Comments on: All the single ladies! http://www.historiann.com/2010/02/07/all-the-single-ladies/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:21:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Z http://www.historiann.com/2010/02/07/all-the-single-ladies/comment-page-2/#comment-1413717 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 02:39:11 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9489#comment-1413717 “Patriarchy is the insidious elevator music in the soundtrack of your lives.”

Great sentence.

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By: Best. Response. Ever. : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2010/02/07/all-the-single-ladies/comment-page-2/#comment-1411140 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:53:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9489#comment-1411140 [...] I think it’s time to provide a link to one of my all-time favorites from this blog:  All the Single Ladies. [...]

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By: Standards, stress, and sneetches: how can poor kids win? : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2010/02/07/all-the-single-ladies/comment-page-2/#comment-766531 Mon, 03 Jan 2011 17:26:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9489#comment-766531 [...] of a rank striver from a struggling public school.  (Bonus:  this is surely a way to solve the gender gap in college–rewarding students for not working so hard and not achieving so much will surely favor the [...]

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By: Helen Huntingdon http://www.historiann.com/2010/02/07/all-the-single-ladies/comment-page-2/#comment-555179 Sat, 13 Feb 2010 12:13:31 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9489#comment-555179 And meanwhile, some lonely shy geek who wouldn’t treat these young ladies like dirt is totally overlooked.

*snicker* Clarence is repeating a common fantasy spread by some men who identify as “lonely shy geek”s, but the thing us, the men who do thus self-identify do in fact treat women like dirt. Clarence even nicely outlined the logic of how they go about it — women who are not doing what the Clarences want deserve to be treated like dirt, in his view. So if a particular woman stops “overlooking” a particular Clarence and dates him, his not treating her like dirt only lasts as long as she continues to do what he decides she is supposed to. Once she deviates from that, the treating like dirt starts.

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By: quixote http://www.historiann.com/2010/02/07/all-the-single-ladies/comment-page-2/#comment-554331 Fri, 12 Feb 2010 04:13:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9489#comment-554331 Fratguy: with a name like Fratguy I was prejudiced from the start . . . but by the end of the first sentence I was laughing out loud.

Bullseye.

The second sentence was pretty funny too…although I’m not at all sure about the “unnecessary” part.

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By: thefrogprincess http://www.historiann.com/2010/02/07/all-the-single-ladies/comment-page-2/#comment-554002 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:05:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9489#comment-554002 Even worse, he’s sorry he thought he could use the n-word in an attempt to make some intellectual comments about “being black”. Predictably enough, though, the focus has been on his racist remarks, not on the latent misogyny and homophobia running through the whole thing. So he doesn’t have to apologize for how he thinks about women.

Prof Susurro has two great posts about this at her blog, Like a Whisper.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/02/07/all-the-single-ladies/comment-page-2/#comment-553995 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:48:25 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9489#comment-553995 Let me guess: he’s going to apologize if he offended anyone with his comments. Not for the comments themselves, of course.

Tools abound today!

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By: thefrogprincess http://www.historiann.com/2010/02/07/all-the-single-ladies/comment-page-2/#comment-553994 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:44:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9489#comment-553994 John S., if you want another crash course in the fragility of male egos, look no further than the John Mayer brouhaha that exploded yesterday. Yikes. I’d tell you to read the entire interview but that’s about 10 minutes spent wading through insecurity breeding deep misogyny, racism, and homophobia that you just won’t get back. This bs is all around, friends. Tread carefully.

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By: Fratguy http://www.historiann.com/2010/02/07/all-the-single-ladies/comment-page-2/#comment-553985 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:32:04 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9489#comment-553985 Clarence, the post was about the article discussing why undergraduate women have trouble getting laid, not why YOU have trouble getting laid, though those reasons should be apparent by now. Yeah, I know, unnecessary roughness called on the defense, late hit after the play was called dead, 15 yard penalty and repeat the down.

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By: John S. http://www.historiann.com/2010/02/07/all-the-single-ladies/comment-page-2/#comment-553967 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 18:40:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=9489#comment-553967 Wow–I am naive. I check my blogroll in the early morning, go off to give a lecture, then return after getting coffee. Who knew that things could escalate from “what about the doodz” mansplaining to a rude commenter withdrawing his wisdom from this community while I explaining about the “godless” Constitution to my undergrads? I thought I was familiar with the fragility of male egos before, but I must say that this proceeded at a warp-speed I could not have imagined. Wow. I feel almost obliged to note that the person so concerned about the plight about the poor nice menz who get ignored by the ladies is also the one so quick to withdraw his company when commenters here “attack” his dissent. But that might be a cheap shot.

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