Month: June 2009

Leaving Us Behind

What We Leave Behind by Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay (Seven Stories Press) Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis by Vandana Shiva (South End Press) Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay’s What We Leave Behind begins…

One Book I Won’t Be Reading

The East, the West and Sex by Richard Bernstein. The Slate review is actually pretty good. It points out Bernstein’s troubling view of women, and “Eastern” women in particular — with “East” apparently meaning Africa, Asia and the Middle East.…

Emails from my mother

Okay, here’s what you need to understand going in: my mother is mentally ill, most likely with borderline personality disorder (characterized by certain patterns in a person’s social interactions). She is extremely passive-aggressive, as well as manipulative and emotionally abusive.…

o hai etc

Hi y’all.  I’m Queen Emily, one of this week’s guest bloggers.  Some of you will know me from as one of the bloggers at Questioning Transphobia, or possibly my personal blog where these days I mostly talk about what pop…

I’m back!

Hi folks! This was a bit short-notice, but I’m very glad to be guestblogging here again. My name is amandaw and I’ll be writing here for the next couple weeks. My introduction from last year: Who am I? Let’s get…

Project Guest Blogger 2009

It’s that time again: Project Guest Blogger is starting up at Feministe. We have a great crew lined up for you, and the guesting will commence tomorrow. I’ll let them introduce themselves, and I’m very, very excited to have them…

Internet Friends:

I’d appreciate some help from the Feministe commentariat. I’m trying to buy language software. I have heard wonderful things about Rosetta Stone, but they are fucking expensive. Can anybody out there speak to whether they give good value for the…

Cash for Babies

Hey, look, it’s two dudes who will never be pregnant discussing policies that only impact women. Really, New York Times, you couldn’t have found anyone other than William Saletan and the Beliefnet guy to discuss abortion rights and coercive economic…