Tag Archives: feminism

Almost Inappropriate

I was just thinking I needed to get a massage, when this piece on um… the female happy ending massage appeared. And raised some serious questions about the feminist implications, the ethical dilemmas, and more to the point- how much does one tip for that kind of service?


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Update on Disturbing Web Connections

For those of you who read about my brief interaction with “feminist” (hypocrite) male blogger Kyle Payne and his subsequent charges for photographing a female student in his care as an RA passed out and topless, here’s an update (thanks Rusty):

Mr. Payne’s plea was GUILTY.

Sentencing to follow in August.


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Tuesday is for “Teeth”

So, has anyone read about “Teeth“? The Sundance film about a girl who has teeth in her you-know-what? (And yes, I know you know what- blogging on breaks at work can get a little iffy). BC and I are SOOO going to see it this week. Because I could use a little gore and humor and because an entire film based on cultural myths of the dangers of women down there is a must see for my women’s studies-loving booty.

I’ll let you know how it goes….


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Belated and Back-Dated

I missed it. I missed Pittsburgh’s “Blog for Equality Day”. And I had no intention of doing so. The state legislature in PA is considering an amendment to ban gay marriage in the state and make bigotry and hatred a permanent part of of the state Constitution.

This blog fully supports the rights of all humans to love equally and to receive the civil rights afforded any other citizen if they choose to marry.  


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Disturbing Web Connections

A few days ago I stumbled through tag surfer into this blog, ostensibly written by a male feminist named Kyle Payne. I thought his branch of radical feminism was a little extreme for my taste, but nonetheless, I left a comment and got one back. Today, I received the following comment (news story) from a reader (ryan) and thought I’d post it here, rather than in my comments:

Here is your feminist Kyle Payne:

Storm Lake Privacy Invasion

Thursday, 14 February, 2008 12:00 AM

(Storm Lake, IA)–An arrest is made by Storm Lake Police in relation to a ten month long investigation into an assault and invasion of privacy of a Buena Vista University Student.

A search warrant was executed at Pierce Hall room #B10 on April 26th of last year. Authorities seized a computer and a digital camera from 22-year-old Kyle Payne’s room. A search of the Ida Grove man’s car turned up photographs described as personal in nature that also showed the woman may have been assaulted physically without knowing it.

A search of Payne’s Ida Grove home turned up more evidence including another computer. All items were sent to the DCI Crime Lab for forensic analysis.

Through investigation it was found that Payne, on January 3rd of 2007, was serving as RA for Buena Vista University when he attended to an intoxicated 18-year-old female student in her dorm room. He allegedly physically assaulted her while she was unconscious and video taped the act and downloaded the images onto his laptop.

Payne was arrested at his Ida Grove home Wednesday and charged with 2nd degree burglary, a class C felony, invasion of privacy, and assault. He was taken to Buena Vista County Jail and booked on an $11,300 cash bond.

Those assisting with the investigation include the Buena Vista University Security Department, Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office, and Mercy Child Advocacy Center.

Now, I am a firm believer in “innocent until proven guilty.” But this one has me speechless. And disgusted. If he’s guilty, the hypocrisy of calling himself a feminist is unbelievable. My heart goes out to this student.

Yet another reason not to believe everyone’s internet persona. I’m just…… speechless.

UPDATE: I have been removed from Mr. Payne’s blogroll since yesterday evening.

UPDATE 2: More on this case available at “The Undercurrent,” BVU’s student paper.


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