Daily Archives: July 1, 2008

Stealth, Marginalized Communities, and the F word

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, … Continue reading

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The Ivory Ceiling Part 2

Why Our Problem is Your Problem First off, thanks for all the great comments on part one. I’m glad people are finding this helpful; it goes without saying (I hope) that I’m finding your thoughts helpful, too. Recently, two friends … Continue reading

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When I grow up

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; … Continue reading

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Rape Kits: Still Not Being Tested

The LA Times op-ed page, of Heather MacDonald “What Campus Rape Crisis?” (actual title) notoriety, has actually published a responsible piece about rape. It’s called “Lost Promise for Rape Victims” by Sarah Tofte of Human Rights Watch, and is about … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Law, Sexual Assault | Tagged | 26 Comments

A Review of The Veil Anthology

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. … Continue reading

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The many faces of human trafficking victims

A distant relative of mine was trafficked. Depending on what you’ve read and seen in the media, you may not expect this story to look like this: he is male, and wasn’t destined to become a sex slave, but a … Continue reading

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