[Discussion] Feminism and social justice, plus FAQ!

This thread is for discussing feminist issues--from the narrow meaning (a movement for social justice in terms of gender equality) to the broader meaning (a movement for social justice, period), and from the scope of issues in gaming and geek culture to kyriarchy in general.

Basic questions are allowed here for now, we will split out a Q&A thread should it become necessary.

Nevin73 wrote:

Wow, that is some shady sh*t, with a large helping of potentially evil heinousness. I have no idea why employers would want to track that information.

In the US as a general matter to attempt to get a better handle on and potentially controlling healthcare costs to the company. Specific to pregnancy some may be tempted to follow misguided actions thinking they can avoid EEOC issues (e.g. not promoting a female employee on the excuse she did not disclose her pregnancy in a timely fashion as the cover story with the underlying bias of "mommy track" thinking).

Outside the US I cannot comment.

Not sure if this is the right thread to put this in, but I am on season three of Big Mouth and am forced to face how much of my own painful adolescence was dictated by the toxic masculinity examined in that show. Wow is it painful to watch at times.

Paleocon wrote:

Not sure if this is the right thread to put this in, but I am on season three of Big Mouth and am forced to face how much of my own painful adolescence was dictated by the toxic masculinity examined in that show. Wow is it painful to watch at times.

(I'm assuming you mean season 2, because season 3 isn't out yet. I was all hopeful and everything!)

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Not sure if this is the right thread to put this in, but I am on season three of Big Mouth and am forced to face how much of my own painful adolescence was dictated by the toxic masculinity examined in that show. Wow is it painful to watch at times.

(I'm assuming you mean season 2, because season 3 isn't out yet. I was all hopeful and everything!)

I thought "My big furry valentine" was season 3.

Paleocon wrote:
Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Not sure if this is the right thread to put this in, but I am on season three of Big Mouth and am forced to face how much of my own painful adolescence was dictated by the toxic masculinity examined in that show. Wow is it painful to watch at times.

(I'm assuming you mean season 2, because season 3 isn't out yet. I was all hopeful and everything!)

I thought "My big furry valentine" was season 3.

Technically it's an inter-season holiday special

Tanglebones wrote:
Paleocon wrote:
Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Not sure if this is the right thread to put this in, but I am on season three of Big Mouth and am forced to face how much of my own painful adolescence was dictated by the toxic masculinity examined in that show. Wow is it painful to watch at times.

(I'm assuming you mean season 2, because season 3 isn't out yet. I was all hopeful and everything!)

I thought "My big furry valentine" was season 3.

Technically it's an inter-season holiday special

ah. It was painful to watch.

Haven’t been posting much in here, because it’s just too damn exhausting. Things aren’t great. Waking up to news from Alabama .... like what the fudge?!?!......

...and Georgia, things haven't been good.

It's all due to Kavanaugh.

Thanks a bunch, Justice Kennedy.

Eleima wrote:

Haven’t been posting much in here, because it’s just too damn exhausting. Things aren’t great. Waking up to news from Alabama .... like what the fudge?!?!...... :(

Literally sick to my stomach even thinking about it.

Tyops wrote:

...and Georgia, things haven't been good.

And Michigan. There's a coordinated effort to get an abortion case in front of the Supreme Court both in the hopes of this Court overturning Roe and to make abortion a central issue in the Presidential election. It's highly motivating for the Republican base, who will turn out to fight abortion, but not for the Democratic base, who won't turn out to protect it.

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For extra misogyny I guess?

And she's a felon, so she loses voting rights.

I could maybe see Roberts vote with the more liberal justices to preserve his "legacy", or whatever. That's a very big maybe.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Tyops wrote:

...and Georgia, things haven't been good.

And Michigan.

And Ohio.
As you pointed out, it’s all part of a grander plan. It’s absolutely terrifying.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

I could maybe see Roberts vote with the more liberal justices to preserve his "legacy", or whatever. That's a very big maybe.

Might have been a second topic of conversation he had with Pence on McConnell on Air Force 2 today.

Eleima wrote:

Haven’t been posting much in here, because it’s just too damn exhausting. Things aren’t great. Waking up to news from Talibama .... like what the fudge?!?!...... :(

Hate living here... so backwards

*edit* fixed a typo.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

And Michigan. There's a coordinated effort to get an abortion case in front of the Supreme Court both in the hopes of this Court overturning Roe and to make abortion a central issue in the Presidential election. It's highly motivating for the Republican base, who will turn out to fight abortion, but not for the Democratic base, who won't turn out to protect it.

Rage Against the Machine sang, "The power pendulum swings by the umbilical cord," and that's what they were referring to.