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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 19, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

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When Lisa Wilkinson explained on ‘The Project’ television program that Eurydice Dixon was murdered by a man who was the pointy end of a patriarchal culture which is driven to murder women as it sexualises them, I was outraged.

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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

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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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Lady Gaga: Magnificently Ugly

Posted in Film, Real Men with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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If Hollywood filmmaking is spellcasting, A Star Is Born seduced me absolutely. Continue reading

Rousey and Zingano – Feminist Warriors?

Posted in fighting, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , on March 24, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

The weigh-in for the recent Ronda Rousey / Cat Zingano fight on UFC 184 was not only exciting, but also instructive on the subject of sexual politics. Continue reading

Sam's Comment, or Showing Jarrod Who's Boss

Posted in Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Every time a woman responds to something I have written on this blog relating to feminism, she claims she can’t understand it [see ‘Why I do Not Call Myself a Feminist]. I think Sam’s comment, however, is the most astute and insightful I have received here. I wanted to feature it as a post in its own right – because of its perspicacity, but also because I guess I need to talk about the grinding of this particular axe.  Continue reading

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