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“I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or any combination of the two. I want both to be able to do whatever they want sexually without being called names. I want them to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad — human, basically.”

Awesome quote from Natalie Portman via Feministing

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Saying “You’ll die alone with your cats” makes you look like an idiot.

I’m still wrapping my head around this feminist response to the ongoing (and warranted) controversy around Suzanne Venker’s simplistic “War on Men” screed that Fox News posted last week.

But comments on the article to the effect of “congratulations you’ll die alone with your cats” are useless.

The conversation around men and women’s changing roles and responsibilities (not to mention socially constructed gender) is complicated, and is not an all or nothing proposition.

Also, there’s a good chance I’ll die alone with cats and I’m a chap, so the gender implications of that insult are old news and inaccurate.