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Lauren has a brilliant post about why women, including teenagers, have babies under “less than optimal circumstances,” and argues that it’s largely a pragmatic and clear-sighted decision, not evidence that the glories of a proper middle class existence are beyond their abilities.
Lily at Formal Dressage Required has a superb on post on the meaning of street harassment and how this meaning is revealed in the response to Muslim women wearing the veil.
A rather interesting discussion about gender and sexuality (whether orientation is really just a fetish, or how we know to be attracted to those who share our orientation), the problem with male pronouns as default, and introducing soon to be guest blogger Riboflavin.
I’ve been asking the question: Is misogyny a mental illness?
Meanwhile Mr Cru who blogs mostly on military and political stuff has written something (not a feminism-related thing but interesting) about the thwarted bombings in London and Glasgow.
Well, I have a somewhat humorous post (I think) that involves a little problem I face everyday at lunch. Its not much and should only be read if you are looking for something a little “lighter”.
I commented on a discussion about pornography for women that was held on morning television. And I also deleted my entire thesis, which means either I’m in the middle of a nervous breakdown or I’m about to produce great things (it’s the latter. Honestly, it’s the latter)
i’ve recently been very impressed with Elizabeth Edwards
I wrote two posts recently that I’m excited about.
First one: http://tobestalks.blogspot.com/2007/06/baby-girls-with-body-image-how-cute-not.html
It all started when I saw this baby outfit at Target that made me mad…
All about how I think Harry Potter is a feminist read — consider this me coming out as a nerd :)
Here’s a post about women in Asia who are dying to be white and a post about a decrease in HIV infections in Cambodia!
I’ve been mulling over something a friend of mine said about men needing male-only spaces in between laughing my ass off over stupid customer vs barista interactions.
Not the greatest thing I’ve ever written, but Feministe readers may be interested in a post I wrote about a “pro-life” group that’s using pretty shady (and downright cruel) means to convince women not to have abortions.
Not mine but I liked it.
A nice sarcastic dissection of a recent article by “Concerned women for america”
It’s funny that they can’t seem to find a woman to write for them…
A discussion posted before the U.K. terror attacks about why, among other things, so many liberal-lefties seem “soft” on terrorism.
I have a post about the gendered nature of crafting and lisiepeasie has a post about a Singaporean club refusing free drinks to women on “Ladies’ Night” because their ID reveals them to be over 35.
Paricipated in the Feministing blog post comments discussion on Samhita’s post titled:
“US wants Japan to apologize for sexual slavery.”
I’ve got the recipe for el mojito perfecto.
A post on a shocking case of discrimination where a woman has been deemed too fat too adopt.
Also, my review of Sicko.
I wrote a post talking about an article I found on healthy eating and feminism. The article claims that eating local is anti-feminst because it makes cooking harder for women. I claim that cooking does not automatically = women and that men are as capable of cooking and caring for the home as women. Is eating healthy anti-feminist?
Maybe not your sort of thing, but my blog is all about feminism & sexual violence & survivor-ship combined with activism and poetry,
and I’m on fire lately with poems like “deposition” which I swear is not some dumb cheesy rhyming poem.
Hello folks. I’ve written about a weird experiment with Canadian politics and Facebook that brought all the right-wing Canucks out of the woodwork: http://www.writtenonthebody.wordpress.com
This week on my girl gaming blog I talked about the Final Fantasy series’ only female lead and what makes her such a good one.
My total rant on the Self article:
And one on the coverage of the Benoit murders:
exholt, thanks for completing the job. I debated in vain with the white male Japanophile a while ago in the previous post linked there.
What I forgot to say in Samhita’s earlier post is profuse apologies went to sex slaves from the Netherlands but never to Chinese and Korean sex slaves.
Check out my missive on why I hate Carrie Bradshaw at http://www.YoureNotInKansasAnymore.Blogspot.com
I drop in on an ex-gay survivors’ conference.
Thank you for your acknowlegements. From my discussion with the “White Japanophile” (Flashheart?), he seems to be operating from genuine ignorance of the history. From reading his background on his page, his education was concentrated in physics and statistics. I hope with further time in Japan and a deeper study of the history and culture, that he will come around. While irritating, his form of Japanophilia is quite mild compared to the ones I’ve encountered in college. At least he is willing to discuss the issues without descending into defensive fanboy speak and flaming accusations of “Japan bashing” common among White and Asian-American Japanophiles at my college.
Fortunately, their presense was nearly non-existant in the East Asian studies department beyond enrolling in an introductory Japanese language course for one or two semesters. Not surprisingly, they were reviled by students and faculty within the department.
He’s above the “otakus” I read about at Reappropriate. But his quotes of the profuse apologies towards sex slaves were only towards sex slaves from the Netherlands and never Korea and China. It’s only on account of their whiteness they received the most sincere apologies. ARGH.
Unfortunately, “otakus” and other Asiaphiles give those who have a genuine desire learn more about a given Asian society’s history, society, and culture a very bad name. It is one reason why those of us who were East Asian studies majors/minors regarded them with such antipathy. I cannot count the times we cursed them out for their oversimplistic orientalizing of Asian culture for their leisurely amusement and for painting themselves as “Asia experts” when they were nothing of the kind.
Moreover, their noxious presence was such that the Asian international students group that I and a few working-class AAs were a part of held meetings at the beginning of each academic year to warn new students of these “exoticizers” and to warn American students, including AAs, that such behaviors would result in the offender’s immediate expulsion from the group.
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