hegans, listen up!

“To save our movements, we need to come to terms with the connections between gender violence, male privilege, and the strategies that informants (and people who just act like them) use to destabilize radical movements. Time and again heterosexual men in radical movements have been allowed to assert their privilege and subordinate others. Despite all that we say to the contrary, the fact is that radical social movements and organizations in the United States have refused to seriously address gender violence as a threat to the survival of our struggles. We’ve treated misogyny, homophobia, and heterosexism as lesser evils—secondary issues—that will eventually take care of themselves or fade into the background once the ‘real’ issues—racism, the police, class inequality, U.S. wars of aggression—are resolved. There are serious consequences for choosing ignorance. Misogyny and homophobia are central to the reproduction of violence in radical activist communities. Scratch a misogynist and you’ll find a homophobe. Scratch a little deeper and you might find the makings of a future informant (or someone who just destabilizes movements like informants do).”

– Excerpted from “Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables State Violence in Radical Movements” by Courtney Desiree Morris (originally published in make/shift, Spring/Summer 2010)

ggw gone wild

Overheard on IBTP:

“I say we infiltrate the next local GGW [Girls Gone Wild] event. Synchronize our watches and, at the prescribed time, run around pulling down as many men’s pants as we can before the cops show up. Bonus points for snorting dismissively at what’s underneath, or pointing out visible skid marks to the cameras.”

assless chaps for peace

“Do the people who admire this kind of thing [Boobquake] ever wonder why there’s no Men’s Auxiliary Assless Chaps For Peace March?” (Via Blamer Occasional lurker.)

Well, wonder no more! Inspired by the…creative? artistic? sexist? yeah, that’s it!…Inspired by the sexist “Support For The Seals!” Facebook page, this vegan feminist is proud to bring you Schlongs4Seals! Here at Schlongs4Seals, our motto is simple (and scantily clad): Show us your pricks! (For the animals, of course.)

Formerly hosted on Facebook (as Schlongs For The Seals and, later, SCHLONGS4SEALS) – which proved less-than-hungry for all our juicy, compassionate man meat – Schlongs4Seals has since moved to its own shiny new domain. Currently only the blog is up and running, but in the future we hope to add photo and discussion capabilities, à la Facebook. Until then, check out our photos on Flickr.

And remember – get those balls screened, boys! Wouldn’t want a little thing like testicular cancer ugging up your cock cleavage!