Day: January 15, 2007

Tampons for the Sporty Set

The latest Playtex commercial is aimed at female athletes. Check it out: The Slate article about this ad points out that this is a step beyond fear-based tampon ads, which centered around the horrors of using a faulty tampon while…

Happy Birthday, Dr. King

Pam has a video and text of the I Have a Dream Speech. She also excerpts one of the most brilliant pieces of writing I’ve ever come across, King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Today, it’s worth remembering that Dr.…

Excluding Men

This review of Volver made me want to kick something (warning: spoilers). For those who haven’t seen the film, go. It’s fantastic. One of the things that I liked about it is that it’s centered around female characters without constantly…

Can’t Win.

Can liberal women do anything that satisfies conservative ideals? Hillary Clinton was Queen Bitch of the Whitehouse because she had a job, brains, political ambitions, only one child, and her own last name. She had to publicly apologize for saying…