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Remembering and Honoring Chief Wilma Mankiller

Here are a few posts by me, with links back to my blog, as many of my posts contain links to other sources, and it is easier for me to link back here, than to replicate all the links on this website.

I apologise for any inconvenience this causes any readers, and welcome you all to read what follows:

All three of these links are about the life and work of Chief Wilma Mankiller.

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama

To read an open letter to the U.S. President, regarding his public statement about sexual assault in the United States, see here.

His letter is included at the blog site.

Here is my response:

Dear President Obama,
I am concerned that actions that can lead to a decrease in sexual assault, particularly against populations most vulnerable in our free society, are not being accomplished, and are not even being advocated by the Leader of this land.

The Radical Right-wing Mascu-nazis

This piece addresses the problem "Nazis" among us, and the utter stupidity of white het male mascu-nazis pretending that feminists are nazis, in any way at all.

See here for more.

An excerpt follows:

"When Men Cry Unrape", or "The Men Commandments", or "Why Zed has No Cred"

This piece is in response to the ridiculous antifeminist tactics of Men's Wrongs Activists posting misinformation about radical feminists, often quotes either taken out of context, published as non-fiction when from novels, or putting forth things radical feminists never said in the first place. It's done all the damn time. I wish more men would correct this CRAP when they find it online and offline.

The post is here.

A copy of a portion of it follows below.

Fidelbogen is an Antifeminist Asshole: Proof Follows

Below is a post I did on the Men's Wrongs Activist, Fidelbogen, who feigns intelligence while spewing antifeminist trash. For links in tact, see the original post here.

Don't know Fidelbogen? Good. You're lucky. But for those who do wish to know about him and his, errrm, irrational/misogynistic and antifeminist political perspectives and allegiances with uberprivileged whiteboys, see here and here. The latter blog is called... get ready to laugh:

"The Counter-Feminist"

Women in the military and the myth of male combat

( As always this can be seen in the original context, and with he original comment threads of critical masculinities blog here )

Metrosexuality and hegemonic masculinity

By Matthew Hall

Today, as never before, there are a plethora of men's beautification
products, ranging from simple shaving related products, to hair styling
products, moisturizers and at the more extreme end of the male beautification
market, men’s cosmetics. Indeed 2008 saw a flurry of men’s cosmetics
launched including top names such as YSL’s ‘touche éclat for men’,
Jean Paul Gaultier’s ‘Monsieur’ range and Superdrug stocking ‘Taxi
Man’. In 2010 the market for men's toiletries accounted for a record £868

Generation Kill - a study in hypermasculinity.

( As always this can be seen in the original context of critical masculinities blog here )

Oh that's right, I don't just talk about regular masculinities, I talk about hypermasculinities.