Fighting Misogyny

This week (or so) in misogyny

Hang on to these links for the next time someone tells you feminism’s work is done. Trigger warning on all of them — naturally, misogyny like this is meant to terrorize women into silence and obedience.

The man who had “a folder on his machine that stored about 13,000 saved [sexual] images of girls whom investigators estimated to be 8 or 9 years old” was not convicted of several counts of possessing child pornography because of legal technicalities regarding web browsers: “Viewing child porn on the Web ‘legal’ in New York, state appeals court finds”

In an obvious case of institutionalized misogyny, “Marissa Alexander unsuccessfully tried to use Florida’s controversial ‘stand your ground’ law to derail the prosecution, but a jury in March convicted her of aggravated assault after just 12 minutes of deliberation.” She’s now been sentenced to 20 years in prison. “Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in controversial warning shot case”

Groupon and LA Weekly (famous for smugly shrugging off numerous indictments of their support for sex trafficking through their backpage.com product) agree: The torture porn abattoir known as kink.com is a responsible member of its community and what’s the big deal with torturing women for fun and profit anyway? “UPDATED: Groupon Boycotted for Offering Kink.com BDSM Porn Tour”

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