Month: February 2009

Who Gets To Say What (Part I: Tokenism)

Hi everyone, and welcome to the next part of The Story of Blog. This series of somewhat navel-gazing posts is Feministe’s contribution to an ongoing conversation in this neck of blogland — a conversation about the nature and ethics of…

Weekend Reads

NOVELTY AND CHOICE: After having a terrible 2008, Chen Xiao decided to let go, and let China’s netizens decide how she spends her days for the price of a small fee. She won’t do anything she considers illegal or immoral,…

Target Women: Oscar Ex-Plosion

Sarah Haskins tackles the bizarre media obsession with the fact that both Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston were at the same award show. OMG! (If you can’t view the embedded video, click here.) Mainly, as someone for whom the bulk…

Perversion of Justice

Perversion of Justice by Melissa Mummert (Borderwalk Productions) Note: An updated version of this documentary will be released this spring. One would hope most feminists know by now that leaving an abusive relationship is no small feat. There’s shelter to…

Obama to Rescind HHS “Conscience” Rule

So by now, I hope we all remember that dangerous HHS rule that Bush implemented during his final days in office?  The one that prevents health care providers from “discriminating” against employees who refuse to to do their jobs, when…

Three Things to Annoy You Today

1. Octomom’s gift to the pro-life movement. First, don’t get me started on the term “octomom” (not just because it irritates me, but because crass jokes will ensue). Second, yes, this is Jill Stanek and she’s awful, but I still…

A Larger Problem of Defamation at the Post

Like most New Yorkers, I can’t avoid the New York Post. It’s 50 cents, everyone reads it on the subway for mindless morning entertainment, and its gigantic glaring headlines are impossible to escape. It’s a city-wide (and sometimes nation-wide) joke.…