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  1. Roxanne
    Roxanne February 23, 2005 at 3:52 pm |

    Cool links. Just so you know, Kim at Alt Hippo is a dude.

  2. Lauren
    Lauren February 23, 2005 at 3:59 pm |

    Damn gender-neutral names! Kim should put a big up a big ol’ sign declaring his dudeness.

    Kim gets the fem-friendly stamp of approval for today. I’ll do better next time.

  3. Roxanne
    Roxanne February 23, 2005 at 4:01 pm |

    Here’s a replacement that also qualifies in the “hell freezes over” department —> michelle (ASV) takes on Malkin:

  4. bellatrys
    bellatrys February 23, 2005 at 6:24 pm |

    I think I’m going to tie it into my ongoing Orwellization theme – the subtle, sinister effect of the “passive voice” construction. Instead of saying “Gee, why *don’t* we blogroll more women, guys? Who *are* the good women bloggers?” they say “Why are there so few women bloggers?” as if the fact that they’re oblivious to us makes us not exist, and likewise Dr. Larry “Disingenuous” Summers (aka “the Used Car Salesman” by a guy I know who’s had to deal with the guy) asking “Why are there so few women in the sciences?” instead of saying “Why am I less inclined to take women in the sciences seriously, why do I have a problem hiring them?”

    The rational for such a *distancing* construction is obvious. But one so often has to point out the obvious, when people work so hard to remain in the state of denial.

    OTOH, watching Ginmar, now back from Iraq and over a cold, tearing sexist assholes a new one, kind of makes one feel a little bit superfluous…

  5. The Gay Millionaire
    The Gay Millionaire February 24, 2005 at 2:17 am |

    Permit me to say something totally un-PC in honor of Estrogen Week and women bloggers (congrats to Koufax winners)…

    Can’t see the forest for the peeeee-nis.

  6. Pandagon
    Pandagon March 1, 2005 at 9:43 pm |

    Women’s History Month and Estrogen Week
    You wants the womens, you got the womens. March is Women’s History Month. Just like Black History Month, every year it’s a time both to reflect on the oft-ignored parts of history and regret that we still must set aside…

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