THUNK – 40. Why Does Feminism Turn on Itself?

There’s a lot of vitriol for feminists…sometimes from other feminists. Why do cultural movements advocating acceptance and egalitarian principles breed so much infighting?

-Links for the Curious-

A fantastic article from a feminist blogger about the fear of retaliation from bigots for being extreme, and retaliation other feminists for not being extreme enough (thanks to Latkos L for this one!) – quinnae.com/2014/01/03/words-words-words-on-toxicity-and-abuse-in-online-activism/

An emotionally charged editorial from a sex-negative feminist about being a minority within a minority of feminism – www.xojane.com/issues/im-a-sex-negative-feminist

A study demonstrating the effect of blind auditions on gender balance in orchestras – www.nber.org/papers/w5903

A perfect example of the odd barriers of interpretation which arise when cultural referents are stripped away – i.imgur.com/7FcH3oW.jpg

No, seriously, Picard is the best. – www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W0ff2Xns5g

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