Day: March 24, 2006

Oh, This Is Just Too Weird

Gah! It’s the 80s again! VH1 Classic will be playing an hour of “99 Luftballons.” NEW YORK – They’re kidding, right? VH1 Classic will present a full hour of the English and German music videos for the 1984 hit “99…

Womenomics

Working women are routinely punished for their biology. But for all they do to boost the economy, women continue to get the shaft across the American workplace. It’s not just the wage gap — which remains at around 20 percent…

Manipulating Iraqi Journalism

What is it with the Bush administration and paying off journalists? They did it here with op/ed writers, and now the Pentagon has extended the policy even further in Iraq by paying news sources to print U.S.-friendly articles and offering…

To All the Girls I’ve Rejected

What’s that Ginger Rogers quote about doing everything Fred Astaire does, but backwards and in high heels? Turns out that young women applying for college have to substantially out-perform their male peers to secure themselves a space. Rest assured that…

Unthinking Thought

From nobody.really on the Alas thread about “minority” and its casual deployment: Some words evoke an archetypical (or “default”) image in my mind. This dynamic need not be related to power or oppression. For me, the word “bird” evokes an…

Gatekeepers

Interesting piece on animal rescue in today’s Times that brings up but does not directly address some issues of class. Though, hell, it’s the Style section again, and class issues are a bummer. Even as adopting a stray dog or…

When You Know It’s Time

Thank you for hosting me at Feministe again. Jill is ready to rejoin the lovely piny and zuzu, and I am back to my retirement. (Let’s start another flame war since Jill is back.) I knew it was time to…