Day: April 27, 2006

Sigh.

Read this AP account of a horrific attack on a Hispanic teenager in Texas by two slightly older white teenagers, and think about what they’re avoiding saying: SPRING, Texas – Two white teenagers severely beat and sodomized a Hispanic 16-year-old…

My Latest Obsession

Well, not exactly “latest.” I’ve been obsessed with Shakira since high school spanish class, when we used to listen to her and sing along (I got her spanish-language albums for christmas when I was in 10th grade). But during my…

Asked and Answered

First of all: calling all card-catalogue junkies. I would like to open this comments thread up to any and all resources and good reads on normativity, prejudice, privilege, unexamined assumptions, and anything else anyone can name. Second: Over on the…

Plain Girls Pretty

Because I do not like the scars that result from double-incision and prefer not to have them myself, I have spent most of my time and energy focusing on top-surgery options that do not involve much scarring. Just recently, I…

Diary of a Brazilian Call Girl

This book is going on my Amazon list. A Brazilian call girl / blogger-turned-author is scandalizing many with her unapologetic tone and sexual frankness. While I would love to get into a whole essay on the many feminist issues involved…

To Do Tomorrow: Party!

For all the feminists and pro-feminists out there looking for a good time in NYC, Feministing is hosting their second anniversary party tomorrow at Sweet and Vicious (one of my favorite bars. Nice choice, ladies). I will be there with…

Women Don’t Belong in the Dugout

But at least they don’t belong in the kitchen. Or something. As Betsy, who sent me these links (thanks Betsy!), points out, the most interesting thing about this whole situation is that baseball fans are calling Hernandez out. That’s what…

Selling out and Buying in

So Jay, just like me, tends to get kinda ranty whenever anyone denies ambiguity in his current bodily circumstance, or elides it as part of his claimed body: Some people tell me that by having surgeries and taking hormones I’ve…

Thank You All

The Catholicism discussion below is probably, as Lauren noted, the longest discussion thread here at Feministe that has remained both civil and interesting. So, thanks for keeping it that way and thanks for not trolling. I think one of the…

Grannies on Trial

I *heart* the granny peace brigade. (And even if they weren’t grannies, I’d think it was silly to convict them).