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Dismantle, from a feminist perspective, all forms of oppression, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Advocate for an equitable environment free from violence and harassment based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The 10 "Manliest" Ways to Die...

As feminists (and educated individuals in general) we know the dangers that come when certain things are labeled according to gender stereotypes. Manly;girly; they're all adjectives that individuals use to describe something that is supposed to pertain to a specific gender. The other day, I was stumbling around the internet when I came across a website that struck me as, well, rather idiotic and just plain annoying. Upon a mere glance at the title of the webpage, "The 10 Manliest Ways to Die" I knew I would be in for a real treat. This website cites the 10 "manliest" ways to lose one's life, writing about ten men who have perished in very "manly" ways. What makes something manly? I mean, how does one die in a manly way? This is a concept that I have yet to grasp. What makes being impaled through the heart by a short-tailed sting ray, jumping into a volcano or, my personal favorite, being killed by a robot, something that can make you uber masculine? I would hate to see what the idiots at this website would determine to be the most "girly" ways to die. It is not surprising, however, that these people would post such a narrow-minded topic on their website. Other popular hits on their site include the "10 manliest names ever," "creative and funny toilet signs," and "the strangest canned food." Intelligence at its greatest, huh?'s the link. Check it out if you wish to seek amusement from the ignorance of others.


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