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Saturday, July 21st, 2007

“Menz” and Trivialization

What about the “menz?” Or sometimes, “teh menz,” to fully devolve into that self-aware style of internet speak. http://www.google.com/search?q=menz+feminism I’m hesitant to make this post as it’s impossible to say anything definitive (it’s very hard to track down the lineages of made up words) and I am personally torn on the subject. As such, I […]

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

In Their Own Words: Men Trivializing Rape

[Note: this post is marked with a special “Ongoing” tag with the expectation that updates will follow and this will be a continuous project at Adonis Mirror. Please skip to the second section to see how to contribute links and quotations of trivialized usages of the word rape.] A 68 year old judge in Nebraska […]

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Running Down a Dream: Bridge to Terabithia

It’s not a DVD, it’s a Disney DVD! I’ve always found Disney’s brand entrenchment to be almost too bizarre for words. It’s like they’re operating out of a Machiavellian psychology handbook that was printed 150 years ago: as if redundancy alone can hypnotize people into believing in your corporation’s self image. For a company that […]

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Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Ward Churchill

At first, I was unsure of what to think about Ward Churchill. I mean, everyone was telling us what to think. FOX News called him a terrorist. Counter-Punch called him a hero. I really wasn’t swayed by the latter’s campaign in his favor: it’s not like Churchill had said anything new and it’s not like […]

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Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Father’s Day

I turned a corner today. I dodged over a wide metal grate, stuck the landing, a hard left, and continued my run onto Main Street. The hot sun and even hotter asphalt compressed me like a vise. Instead of flattening me out into a soupy pancake, the oppressive force of the heat shot me ahead […]

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Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Rory Gilmore as the Feminist Ideal

The CW Network’s Gilmore Girls came to a warm and inoffensive conclusion this past Tuesday. The finale gave everyone pretty much what they hoped for: a chance for the wide pastiche of character actors to take a bow, another windfall of a cameo (Christiane Amanpour), a big kiss, and a goodbye. Like most fans of […]

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

The Left, HPV, and Cancer

Conservative men would rather their daughters die of cervical cancer than give them a vaccine that would allow them to make their own sexual choices in life. That’s the theory given by any number of liberal writers in the political debate over Merck’s Gardasil product. They very well might be correct.   What about men […]

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Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

I recently had the chance to view Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Like many, I knew the basics of the Enron story, I could be a snide finger pointer at the business world like the average liberal-type, but somehow I thought the nitty-gritty details were beyond my comprehension: why bother? The film did […]

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Lead us not into Temptation

Who knew playoff-hockey could cause so much excitement? The facts as they seem to be known: New York State Assemblyman Tom Hoyt (D-Buffalo, Grand Island) invited a number of his fellow legislators and their support staff to watch a hockey game at an Albany area sports bar. Assemblyman Mike Cole (R-142nd District) attended. Cole drank […]

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Sportsmanship as a Morality

I’ve recently gotten back into some amount of geekdom; it all started with a trip to California, a place where males are singularly unapologetic about the stuff. My brother moved there about a year ago and it was not long before a young cousin of ours had him attending Comic-Con and weekly Magic: The Gathering […]

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