sexism

Misogynoir: The Awful Cocktail of Patriarchal and White Supremacist Toxins

I’ve talked about white supremacy. I’ve talked about patriarchy. Combine those two toxins and you get misogynoir, the vile poison suffered by women of color, and more specifically, black women.  When asked to address this, I joked and told Geri Miller the amount of rum it would take for me to discuss misogynoir would put me in …

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Men, it’s Past Time We Take Dismantling Patriarchy Seriously

What follows is directed to any men reading this. Any women reading this: please feel free to add to, amend, or correct this diatribe. The LAST thing I want to do is mansplain misogyny to women.  First of all, all patriarchy is sexism. This means you don’t need to use the B word, be a …

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Men: We are not chapters in your redemptive arc. Stop victimizing us as a way to work out your trauma.

The women in these stories are collateral damage, and the purpose of their existence within these narratives is the opportunity they provide for men to grow and learn. The fact of those women’s suffering is at best a footnote.

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