A few words on harlotry, the marriage industrial complex and Steven Crowder

It has come to my attention recently that some guy named Steven Crowder got married – and, for some reason, used that as a chance to launch into a massive diatribe about sluts and harlots and what have you. It was picked up my Jezebel and much hilarity involving gifs ensued. My initial reaction toContinue reading “A few words on harlotry, the marriage industrial complex and Steven Crowder”

Dear Scott Adams, it’s mostly FEMALE lions who hunt. And so on.

So Scott Adams, the man behind Dilbert (oh the humanity!), showed his ass again. I read about it on Feministe. I’m not going to link to his original post – because screw it. Still, I’d like to address it. Because oddly enough, I do agree with Scott Adams on one important point – there certainlyContinue reading “Dear Scott Adams, it’s mostly FEMALE lions who hunt. And so on.”

Sick of this Dworkin crap

People who are fans of Andrea Dworkin’s writing insist that she was too ahead of her time for men or women to really get her. I agree in part. Dworkin was, by all evidence, a woman of superior intelligence whose work changed a lot of people’s lives – whether leading to some form of politicalContinue reading “Sick of this Dworkin crap”

Expats! In Moscow! Drinking! Banyas! Girls! And wishing daddy could see how naughty you’re being!

Disclaimer: Deirdre Clark, who uses the pen name Deirdre Dare, used to write a column for The Moscow News. MN is also the place where I work. Just putting that out there. The best part to this piece by Anna Blundy, on the life of Western expats in Moscow, can be found in the comments.Continue reading “Expats! In Moscow! Drinking! Banyas! Girls! And wishing daddy could see how naughty you’re being!”

Infidelity, Russian-style

Hell yeah. World Cup. But anyway… I read Julia Ioffe’s piece on infidelity in Russia with great interest, particular because it was for Slate’s DoubleX, and I never really know what the hell I am supposed to make of that particular outfit. A part of me despises it, a part of me is continually intrigued.Continue reading “Infidelity, Russian-style”