This is one of the best Freshly Pressed posts I’ve ever read, dealing with the issues of gender and social conditioning and sexism, and I’d definitely prod you all in the direction of reading it. By responding to an idiotic article, it breaks down attitudes in our society that are entirely unacceptable and explains just why that is. Given that you’re all reading a blog that advertises itself as “writing, reading, feminism, fandom”, I’m guessing it’s a safe bet to think that gender issues interest you, so go check that out.
I don’t often reblog, but on this occasion it was worth it. I’m also ill (even though I thought I’d recovered — my body hates me) and I don’t have the brain power to write something of my own, so this is all you’re getting. It’s worth it, though.