Month: March 2008

Punishment

Word. Obama at a town hall meeting: “When it comes specifically to HIV/AIDS, the most important prevention is education, which should include — which should include abstinence education and teaching the children — teaching children, you know, that sex is…

WAM Redux

I spent the weekend at the Women, Action and Media conference up in Boston, and it was so fantastic I’m not even sure where to start. First, a million thanks and a big round of applause for WAM organizer (and…

Skinny Bitching

Jill posts about vegans being seduced by Mannon, and mentions Skinny Bitch. (It will get no link love from me.) Its creator has been criticized for publishing a how-to book for especially health-conscious anorexics: Contributors to the popular feminist blog…

Sexy Hot Vegans

Click the picture for a larger image. Shocker: Animal rights activism can be sexist. TWO things that you can find a lot of in Portland, Ore., are vegans and strip clubs. Johnny Diablo decided to open a business to combine…

Woman-Beating for Jesus

Ridiculous. A player for the Pittsburgh Steelers assaulted his girlfriend, but was allowed back on the team because he had a good reason for hitting her: Jesus. In Harrison’s case, Rooney [team chairperson] said the player was trying to take…

The Pushkin Problem

Your blogger in PR last week, with the book she’s been reading for five effing months because she spends too much time on the internet and reads too many things for law school, leaving Tony Judt 2/3rds incomplete. This makes…

Dear Maureen Dowd,

I’ll support Hillary Clinton shutting up and dropping out of the race as soon as you decide that as another loud-mouthed and unapologetic woman who pisses people off, you should drop off the editorial pages of the Times. And I…

What does a feminist blogger do…

When she gets a comment like this: I was in Caracas at a party–a loud mouth usa feminist was stating she was a “strong usa woman hwo could handle any man”. Many women there were looking at her very strangely–&…