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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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  • Raysa_Lite

    From the first article:
    “And husbands are so deadly in part because in America they have ready access to firearms, even when they have a history of violence. In other countries, brutish husbands put wives in hospitals; in America, they put them in graves.”

    How sad is this? That the implication is that we, as American women, would be LUCKY to only end up in a hospital?

    And we can’t even call it what it is, which is male violence. We are being pushed to call it “gender violence”.

  • Tired feminist

    Killing masculinity will do both.

    • Jokuvaan

      I don’t really think that thats a realistic scenario but I’m curious how you would intend do it?
      Of course with the resources and power available to you.

  • FierceMild

    But he is a doood and therefore entitled to our respect and a platform from whence to spew his inanities.

  • Mar Iguana

    “Fake fingernails are so 2005. Grow them out yourself until the sharp edges are so long they can curve all the way around his throat.”

    Beauty tip: I do grow my own. Right now they are an inch long, achieved by using brush-on krazy glue which also shines like clear polish.

    Won’t quite reach around his throat, but my fingers are double jointed. I can bend just the last joint giving them a claw-like appearance that could cleanly slice through a jugular vein like a tiger paw.

    Drives the boys wild. Too much fun.

    • Meghan Murphy

      Krazy glue! Ingenious!

  • Cassandra

    Right on, FierceMild! So true.

    I HATE how those in control erase the agent. It really, really makes me mad. “Spousal violence?” “Gender violence?” FUCK!!

    I saw this in a headline in the New York Times the other day in a piece (written by a man) about the Elizabeth Warren incident. It said something like “Silenced by the Senate, Elizabeth Warren something something…”
    The Senate? The Senate?! It was MEN. It was fucking MEN.

    You do wonder if they’re trying to not fall into the trans trap, but that would be giving them too much credit, methinks. And as you said, that’s refuted by the liberal use of “he” and “his” and on and on when it’s a man doing something manly and fabulous.

    • Tired feminist

      Reminds me of this quote:

      “Almanina Barboux, a black militant woman in Philadelphia, once pointed out to me: “the women’s movement is the first in history with a war on and no enemy. ” I winced. It was an obvious criticism. I fumbled about in my mind for an answer: surely the enemy must have been defined at some time. Otherwise, what had we been shooting at for the last couple of years? into the air? Only two responses came to me, although in looking for those two I realized that it was a question I carefully avoided.

      The first and by far the most frequent answer was “society”. The second, infrequently and always furtively, was “men” . If “society” is the enemy, what could that mean? If women are being oppressed, there’s only one group left over to be doing the oppressing: men. Then why call them “society”? Could “society” mean the “institutions” that oppress women? But institutions must be maintained, and the same question arises: by whom? The answer to “who is the enemy?” is so obvious that the interesting issue quickly becomes “why has it been avoided?”

      The master might tolerate many reforms in slavery but none that would threaten his essential role as master. Women have known this, and since “men” and “society” are in effect synonymous, they have feared confronting him. Without this confrontation and a detailed understanding of what his battle strategy has been that has kept us so successfully pinned down, the “women’ s movement” is worse than useless: it invites backlash from men, and no progress for women.”

      Ti-Grace Atkinson

      From here: https://www.facebook.com/RadFemCollective/posts/848244885301126

    • FierceMild

      Makes my blood feel like hot sauce.

  • Meghan Murphy

    Oh my god I didn’t know any of this!

  • FierceMild

    Right?

  • FierceMild

    I kind of like the term Gender Violence in a way. It points to the actual problem (gender) I just don’t think most people know what gender means which renders it bloody useless.