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u/Fauzlin · 4 pointsr/women

I wonder if this study, once published, will be yet another "boys are this way always" and "girls are this way always" book or if it will actually examine the social constructs that lead to that divide-- things such as expectation, conditioning, archaic gender roles, etc.

We definitely don't need more of the former floating around out there. It's great to know things as they are, but it's better to look at the actual "why"s that make them that way.

A great example of the latter would be Pink Brain, Blue Brain. We need more books like that around.

u/[deleted] · 11 pointsr/women

Cunt: A Declaration of Independence is one of my favorite titles. It may have a shocking name, but it is something that every woman should read. I have purchased copies for many of my friends in hopes they would love it and pass it on.

u/DapperDad · 2 pointsr/women

Try a cook book like this. He'll have fun & it's not a lecture.

As others have noted, the instigator was the mother-in-law.

But beyond that, who does most of the cooking & dish washing in your house? What about laundry? The behaviors you and your husband model & live will have a far greater impact than any book, movie or film will ever have. If you really want to modify his perception, you will probably have to swap choirs with your husband and have him do more cooking, dish washing & laundry. This will leave you to do what are considered some of the more masculine tasks such as mowing the lawn, raking the leaves, plumbing, electrical work etc.

Also keep in mind that his identification of masculine & feminine traits are not necessarily a bad thing. Walking into school in a dress would quickly get him beat up. Certain masculine traits will make him more attractive to females as he matures. Of course, it will be difficult to separate those from stereotypes that really don't matter.

Bottom line: How you live will have a far greater impact on his attitudes about gender roles than anything else.

u/hatekillpuke · 2 pointsr/women

Scott Carrier is absolutely brilliant on the radio, but I found this piece to be a bit unfocused. Reading it in his voice seemed to help a bit.

If you found this story interesting, I highly recommend Jon Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven. Krakauer more deeply explores Elizabeth Smart's story, along with many more in an absolutely fascinating book.

On the lighter side, Dave Chappelle asks, How old is fifteen really?

u/deadasthatsquirrel · 1 pointr/women

Even if you're not trying to conceive or planning to use charting as birth control, I highly recommend the Taking Charge of Your Fertility book. I learnt SO much!

What you and /u/bannana are experiencing is totally normal. Your cervical mucus changes consistency around ovulation, so that it provides the best environment for transporting the sperm to your egg.

u/WildYams · 4 pointsr/women

Maybe I'm the only one who had this thought, but in reading that article I can't help but question why this is being thought of only in a father-daughter context? Why not a mother-son context? After all, if the premise is that even as an adult a woman can not really make the decision to consent to sex with someone who holds so much influence over them as her father, then why not broaden it to say the same thing about a son in relation to his mother?

In any event, to get back to the question in this topic, this article brings up the case of Kathryn Harrison, who by the article's account "didn't grow up with her father, and their incest began when she was an adult", which to me calls into question how much influence her father really might have had over her. I found this to be even more curious when I read the page for her book which states she "did not really meet her father until she was 20". If a grown woman meets a man for the first time and discovers he is actually her biological father, and then she decides she wants to have sex with him, how can it still be rape? I'd love to have that explained to me.

u/cassiope · 2 pointsr/women

Might I suggest, for those who want to reclaim the word, The Princess and the Pizza, or Princess Grace. Not all Princesses Dress in Pink is not my favorite, but isn't bad either.

u/undercurrents · 2 pointsr/women

One way to feel slightly more powerful is to arm yourself with knowledge that you can share with others. This week women activists in Iran were sentenced to 15 years or more in jail for removing their hijabs in public. I was able to answer comments on this post because I pay attention. I told you about it, now you know. Now you can tell others. That's why paying attention to what is going on in the world is so important. Two books you can check out are Persepolis and Reading Lolita in Tehran.

I have a whole list of reading material, but two slightly older books that are still applicable today to the plight of women around the world are Half the Sky and Ayaan Hirsi Ali's autobiography Infidel.

Knowledge is power. Even if you can't directly change the lives of those who are suffering, learning about it and making people aware keeps the victims from becoming invisible. Plus, you never know when dominoes might start to fall.

u/faitswulff · 2 pointsr/women

There's a great book called "Why Does He Do That?" that at some point says that abuse is not a psychiatric illness, but a value system where abusers prioritize their agency over their victims - and furthermore that the psychiatric community was complicit in victim-blaming (excerpt on page 279, look for the bit about Sigmund Freud). I couldn't find a totally apropos quote and I can't find my copy of the book at the moment, but here the author, Lundy Bancroft, addresses the inability to apply a psychiatric label to abuse:

> The basic reference book for psychiatric conditions, the Diagnotic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), includes no condition that fits abusive men well. Some clinicians will stretch one of the definitions to apply it to an abusive client -- "intermittent explosive disorder," for example -- so that the insurance will cover his therapy. However, this diagnosis is erroneous if it is made solely on the basis of his abusive behavior; a man whose destructive behaviors are confined primarily or entirely to intimate relationships is an abuser, not a psychiatric patient.

Another way to think of it is to look at the definition of a mental disorder:

> A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder, is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning
> - Wikipedia

With abuse, the distress or impairment isn't personal but targets someone else.

Full excerpt:

Highly recommend the book.

u/kanuk876 · 1 pointr/women

> Keep in mind how common rape is and how infrequently it's reported

The one-in-four-women figure, for example, is an exaggeration.

In an interview, Sommers said:

> I do worry about a new generation of feminists who have been given a lot of misinformation... Maybe ten percent of 18-24 year old women are very angry people, intoxicated with hatred, believing that maleness is synonymous with violence. Now, this is not true, but they have been fed these statistics. The statistics that I debunk in the book — it's not a mistake that appears in one book. They are repeated and reinforced from textbooks, popular texts, newspapers. Students would have no reason to doubt them. So they believe that one in four women are victims of rape or attempted rape, or that they are still earning 59 cents on the dollar, that they are dying by the scores of thousands of anorexia nervosa. Untrue, yet they believe it. So that is going to be a problem. You are going to have these angry young women out there who believe a lot of false things. It's always dangerous to combine ignorance and moral fervor. So we are going to have some feminist fanatics to contend with, along with all the other fanatics that are in our society.

Keep in mind, also, that male victims of abuse including sexual abuse are systemically neglected and underreported. Why are female victims singled out as somehow more worthy of our concern?

Not only do I find the exaggeration of rape statistics disingenuous and deceitful, it also does a gross injustice to victims of real rape. Like Susan Brison who wrote a book about her rape/attempted murder and her long, painful journey coming to terms with life afterwards.

Susan Brison didn't 'feel bad the next morning' after a love-fling didn't call. She was grabbed, beaten, subjected to forced sexual intercourse, hit on the head repeatedly with a large stone, dragged by her feet into a ravine and left for dead.