Monthly Archives: October 2009

Someone please get this man a dictionary

Because he’s having some trouble with definitions: So last month when Enron’s head lobbyist, Linda Robertson, reborn as the Fed’s head lobbyist, attacked congressmen pushing for an audit of the Fed– primarily Grayson and Ron Paul– as ignorant of the … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Politics | Tagged | 16 Comments

Much goodness from Sarah Haskins

Here are two of her latest videos! Target Women: How to Get Hot Chicks (The other video and transcripts for both are behind the cut.)

Posted in Advertising, Body image, Feminism, Fun, Gender, Media & Media Literacy | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

National Women’s History Museum bill moves to the Senate

This is pretty cool. The House of Representatives recently passed a bipartisan bill (HR 1700) that would set the stage for a National Women’s History Museum to be built on the National Mall. It now moves to the Senate. The … Continue reading

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Word to the wise: Never date a guy who reads Details

Shorter Details: Tricky bitches will get themselves pregnant and then make you pay for it. Imagine for a moment this perfectly plausible scenario: You’ve had a steady girlfriend for a year or so and everything’s going great. You still hold … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender, Reproductive Rights | Tagged | 174 Comments

But The Animal Companions Are Doin’ It For Themselves

(click to embiggen) Via Sociological Images, where the wise commenters note that the three most recent princesses are excluded. Pocahontas, Mulan and Giselle — and upcoming princess Tiana — are redeemed despite their character assets (which are debatable once Disneyfied) … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Movies | 31 Comments

Devaluing women’s words

I am very grateful that the Feministe crew saw fit to bring me in, but I must admit to being very surprised and not feeling quite deserving. I want to deconstruct some of the patriarchal influence that had its role … Continue reading

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Money for Murderers

Anti-choicers are using eBay to raise money for doctor-killer Scott Roeder, who shot George Tiller while Dr. Tiller attended church. While I don’t object to that in priciple — after all, everyone is entitled to defend themselves in court, and … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

The Name Game

Apparently 70 percent of Americans believe that a woman should change her name when she marries, and 50 percent believe it should be required by law. While I would expect most Americans to favor name-changing, I didn’t expect that it … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender, Marriage | Tagged | 277 Comments

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

You know what to do.

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Introducing Chally

Hey, everyone. I’m Chally from Zero at the Bone and I’m joining the team here at Feministe. I am very excited and slightly terrified to be here! You’ll be wanting to know a bit about me, then. I started blogging … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General | 23 Comments

Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces Protections for LGBT Community

Earlier this week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced plans to ensure that people eligible for their programs will not be discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. From the press release: WASHINGTON … Continue reading

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Alternative Business School Rankings

This is awesome: The Aspen Institute has released a survey of MBA programs, going beyond test scores and ranking them according to “how well schools are preparing their students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business.” [Full … Continue reading

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