#MenArePeopleToo

Boy receiving treatment for wounds

It’s plausible to think that ignoring the murdered boys, and paying extra attention to the kidnapped girls in Nigeria is merely because the latter are still alive and can be potentially saved. But, do you seriously think that if a terrorist group captured 200 boys and slaughtered thousands of girls, the headlines would be #bringbackourboys?

I Don’t Thank Slaves, Rape Victims or Soldiers

war wounded military Flickr 538 x 354

Rape, slavery and war all involve abuse of human bodies. We would never praise rape-victims for giving pleasure to their rapist, nor laud slaves for being good whipping boys. Ayami Tyndall explains that, by the same logic, he cannot praise soldiers for having their bodies and minds subjected to horrific abuse.

The misandry of Code.org

Close up of woman eye with futuristic interface showing binary codes and circuit board

As women and girls grow ever more special in our culture, the fix is now in on getting more women into the field of computer programming. Since we can’t ask them to compete with men or each other to earn it, we can now simply pay off the teachers who might refer them.