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When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men

When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men
In the 1600s, a man named James Mattock was expelled from the First Church of Boston. His crime? It wasn’t using lewd language or smiling on the sabbath or anything else that we might think the Puritans had disapproved of. Yet today, the idea that men are more interested in sex than women is so pervasive that it seems almost unremarkable. The idea that men are naturally more interested in sex than women is ubiquitous that it’s difficult to imagine that people ever believed differently. Early twentieth-century physician and psychologist Havelock Ellis may have been the first to document the ideological change that had recently taken place. Yet the times were clearly changing. So what happened? Of course, ideas about gender and sexuality are not the same everywhere, and within every place and era there are always debates and differing views. Even when gender roles change, sexism has a remarkable ability to adapt--and historical amnesia enables this ability. Related:  Gender Issue

This Guy Took Out a Gigantic Loan to Destroy the Financial System In 2008, anticapitalist campaigner Enric Durán borrowed €492,000 ($642,306) from 39 different financial entities with absolutely no hope or intention of paying it back. But—as you might expect from an anti-capitalist campaigner—he didn't spend it all on diamond kitchen knives and luxury frisbees. Instead, he ploughed it into a number of unspecified anti-capitalist causes and spent the rest on Crisi, a free newspaper that detailed how he'd done what he did and urged others to do the same. That display of reckless Robin Hoodery turned him into a hero overnight, but the one problem with becoming a hero through questionably legal means is that, for whatever reason, the police feel like they have to go and lock you up for it. I’ve been trying to interview Enric for a couple of years now, but—as the 14 financial entities currently trying to send him to jail for embezzlement can attest—he’s kind of a tough guy to get a hold of. Enric with a copy of his newspaper, Crisi. I see. Enric in court.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content "Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse." I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd. My name is Brianna Wu. If you are a woman working in the games industry, especially in a public way, you’re going to experience harassment. The problem with sharing these stories in broad terms is that people think men and women receive the same harassment online. Case Study #1: Nina The Myth: Everyone in the games industry experiences harassment. The Reality: If you are a woman in the industry with a critical opinion, you will get a disproportional amount of criticism, hostility, and scrutiny compared to men. "Anita Sarkeesian once reblogged a Tumblr post of mine and it ended up on Reddit. Case Study #2: Nicole Case Study #3: Elise

Qu’est ce qu’elle faisait dehors à cette heure-là ? Lorsqu'une femme est agressée, force est de constater que les réactions sont toujours du même type : elle l'a cherché. Il est particulièrement stupéfiant de lire les réactions à l'agression d'une femme pour constater que nous ne sommes jamais à notre placez, toujours dans l'erreur, dans le mensonge ou dans l'exagération. « il y a très, très longtemps, les femmes dirigeaient le royaume. Une femme voilée est agressée ? On nous demande d'obéir à des règles qui changent en permanence, qu'on ne connait pas, qui seraient implicites mais peu claires. Un femme voilée est agressée ? Toujours plus grave, jamais assez. Les femmes mentent sur leurs agressions. Je crois qu'on ne mesure plus la violence de cette phrase qui nous dit que des lieux nous sont interdits à certaines heures. Donnez nous les règles. Minijupe, voile ou pantalon, une femme ment. Qu'est ce qu'elle faisait dehors à cette heure-là.

Maude Vallet - Je suis en colère ce soir. Nous sommes en... Iraq: War's legacy of cancer - Features This report contains photos of a graphic nature. Fallujah, Iraq - Contamination from Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions and other military-related pollution is suspected of causing a sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases, and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq. Many prominent doctors and scientists contend that DU contamination is also connected to the recent emergence of diseases that were not previously seen in Iraq, such as new illnesses in the kidney, lungs, and liver, as well as total immune system collapse. There has also been a dramatic jump in miscarriages and premature births among Iraqi women, particularly in areas where heavy US military operations occurred, such as Fallujah. Official Iraqi government statistics show that, prior to the outbreak of the First Gulf War in 1991, the rate of cancer cases in Iraq was 40 out of 100,000 people. Toxic environments The research team interviewed Fallujans about abnormally high rates of cancer and birth defects.

Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds I was going to write about The Big Bang Theory—why, as a nerdy viewer, I sometimes like it and sometimes have a problem with it, why I think there’s a backlash against it. Then some maniac shot up a sorority house in Santa Barbara and posted a manifesto proclaiming he did it for revenge against women for denying him sex. And the weekend just generally went to hell. So now my plans have changed. This annoys me. Because, let’s be honest, this device is old. We (male) nerds grow up force-fed this script. This is, to put it mildly, a problematic attitude to grow up with. I’m not breaking new ground by saying this. And I’m not condemning guys who get frustrated, or who have unrequited crushes. Before I went on Jeopardy! But a lot of things about the show did give me pause. But look. Classic nerd fantasy, right? It’s also, you know, rape. Thank You! You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest and Cheat Sheet. I know people who’ve been through that. And yet. What the fuck is wrong with us?

Douglas Hofstadter - Person Paper on Purity in Language William Satire (alias Douglas R. Hofstadter) From Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern by Douglas R. Hofstadter, Basic Books, 1985. (Original web version: It's high time someone blew the whistle on all the silly prattle about revamping our language to suit the purposes of certain political fanatics. Most of the clamor, as you certainly know by now, revolves around the age-old usage of the noun "white" and words built from it, such as chairwhite, mailwhite, repairwhite, clergywhite, middlewhite, Frenchwhite, forewhite, whitepower, whiteslaughter, oneupuwhiteship, straw white, whitehandle, and so on. There is nothing denigrating to black people in being subsumed under the rubric "white"-no more than under the rubric "person." But Niss Moses would have you sit up and start hollering "Racism!" Another suggestion is that the plural pronoun "they" be used in place of the inclusive "whe." But Nrs. As for Nrs. Nrs.

Messieurs, voici comment distinguer la drague du harcèlement Alors que treize femmes accusent Denis Baupin de harcèlement et/ou d’agression sexuels et que trois d’entre elles (Isabelle Attard, Elen Debost, Sandrine Rousseau) ont décidé de porter plainte, Anaïs Bourdet, auteure du tumblr Paye Ta Shnek, et Manon Bodin du blog Les Féministes par inadvertance, co-signent une tribune pour rappeler ce qui distingue la drague du harcèlement. Un regard insistant, une agression verbale sont-ils les premiers signes de harcèlement ? Le consentement S’il ne fallait retenir qu’un mot, un seul, ça serait celui de “consentement” expliquent-elles très justement, avant de préciser : “(…) interpeller une femme, même une seule fois, avec des propos sexistes, humiliants, insultants, menaçants ou à caractère sexuel constitue déjà une forme de harcèlement. A l’inverse, il y a drague lorsque “deux personnes échangent mutuellement de façon volontaire“. Même chose pour le libertinage, invoqué par Denis Baupin dans son interview à L’Obs :

Why 2013 is the Year of PHP 2012 was an excellent year for the PHP community, thanks to many badly needed features being added to version 5.4, as well as the countless projects, advancing PHP to the next level. In this article, I'd like to review a handful of the issues that people had with PHP in the past, and provide a glimpse at why 2013 just may be the year of PHP! Why the Hostility? This may come as a surprise to you, but many people have negative feelings toward PHP developers, and the language as a whole. You likely know exactly what I mean, if you've considered learning Ruby in the past couple of years, due to some sense of peer pressure. However, before you make any changes, you have to ask yourself: "Why does PHP have such a stigma?" Well, like many of life's important questions, there is no clear-cut answer. Roughly eighty percent of the arguments against PHP are rooted in ignorance. The Beginners There are the beginners, who don't really know how PHP works. One Language to Rule Them All Fighting PHP 4 Scaling

I've Been Forced Out Of My Home And Am Living In Constant Fear Because Of Relentless Death Threats From Gamergate - xoJane They threatened the wrong woman this time. I am the Godzilla of bitches. I have a backbone of pure adamantium, and I’m sick of seeing them abuse my friends. The misogynists and the bullies and the sadist trolls of patriarchal gaming culture threatened to murder me and rape my corpse, and I did not back down. The BBC called me “Defiant,” in a caption. My name is Brianna Wu. Today, I’m being targeted by a delusional mob called “Gamergate.” If you don’t know what Gamergate is, my God do I envy you. It started two months ago, when my friend Zoe Quinn dated Eron Gjoni. If Zoe had been a man, the blog would have been laughed off as the work of a jilted lover. But, no. It tells you everything you need to know about Gamergate that this mob went after Zoe and not the journalist. The Gamergate mob isn’t a new thing, though it’s only recently been named. They ran through their playbook. It’s a playbook that works. What was my crime? I loled. I have to be honest. There’s no easy way to say this.

