Author Archives: Leptos

Gender and Housework (A Confession)

Among cohabiting straight couples, married and otherwise, women do more housework than men on average, regardless of employment.  There are a lot of studies backing this assertion up, although this article is particularly damning.  But I want to talk about the … Continue reading

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Fights on the Playground

(Trigger warning: violence.  Hat tip to @dys_morphia for inspiring this.) I got into a lot of fights when I was little.  I have theories about why this was, but nothing really definitive.  I know for sure why adults told me I got … Continue reading

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Being smart doesn’t make you that special.

There are a couple annoying things nerds tend to say that really stick in my craw, and they’re part of a larger issue where smart people think they’re better than everyone else by dint of their innate gifts.  First, the … Continue reading

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More Feminism for Dudes: On “White Knighting”

Periodically, when I argue against sexism online, I’m told that I’m just trying to impress women or sleep with them.  Why else would I espouse feminist views, after all?  I’m trying to be some woman’s big strong white knight, and … Continue reading

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So, since I rarely update this thing as it is…

Hi to new people!  As you can see, I haven’t updated in a while, but I have put a few feminism-related things on the youtube, if you’re interested.  My channel can be found here, and the feminism-y things are here … Continue reading

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The Conflation of Legality and Morality

From Twitter, I followed a link to this post at Good Men Project.  It’s offensively terrible. The entire premise rests on the idea that you can’t call something rape unless it’s an act that fits the legal definition of rape.  … Continue reading

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COMPLETELY UNRELATED TO WORLD OF WARCRAFT: feminism for dudes (from a dude)

So this was spurred by talking to a friend who is a lady and a feminist, about how annoying it is for feminists to answer all the questions guys coming to grips with being a feminist ally inevitably have. (A … Continue reading

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Monday Night PVP: Rough Night

The PVP itself actually went pretty well tonight: it was resto druid/ret paladin night, and we played 18 matches going 9-9.  We started around 1500 rating and climbed up to 1650, which I feel good about.  The very first match … Continue reading

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My roving eye

It’s sad, but I have to consciously remind myself that I’m a great rogue pretty regularly to avoid trying to gear up my warrior or level a death knight.  I have the absolute worst case of class envy. I think … Continue reading

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Low-activity day for me today

Almost all the WoW I did today was trying to make gold, no battlegrounds or even a heroic!  I leveled inscription from 505 to 525, which was hellishly expensive, and chain-milled a ton of firebloom and whiptail into inks.  I’m … Continue reading

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