> It can be freeing, then, to instead adopt an ironic stance that allows women to identify against what they clearly are not: A cartoonish man-hater bent on total male destruction. And by squarely targeting anti-feminists, ironic misandry avoids dwelling on what feminists themselves are doing right or wrong.

i.e. “This is what I am not. So as not to get bogged down in the particulars and complexity — the distracting, fruitless, endless, choose-your-own-adventure minefield — of what I am”.

The Trap

Worth watching. Again, really (I plan to). I think one of my favorite aspects of the production is that it’s controversial.

It’s such a recent history and yet still illuminating in its historical detail. It’s almost too close. The conclusion it reaches isn’t cut-and-dry and I can see how someone, even after having watched the entirety of the three-part series, could disagree with the conclusion whole-heartedly.

I watched it alone (which is fitting, if you’ve seen it) but this could be a great group-watch. Best to leave some time for discussion after.

For links to the epsisodes, hit the “The Trap on AhSinistrah” tag on this post.



I’m blocking 103 twitter accounts, almost all of which are numbered obviously spam accounts.

100 total blocks on two accounts.

Edit: I originally provided links to the two block lists. I changed my mind, though — some of those blocks were personal. While I ultimately have no qualms, really, with the people whom I’ve blocked finding out about it — there’s no malice implied, just privacy, after all — I feel that the temptation to reflexively hit the provided “block all” button might be too great and I don’t want to provide an all-too-easy path that might prevent anyone I’ve blocked, for my own personal reasons, from getting followers.

Maybe that could be a future update — the ability to prevent some selected accounts from being included in one’s personal block list.