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Daily Archives: March 17th, 2010

On “Mawms”

  Cindi writes: You wrote this in a previous entry: This is a relatively trivial point, but Paula’s reference to grown women as “moms” offends me. Children refer to their mothers as “moms;” other people should speak of them as mothers or women. To me, this cutesy, sentimental language is a way of shielding women […]

Against a “Men’s Movement”

  SAGE McLAUGHLIN WRITES: I should say that I find the idea of a “men’s movement” not merely quixotic but wrong. The basic premise is that there are political and social interests that are specifically male interests, which all men share in common and which must compete with women’s interests to prevent men being defrauded […]

Our Divided Military

  IMAGINE IF in addition to smallpox, inadequate supplies, and a numerically superior enemy, the American Revolutionary forces had to deal with hundreds of sexual assault cases filed by soldiers against other soldiers. Imagine Washington’s officers sifting through accounts of who touched whom. The Queen would be drinking tea in D.C. right now. But that’s the situation our modern military finds itself in. […]

Roissy and the Men’s Movement

  IN A piece called “So who is on the side of men?,” Mark Richardson, an excellent Australian analyst of feminism, considers  the influence of Roissy, the blogger who offers advice on female conquest and is widely touted as an inspirational force for men. Richardson writes: So is Roissy then someone who is better placed to lead a men’s movement? A […]

The Dame of Sark

  THE ISLE OF SARK in the English Channel was the world’s only surviving feudal state up until two years ago. During World War II, it was occupied by the Germans. Many residents chose to stay for what would be a bitter five-year ordeal. Sybil Hathaway was then the Dame of Sark, the island’s female hereditary ruler, and […]