Monthly Archives: December 2014

Rereading de Beauvoir 8: History, Ch. 4

Part Two, History. Chapter 4 (107-127): God the Father Edition This chapter opens with the shift to Christianity and, yes, another litany of quotes from the men who would rule over us. A brief selection: St. Paul: “Neither was man … Continue reading

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Rereading de Beauvoir 7: History, Ch. 3

Part Two, History. Chapter 3 (93): How do they loathe us, let me count the ways: By now, woman has been “dethroned by the advent of private property” (93) – keeping in mind that according to SdB she was never … Continue reading

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Rereading de Beauvoir 6: History, Ch. 2

Part Two, History. Chapter 2 (78): The rise and fall of the goddess edition… So, I realise that at this rate, I’ll be in a Zimmer frame before I get through the book, since the last post in the series … Continue reading

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Ministry of Anti-Feminism

Our Cringemaking Minister in Charge of the Ministry of Women I hesitate to say that Louise Upston, newly in charge of the newly named Ministry of Women, should be put in the same category as those politicians and members of … Continue reading

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Quitting the Media III: Skylight!

I went to see the latest incarnation of David Hare’s play “Skylight”, which is being streamed into New Zealand theatres via NTLive. This new one stars Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan, and you should go see it if you can. It’s … Continue reading

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