Month: November 2009

This is for girls, this is for boys.

You know what’s fun? Where fun equals needless and bizarre? Particular products, apparently picked at random, being marketed as just for the dudes. I mean, we are all probably familiar with companies making special pinkified versions of their products for…

Conservative Exceptionalism

This article on increasing rates of reliance on food stamps illustrates pretty clearly the right-wing mentality when it comes to social programs — any sort of government aid is a hand-out to the lazy until I need it. Then it’s…

The Maguindanao Massacre

On 23 November, the wife and two sisters of Buluan Vice Mayor Esmael Mangudadatu went to the town of Ampatuan to register him for the 2010 elections for the province of Maguindanao in the Philippines. They were Genalyn Mangudadatu, Vice…

And Now, Your Bernard-Henri Levy Buzzkills

Hello! And greetings! From Death Flu Island! Death Flu Island, in case you are wondering, is my very special post-holiday locale, where I attempt blog posts whilst unable to maintain consciousness. But, you know, I imagine lots of us have…

Hey, Everyone, It’s MENKSGIVING!

Hey, you guys, it is almost Thanksgiving! A holiday when we give THANKS for things! I’m sure you all have things that you will be thanking, this fine holiday season. But I have an addition to your list! Have you…

SYTYCD Top 12

There just have to be some SYTYCD fans that read Feministe, no? At least a couple? Well, such is my hope because I’m tired of watching these episodes and not having anybody to talk to about them. So, let’s get…

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better…

So apparently women can do silly and not-so-silly things and still call themselves feminists. News. Flash. Yes, you can still call youself a feminist while you take your husband’s name, bake chocolate chip cookies for his office party and use…