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Ann Snitow, 1943–2019 | Dissent Magazine
It’s hard to explain now that feminism wasn’t individualized in the way it is now. It was a group experience—and that is hard to get back. My dear students say, “Thank you for what you did for us.” And I say, “What did I do for you?” And they say, “Now we’re free to have a life on our own terms and do whatever we want to do.” And I say, “No, you’re not free to have a life on your own terms at all. So sorry!”
women  isms  ars-vivendi 
7 weeks ago by janedotx
Women are more likely to be NEET than men NEET rates for women and men... | Download Scientific Diagram
i notice we talk about male neets more than female neets even though there are more female neets
women  isms  mental-illness 
june 2019 by janedotx
Emotional Labor - The MetaFilter Thread Condensed.pdf - Google Drive
Mr Previous, complaining that I ‘was ruining the mood’ if I told him that it hurt when he
was rough or clumsy (or just impatient) during sex. So, never mind MY mood, whenever he did something
that hurt me, I couldn’t just go ‘Ouch, that was a bit too rough, sweetie’, no... I needed to word my pain in
a gentle and, I guess, sexy way, in order not to ruin his precious, precious mood.
women  isms  anecdata 
march 2019 by janedotx
Sexual Violence against Women in North Korea | HRW
It happens so often nobody thinks it is a big deal. Men who sexually assault women don’t think it is wrong, and we [women] do not either. We don’t even realize when we are upset. But we are human, and we feel it. So sometimes, out of nowhere, you cry at night and don’t know why.
women  isms  trauma  mental-illness 
december 2018 by janedotx
Male/Female strength differentials - Ars Technica OpenForum
That's an interesting question.

I don't have any peer-reviewed linkage, but I can add some insight.

I've been a competitive powerlifter for a few years and have seen a lot of results for trained male and female athletes and will make a few generalizations for same:

In terms of absolute strength, men are stronger in upper and lower body strength. This is strongly influenced by the fact that men simply get bigger/carry more lean mass than women do. For women, the top weight class: superheavy or SHW, starts at 198lbs body weight. For men, the SHW class starts at 308lbs bodyweight.

The biggest women powerlifters seem to cap around 200-220 lbs (Becca Swanson comes to mind). Much bigger than that and the lean mass percentage drops off rapidly. For male powerlifters, 200-220 is a light-middleweight where a lot of guys are carry low bodyfat percentages.

Now, when you look at pound-for-pound comparisons, the differences narrow, particulary for lower body strength. Especially in the lower weight classes, say 90-ish to 132lb range top women can be pretty close to men, although there are still differences in upper-body strength that mainfest themselves. In this case the physical structure, lean muscle mass ratios are much closer for women than men, and the results reflect that.

In general, if you could normalize for lean muscle mass fraction you would probably find that men are still stronger, but by a much smaller % particularly in lower body strength. The residual male advantage could likely be chalked-up to the effects of much higher levels of endogenoous androgen/ergogen hormones

For more information, past results, and possibly links to pubs, you can checkout the USA powerlifting website: USAPL
women  strength 
july 2018 by janedotx
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