Archive for Feminism

Millennial ‘Ethics’

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

I recently found myself embroiled with a couple of young women, millennials that I will refer to as A. and S., who seemed to defy all criticisms of millennials that I had experienced.

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Why I Don’t Believe in the Patriarchy (But Still Consider Myself A Feminist).

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle


The patriarchy is like Satan, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. Sure, there’s some kind of cause and effect involved, but the figure itself is bought into being by those wanting to explain more subtle and complex phenomena, but are happy to settle for an easy answer with a face on it.

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James Salter’s ‘A Sport and a Pastime.’

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2020 by Jarrod Boyle


A Sport and a Pastime is considered – by Americans – to be an American classic. My first question, upon finishing the book, is, ‘What makes something a classic? What makes it ‘feel’ like one?’

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Julie Bishop’s Not a Feminist

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , on October 30, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle


What a fucking disgrace.

My First Gay Porn Film

Posted in Film, Observation, Pornography with tags , , , on June 3, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

This is one for the feminazis. Continue reading

A Small Skirmish in the War of the Sexes

Posted in Observation with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Some weeks ago, I attended a dance party known as ‘Devil’s Playground’. Continue reading

In Defence of Pornography

Posted in Pornography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

“There is no place for pornography in a just society.”

–          Gail Dines, ‘How the Hardcore Porn Industry is Ruining Young Men’s Lives’, as published in The Age, May 18, 2011.

“Those magazines, they aren’t about sex. They’re about beauty.”

–          Martin Grimwood, in reference to my collection of Penthouse Magazines, published circa 1970. Continue reading

Eli Roth – Feminist Warrior?!

Posted in Film with tags , , on December 4, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

Who would have picked Eli Roth for a feminist crusader? Continue reading

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