Feminine v. Masculine Power Dynamics: Red Pill Disagrees, But a Good Leader Uses Both

Featured image is “Leadership,” by Kevin Dooley

In The Red Pill Constitution proposed by Illimitable Men, there is a distinction between feminine and masculine powers – the feminine being soft power, and the masculine being hard power. Soft power, according to the author, refers to things such as “influence and charm” used to gain power and hard power refers to “economic and political” power.

Feminists crave privileges which consolidate the realm of male power with that of the female. … This is achieved by glossing over the influence of feminine soft power in society (influence and charm), and comparing men and women solely in hard power (economic and political). In taking this highly one-sided approach to power, feminists play upon humanity’s propensity to take pity on women, and where the myth of female powerlessness is bought into, more power is redistributed to them.

… All the while women continue to quietly monopolise soft power. Because social influence (the female monopoly on pity as well as beauty) is difficult to quantify, its prominence is neither stated nor factored into measures of equality.

Hard power and soft power in reference to leadership and power have been talked about before, except they’re not exclusive to men and women – good leaders of all genders use both.

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Trendsmap for Tracking Twitter Tags

Featured image is a screenshot of Trendsmap.

For those of you who want a resource for helping you track local trends, Trendsmap keeps track of all of the local trending Twitter tags. You can keep track of the Twitter tags for particular regions and sign up with a Twitter account.

It’s a free service with paid options and I feel as if it may be of use for some of you.

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Making Your Blog Accessible: Graphic Designing for the Blind and Hard of Sight

Featured image is by Phillipe Put, “blind guy
Image description: Out of focus braille text over an even more out of focus silhouette of what appears to be a white man. The braille text is three lines, reading “blind aveugle ineedair” which is either an error in my translation or a poor translation by the original artist.

Designing a gorgeous, accessible blog layout is important. Making sure that your layout is legible and accessible to all of your users is also important. But how do you make sure that your blog is accessible to all of your users, including those with disabilities?

I interviewed one of my mutual followers, thelinuxdemon on Tumblr. Thelinuxdemon has coloboma, which results in visual impairment. They are completely blind in their right eye and have limited visual field and acuity in the other eye. They are a programmer, and have to make modifications to their workspace. I figured they would be a good person to interview and examine my website.

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Gloria Steinem’s Statements are a Perfect Example of “White Feminism” Surrounding Hillary Clinton

Featured image pulled from Gloria Steinem’s official website.

Women are more for [Clinton] than men are. Men tend to get more conservative because they gain power as they age, women get more radical because they lose power as they age.

They’re going to get more activist as they grow older. And when you’re younger, you think: ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie.’

Obviously, this quote has been rehashed over and over in the past few days, mostly pointing out how it’s sexist and extremely misogynistic to accuse younger women of voting based on attracting men. (Which, can we stop for a moment and consider how odd of a concept this is? They don’t know who you’re voting for. Nobody really does.)

Madeline Albright was even worse, being quoted as saying that there’s a “special place in hell for women who don’t help other women,” as if they should vote for Hillary Clinton just based on the fact that she identifies as a woman.

Supporters have gone back and forth on social media, with feminist groups responding that they’re #NotHereForBoys and Bernie Sanders posting pictures of the women leading his campaign.

But is Hillary Clinton a feminist that really cares about the issues of all women, or is she a “white feminist” – an adjective here that doesn’t refer to her race, but to the fact that her brand of feminism caters to the white, straight, Christian, able-bodied upper class? I would argue that she is, and it’s unfortunately not a difficult argument to make given the advent of social media and how her campaign has been using it.

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A Quick Trick to Get More Engagement on Posts

Featured image by Don Perucho, “My Old camera

It’s been proven that using images in your social media helps increase your rate of engagement with your followers. But not everyone is a photographer, or has the time to take their own photographs. I fall into the latter category.

So do you all remember my previous post in regards to signal boosting and rewrapping your content? Do you remember when I talked about engaging with other content creators to boost both their and your content? We’re going to try that right now, simply by adding a featured image to our posts.

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