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  1. Marian
    Marian June 30, 2006 at 9:57 am |

    Sympathy for the She-Devil: Female bosses are finally getting a better shake in the movies. At least a little bit.

    You know, as someone who’s been abused by male and female bosses alike and suffered psychologically for it, I really hope this isn’t what we’re pulling for as far as “women in power.” Did you read the book? The woman is conniving, manipulative, and expects her subordinates to read her mind, all the while degrading them and calling them names.

    There has to be a way to be successful without abusing others, and bosses like this should not be “cheered on” just because they are a woman in charge. I don’t know why feminists are even supporting this. Doesn’t it enforce the “don’t hire women becasue they’re only superficial bitches” stereotype we all are trying to fight?

  2. Ack Ack Ack Ack
    Ack Ack Ack Ack June 30, 2006 at 10:31 am |

    I have a minor criticism of Penn & Teller’s calling Bullshit! on abstinence.

    Calling something “human nature,” like sexual activity, is down-right silly. It implies that we can’t help it, because we’re biologically programmed! However, factor in society and culture as well as that ambiguous & equivocal subject of free-will and it turns out we’re a little bit more complicated than that.

    And Jocelyn Elders is awesome.

  3. eteraz
    eteraz June 30, 2006 at 12:08 pm |

    here is something funny from kuwait:

    Nevertheless, allowing women to vote has encouraged conservatives like Mr. Tabtabaei to become more pragmatic. He insisted that he always supported giving the vote to women but was against allowing women to run for office. On Saturday night, he sought to emphasize his support of his newfound voting base in a speech entitled “Women and Political Awareness.”

    “For the men, we held one rally,” he said, and added, apparently hoping to impress the women, “For you ladies, we have held five.”

  4. Marian
    Marian June 30, 2006 at 12:12 pm |

    Here’s a feminist perspective on what I’m trying to say re: Prada.

  5. The Debate Link
    The Debate Link June 30, 2006 at 6:47 pm |

    Kuwaiti Landmark

    Powerliner Paul Mirengoff reminds me to give a congratulations to Kuwaiti women, who voted in their first election.

    Mr. Mirengoff seemed sad that so few feminists seemed to be taking note of this auspicious occassion. So I took the liberty of find…

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