Lady Sarkeesian’s Brave Knight, Ben Kuchera

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Ben Kuchera, writing at Polygon, wants us to know that violence against women in video games is not acceptable. And that women are, apparently, just dogs to be kicked in most video games. Or something like that. Mateusz Wacek looks at his logic and finds it wanting.

The World’s Fastest Patriarchy Disproof

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AVfM welcomes 17 year old Josh O’Brien, who has already figured out that the “Patriarchy” myth of privileging men over women is, well, a myth. When youngsters are already figuring it out for themselves, we have hope that this hateful notion will die within our lifetimes.

Valentine’s Day for dummies

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On Valentine’s Day men are expected to romance the woman in their lives without expecting anything much in return. This February many will be jumping through heart-shaped hoops like well trained circus animals, but perhaps a few self-respecting men will instead opt to go their own way.

The sexual-relations contract

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The sex-relations model of gynocentric culture sees men placing their lives in the service of women, and despite occasional hand-wringing about a decline in chivalric service to women, the practice appears to be alive and well. Peter Wright offers some historical background on the origins of male servitude.

Unraveling the myths of gynocentric culture

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At what point did isolated instances of gynocentrism morph into full-blown gynocentric culture? Peter Wright explores the difference between Paleolithic instances of gynocentrism and the beginnings of the pervasive gynocentric culture we have grown familiar with today.

The spirit of chivalry (1818)


Traditionalists and feminists share a common dream of entitled women; traditionalists maintain conventional entitlements for women, while feminists work to extend the range of those entitlements. In 1818 Sir Walter Scott detailed how chivalry is the force that makes all this possible.

Timeline of gynocentric culture

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That we live in a gynocentric culture is not rationally disputable to anyone who looks around with open eyes. Many thinkers believe this elevation of women, and the rampant male disposability that goes with it, has been central to the human race for millions of years. But does history bear that interpretation up?