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When is the label “feminist” useful? I hadn’t heard of antifeminist “feminist” Megan McArdle until I came across one of her silly columns today (in which she bashes Feministe—good work, guys!). However, I’ve long been acquainted with Christina Hoff Sommers, Katie Roiphe, Cathy Young, Camille Paglia, and their ilk. All of these women spend their […]...read more
I want to be a gay icon. Not a lesbian icon like Jackie Warner. She scares me. A gay icon like Kathy Griffin. On last week’s episode of My Life on the D-List, Kathy traveled to Australia with Team Griffin; her mother Maggie stayed at home and cleaned up the condoms Kathy had tossed around […]...read more
Full disclosure: I interviewed editor Jennifer Heath about this book for Bitch’s upcoming issue. The review below also appeared on my blog. Jennifer Heath published The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam in 2004. And I loved it. It profiled strong, intelligent women in Islam’s history, including the women of the Prophet’s life, […]...read more