have a risk of TSS.
Here’s the deal. People choose their menstrual products for a variety of different reasons, all of which are valid for them. Shaming people because they prefer pads is honestly pretty shitty. These DIVACUPSARETHEONLYWAY evangelists are extremely annoying because they’re assuming everyone has equal access to alternative products, or is able to use them equally. Good news: as an actual feminist, I believe everyone has the right to choose the products that fits them best, even if it’s not a fucking diva cup.
Edit: I wear tampons and I have never felt like a “pull-string doll”, but thanks for telling me what I feel, I guess.