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News. AlterNet - Watch Maher take on those who freaked out after. Bill Maher: The Right-Wing's Pathetic Fake "Manliness" Explained: How Big Is Sochi's Terrorism Problem? MENESES FILIP/Aftonbladet/IBL/ZUMA Update 1, Friday, February 7, 12:45 PM EST: An airliner from the Ukraine was forced to make an emergency landing in Turkey due to a hijacking attempt, AFP reports.

Explained: How Big Is Sochi's Terrorism Problem?

Turkish officials told CNN that a passenger, believed to be of Ukrainian nationality, "said that there was a bomb on board" and wanted the plane to land in Sochi. AFP says that he was "brandishing a detonator. " Update 2, Friday, February 7, 4:30 PM EST: The AFP reports that the man, born in 1969, was "apparently drunk" and only said that he was brandishing a detonator.

According to Istanbul's governor, the man did not have a gun or explosives. This week, Americans nervously descend upon Sochi, Russia, to cheer on their favorite athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. ​ Who are these terrorists, and what do they want? The group's self-appointed leader is Doku Umarov, nicknamed "Russia's bin Laden" (photo below). Wikimedia When has the Caucasus Emirate carried out attacks before? Feminism: To hate the Patriarchy is not to Hate Men.

Posted Jan 19, 2014 - 7:21 PM: I am not clear on what you meant by including green and drug issues in with issues of discrimination and social injustice.

Feminism: To hate the Patriarchy is not to Hate Men

The are issues because some people agree with them and others don't. They come about from a desire to enforce the status quo and to enforce norms. My way being THE way. My tradition being valid only because it is my tradition. They come about because some people do not like the ideas being enforced upon them. The MEME associated with feminists comes about through different mechanisms. Feminists are dismissed as man haters, which serves to distract from their legitimate desire to improve the lot of women. Do you really think that this is a recent development?

The meme is the woman who wants in on defining the parameters of her world, dismissed as a 'feminist' lesbian man hater. George carlin describes rush limbaugh. Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes (2006. Hip hop beyond beats & rhymes 640x480. Testosterone poisoning. Testosterone poisoning is a pejorative neologism that refers not to actual poisoning, but to a negative perception of stereotypical aspects of male behavior.

Testosterone poisoning

This speculative and controversial expression is based on a belief that men and boys with more masculine traits have more negative traits than they would otherwise. The term capitalizes on the perception that masculinity is controlled by the androgen testosterone. Origins[edit] An early printed reference to "testosterone poisoning" came in 1975 from actor Alan Alda He said: "Everyone knows that testosterone, the so-called male hormone, is found in both men and women. Ten years later, that same sentence from Alda's article was quoted in the 1985 book A Feminist Dictionary[2] Carl Sagan gave the phrase more publicity when he praised Moondance magazine writer Daniela Gioseffi's American Book Award winner Women on War: A book of searing analysis and cries from the heart on the madness of war.

Some took offense at this phrase. Usage[edit] Why Your Image of the Strongest Man in America Is Probably Wrong. Why are men so often left out of our conversations about gender?

Why Your Image of the Strongest Man in America Is Probably Wrong

While examining the impact of sexist stereotypes on women is crucial, it's only half of the story. Patriarchal notions of manhood don't just harm women, they hurt men. Toxic definitions of masculinity lead to well-documented problems like high rates of gun violence, suicide and sexual violence. That's why organizations like the Representation Project are committed to advancing the discussion about how gender limits the freedoms of both women and men. They recognize that society's gender ideals aren't only damaging for women; they're universally harmful. Image Credit: the Representation Project Their latest video examines how stereotypes constrain all people from the moment they are born.

Imran Siddiquee, the director of communications at the Representation Project, told PolicyMic he hopes the video sparks a dialogue about what sexism looks like. Image Credit: AP. Kristen Schaal. Miss Representation. Misogyny & Mass Shooting. Sexism. The Take off The Gloves Meme. War & Madness.