Men Are The Expendable Gender?

Maybe to other, more powerful men, sure. But let’s not gloss over the fact that women are treated as the expendable gender by men, as a whole. When it comes to the interests of men, women are immediately thrown under the bus. I’ll go into this more under the cut. Read more…


Mike Huckabee Wants To Save You From ‘PC’ History

Isn’t that so nice of him? Clearly he’s thinking about the best interests of the children. Definitely watch the videos too, the experience wouldn’t be complete without it.

Another tenet, from the FAQ page: “We recognize and celebrate faith, religion and the role of God in America’s founding and making our country the greatest place on Earth,” the site reads.

In an introductory letter posted on the website, Huckabee explains further. “Many of our schools and teachers today haven’t found ways to make history for kids fun,” he writes. “Instead, they’re teaching with political bias that distorts facts for the sake of political correctness. As a result, our national pride and patriotism are in jeopardy.”

The site lists four experts on its “Council of Masters” as having designed the lessons, including Dr. Larry Schweikart, the author of A Patriot’s History of the United States, also known as one of Glenn Beck’s favorite history books.

The greatest place on Earth. Yeah, no bias from Mike in these parts, I can see he’s trying to be as cautiously impartial as possible here. God also apparently plays favorites and America got the gold star. Mike just /knows/ this, in his heart I guess.

And wow, that is a darling introductory letter. I wonder, how is Mike’s position on history somehow /not/ political biased and just inherently more fun times and truthful than the apparent ‘PC’ bias being taught to children? He never seems to explain other than using vague terms. No, wait, let me guess. Because he says it’s more truthful and that’s just ‘self-evident’ common sensical so there’s no need to explain. Right. Huckabee never really defines what true ‘national pride’ and ‘patriotism’ is, nor how they are in jeopardy, but they sure /sound/ meaningful. Oh well, maybe he just wants to get us back to those Good Ole Dayz where no one was unhappy or treated badly due to their differences in the least. Or something. Though, I’m still kind of curious. How exactly is being ‘Politically Correct’ a bad thing? He seems to use it as a pejorative but never goes further into it. Odd, that.

Still, this is Mike Huckabee people. If he decides that the only ‘right’ history is the most ‘patriotic’ then we should apparently be grateful, not complaining about stuff like accuracy and facts. It seems we don’t even need to think anymore, as long as Mike Huckabee is around. Because that’s democracy, never saying a negative thing about America ever and accepting a set of beliefs uncritically. Or something. Anyway, thank goodness for Mike Huckabee. If we’re lucky, we just might get him as our next president. Are you excited?

Price Of Admission

The price of admission concept is a term I came up with to describe how most, say, media forms tend to treat being inclusive to women. It’s basically the implicit (and sometimes very explicit) message that women will only be allowed, or are only /worth/ allowing at all, into the clubhouse of media if they meet certain specifications.. or to put it another way jump through hoops (Careful, some are on fire!) and take a lot of crap and general poor treatment while doing so. When it’s examined it starts to be obvious that it’s a pretty blatant double standard. Men are not treated nearly as poorly the majority of the time. I’m not saying men need to be treated badly to somehow balance this out, I’m saying that women need to be treated better. Read more…

Yu-Gi-Oh Versus Women: Aki Izayoi

My first post here might possibly be an essay length one. Even if it’s not, it’s some serious tl;dr type material. Just a fair warning. Though this isn’t the first time I’ve posted this, I’m really just moving it over from Blogger to here. Anyway, y’know how the character Aki Izayoi from Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds struggled with emotions like rage, hopelessness, and sorrow? Well.. 5Ds and the Yu-Gi-Oh anime series in general makes me feel that way, mostly due to the sexism within it. I mention the anime series because I really like the Yu-Gi-Oh GX manga myself. I think I’m starting to warm up to the Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds manga too. Anyway, let’s get started. Below the break I’ll explain my issues with the series as a whole, but in particular I’ll talk about how the treatment of Aki Izayoi finally got me to write about this. Read more…