What’s Current: Women with Asperger’s, body cams to prevent police violence, and opposing sexism, not sex

“Opposing sexism, not sex: how does a feminist mother explain a lap-dancing club?” – Great essay by Glosswitch. [New Statesman]

“How to Have Maintenance Sex.” Because servicing men’s genitals (giving them “release”) is more important than women’s right to not be penetrated when they have no sexual desire for it. Thanks, Jezebel.

The myth of autism as “the extreme male brain” leaves many women with Asperger’s Syndrome going undiagnosed.

Have you seen that new “anti-domestic violence” viral video where boys are asked to slap a girl?

It’s supposedly heartwarming, but here’s an analysis of why it’s bullshit.

Police Violence? Why Body Cams are no solution.

British police officer threatened to arrest woman unless she performed a sex act on him.

Three out of every 10 women in Canada have been raped, as a “low-ball” estimate according to a recent survey.



An American expatriate who fled to the wonderland of Canada, Susan Cox spends most of her time writing, reading, and cooking.

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Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.