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For everyone in need of a laugh, especially bloggers and regular blog commenters, check out Derailing for Dummies (tag line: Making Discrimination Easier!). Here’s the intro: You know how it is. You’re enjoying yourself, kicking back and relaxing at the pub or maybe at the library; or maybe you’re in class or just casually surfing [...]...read more
French Vogue has a striking editorial spread in this month’s magazine — featuring images of a pregnant woman smoking, tossing a toy baby, and generally looking un-motherly. I think Tatiana is right when she says that this could never appear in a U.S. magazine, and that it’s poking at the sentimentality surrounding motherhood. What do [...]...read more
In need of some April Fool’s fun — and a giant timesuck? Check out the Museum of Hoaxes Top 100 April Fool’s Hoaxes of All Time (h/t). Though probably the cruelest of all I’ve come across so far, I’m particularly a fan of #21. #10 also gave me a good laugh. Have you been had [...]...read more
Aspen Baker co-founded Exhale, an organization that provides judgment-free post-abortion counseling for all women. Here she is being honored for her work: And here she is talking about her own abortion: She’s an amazing woman, and another example of the positive feminist work that women are doing in their own communities every day. Thanks, Aspen, [...]...read more
So much for women’s rights in Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai has been accused of trying to win votes in Afghanistan’s presidential election by backing a law the UN says legalises rape within marriage and bans wives from stepping outside their homes without their husbands’ permission. … The final document has not been published, but the law [...]...read more