MK Feminist

Throat-punching the patriarchy since 2011

Archive for the ‘Gender’ Category

50 Messed Up Expectations

This infographic was recently brough to my attention via one of my feminist facebook groups; after reading the first few points, I just thought it was stupid and unoriginal, but not really worth that much thought.  However, the more I kept reading, the more worthy of my attention it seemed.  By the time I reached [...]

Genderless Baby Re-Blog

Hey everyone, A while back I wrote a post called The Amazing Genderless Baby! in which I talked about gender-neutral parenting and parents who choose not to disclose the sex of their child. The Bitch Magazine website has just published a blog post dealing with the same subject.  In the post, titled “End of Gender: [...]

The Great LEGO Debate Continued

Here’s a follow-up to The Great LEGO Debate that I wrote about a couple of months ago.  I don’t really have much more to say on it because Anita Sarkeesian says it all for me.  She’s made two SUPER videos about the entire LEGO controversy, delving into the history of the company and how it’s [...]

The Amazing Genderless Baby!

I’m just going to come right out and say it.  Just because YOU can’t tell what someone’s gender is doesn’t mean they don’t have one. Today’s topic arises from a somewhat dated news story, but it’s still extremely relevant.  Last May, a Toronto couple were demonized as irresponsible, negligent parents after a story ran in [...]

Yer Usin’ It Wrong

I have had this argument time and again with friends, acquaintances, and kids I taught.  While the word ‘gay’ is still used to refer to an entire group of people, it is not appropriate to also use it as a synonym for ‘stupid’ or ‘bad’.  So stop it. Now, for a much more eloquent articulation [...]

The Great LEGO Debate

As some of you may have noticed, LEGO is receiving a great deal of attention from the media and blogosphere regarding their new ‘Friends’ line, aimed specifically at girls.  Many are expressing disappointment and frustration at the same old gendered stereotyping that has been trotted out by toy companies for generations now.  Others see subversive [...]