Girly is the new débile. Je suis tombée sur cet article via Raminagrobis. Je reste toujours assez stupéfaite de l'immense capacité des femmes à s'auto-dénigrer. Le foot est effectivement davantage suivi par les hommes et il était plutôt pertinent de créer un site destiné aux femmes afin de leur enseigner quelques termes footballistiques. Il était même opportun, soyons fou, de genrer le mesage en prenant un ton "entre filles". Passons sur le non féminisme des créatrices , je renonce provisoirement à comprendre comment on peut ne pas être féministe. Pourtant ce qui m'a le plus gênée dans l'article est cette phrase "Le tout est volontairement raconté sur un ton léger, très girly.". Sophie Gourion avait très bien expliqué la capacité des femmes à s'autodénigrer. Beaucoup de femmes ont énormément de mal à sortir des stéréotypes de genre et, au fond, s'y complaisent totalement tant on leur a appris qu'être prise pour une jolie idiote est flatteur.

Une femme sur deux adapte sa tenue pour ne pas être harcelée dans les transports Dans un rapport remis au gouvernement en 2015, le Haut conseil à l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes soulignait que 100% des utilisatrices de transports en commun avaient été victimes de harcèlement. Conséquence: nombreuses sont celles à adapter leur comportement en fonction de cette réalité. C'est ce que tend à démontrer une étude publiée ce mercredi par la Fédération nationale des associations d'usagers des transports (Fnaut). LIRE AUSSI >> "Messieurs, voici comment distinguer drague et harcèlement" La Fnaut a interrogé près de 6000 usagères des transports, pour l'essentiel très régulières (64% des sondées empruntent très fréquemment les transports publics). Dans 89% des cas, personne ne réagit au harcèlement Autre fait notable: le harcèlement n'est pas réservé aux rames de métro vides. 68% des sondées indiquent avoir été harcelées en soirée, mais elles sont presque autant (65%) en heure de pointe ou creuse (54%).

Update from the CEO Sergey and I first heard about Android back in 2004, when Andy Rubin came to visit us at Google. He believed that aligning standards around an open-source operating system would drive innovation across the mobile industry. Most people thought he was nuts. Fast forward to today. Going forward, Sundar Pichai will lead Android, in addition to his existing work with Chrome and Apps. Today we’re living in a new computing environment.

Tak świat traktuje kobiety: ogólnie lepiej, ale wciąż gorzej niż mężczyzn Poniższa mapa przedstawia, jak sytuacja kobiet zmieniała się (albo nie) w poszczególnych krajach od 2006 r. Wystarczy wybrać interesujący nas rejon, żeby otrzymać komplet danych: Doroczny raport Światowego Forum Ekonomicznego (The Global Gender Gap Report) porównuje sytuację kobiet i mężczyzn w 142 państwach świata na czterech płaszczyznach: jakości i długości życia, dostępu do edukacji, udziału w gospodarce kraju i zaangażowania w politykę. W analizach uwzględnia się wyłącznie twarde, publicznie dostępne dane (np. Światowej Organizacji Zdrowia, Międzynarodowej Organizacji Pracy itp.). Jeśli brać pod uwagę wszystkie uśrednione wyniki, najbardziej uderza jeden wniosek: nigdzie na świecie kobiety nie zarabiają lepiej niż mężczyźni. Badanie jest przeprowadzane rokrocznie od 2006 r., ma więc charakter podłużny i pozwala ocenić, w których rejonach świata można mówić o postępie (czyli stopniowym wyrównywaniu szans kobiet i mężczyzn), a przed którymi jeszcze daleka droga. 1. 132.