Feminism from a tone-deaf male’s perspective

Lost in Translation by Kris Krug, licensed CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

A discussion about feminism and a blog post by Gretchen Kelly got me thinking about what feminism and gender equality means to me. I wanted to share some of my thinking, even though it may offend many.

My daughter can be a princess if she wants to be

Fountain Square girls with flowers

Rian wrote a thought-provoking post titled “Thoughts on being a terrible dad” which touches on something most parents probably feel: frustration at being told how to raise our kids: My daughters love princesses, and I sometimes tell them to be careful. According to the internet, this makes me a terrible father. And I’m getting a…… Continue reading My daughter can be a princess if she wants to be

Howling sexism and feminist exaggeration

If you haven’t read “Ramphele et al: The world according to angry feminists” in Daily Maverick, do yourself a favour and read it. Crying wolf would not matter if the wolf did not actually exist. The problem is that it does. That is why, when feminist activists pounce on the most flimsy evidence and strained…… Continue reading Howling sexism and feminist exaggeration

Geek feminism and sexuality myths

Interesting post about a fascinating issue titled “The Dark Side of Geek Feminism”: Has feminism really reached a point where we create demons when none are present? Have we reached a point where the mere idea of sexiness, of owning one’s own sexuality, is threatening? Or is this just a case of NIMBY-ism for the…… Continue reading Geek feminism and sexuality myths