Monthly Archives: November 2008

It’s Dickbag Week at Feministe

I don’t know what’s been up lately, but we’ve been getting a series of seriously obnoxious comments and emails (and those are the ones we let through). New readers don’t seem to be coming from any particular place — no … Continue reading

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We Get Emails.

We get emails fairly often, actually. Most are nice. Some are weird. But a few, like this one, are extra-special. (The post he’s referencing is this one). Check out MRA-in-training Vincent explain why career bitchez are screwing over teh menz: … Continue reading

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Civics Fail?

A new report has come out showing that average American citizens scored a failing grade of 49% on a test about American history, civics and economics, and elected officials did even worse at 44%. At first this did disturb me, … Continue reading

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Crappy Hour

I did Crappy Hour with the lovely Megan at Jezebel today. Head over and check it out — we discuss turkey-killing, living in your parents’ basement, and getting spanked by Henry Paulson.

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On Increasing Poverty and Homelessness

The above video really did break my heart. On the one hand, I really do worry that there’s something exploitative about filming and watching this man’s pain. On the other hand, I feel like we need to watch, and turning … Continue reading

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Bitch of the Day

My school insurance didn’t cover Gardasil, the HPV vaccine. So I waited until I got a job, found a new doctor and started on private insurance. The new doc is great, and she gave me a Gardasil prescription on my … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, and the Weirdly Interesting

A Monday morning link round-up. The Good: Christiane Amanpour, one of my personal heroes and favorite reporters, finally has her own show. Saudi Arabia’s first “all-girl” rock band is making (underground) waves (not really sure why the group is “all-girl” … Continue reading

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Catholic Priest Faces Excommunication

For attending a ceremony ordaining a female priest. The horrors! Thanks to Jennifer for the link.

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Thank you…

To the kind person who sent me Covering Islam by Edward Said. I don’t know if you want me to use your name on the blog so I’ll keep in anonymous for now, but the gift is much appreciated! I … Continue reading

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Beauty and Power

Women are so deeply conditioned to seeing feminine beauty as something fragile that doesn’t take up space, which is why I love seeing representations of femininity that isn’t that of a delicate orchid. It’s interesting to me that many female … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Sunday Kitteh Blogging

Puddle o’ Kitteh Originally uploaded by feminaerecta Jill maintains that her sleek little kittens are the cream of the ketteh crop, but nothing completes a chilly Sunday afternoon such as this one like snuggling up with this fat, whiny muppet. … Continue reading

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More Moral Than Thou?

Huh: Countries worthy of consideration aren’t those like North Korea and China, where religion is savagely repressed, but those in which people freely choose atheism. In his new book, Society Without God, Phil Zuckerman looks at the Danes and the … Continue reading

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