This page contains open responses for issues which don’t really fit the “basics” page. The “basics” page is intended only for issues that are of a general nature like the wage gap, gendered violence, terminology and such, whereas this will be for dealing with specific articles, posts and similar. These aren’t basic resources, but rather responses to cases where an issue has come up enough that it’s worth keeping a response around that can be linked to, updated and edited where necessary.
Dogs, Lizards and Thermostats; A Privilege Analogy
The inaccuracy of the analogy comes from several large misunderstandings including the difference between varied tolerances and varied conditions, the initial system state, and the fallacy of control. A more accurate analogy is presented, this one involving monkeys.
All Rapists Think All Men Rape
Do all rapists think all men rape? We don’t know, actually, because this idea doesn’t track back to any reputable study or research. Even if it did, though, would that mean what many feminists think it means? I’m sure you can guess: likely not.
Rapists And Lad Mags
What happens when poor scholarship meets worse journalism and a side-order of ideological bias? If you answered “a Jezebel article,” you’d be right.
A Photo Full Of Questions
This photo posits many questions rhetorically, I take them on literally. Turns out there are some remarkably good answers.
A Workshop With Katz, And The Difference Between Rational And Irrational Fear
Does fear equate to risk? The answer, of course, is no. So why do so many ideologues seem to think that women’s fear of assault equates to risk, and man’s lack of fear equates to safety even when the statistics disagree?