Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Since when do men enjoy freedom from violence?

In Melbourne recently, a 17 year old girl was murdered as she walked alone in a park around 7pm in the evening. Apparently it was some random attack by someone who was 'known to the police'. It makes me sad that violent or mentally ill people who are known to the police are allowed to wander the streets to potentially commit more violence against people.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Being polite to women is sexist

Yesterday I read a lead paragraph that was part of a larger article about a study done in the UK (I think) about a term called 'benevolent sexism'. I didn't read the entire article, as I didn't have time or interest, but I've seen discussions on it before. Today I thought I'd write about it.