Monthly Archives: December 2009

Start Your Decade Off Right! By “Rebranding” Feminism!

Hey, you guys! It is almost a new year! A new DECADE, even. That is a big deal, right? And, as we approach our bright and shining future, it’s time for us to engage in some serious thoughts. Thoughts about … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

And happy new decade (that’s a link to Lauren’s post below, at which you can get all dreamy and reflective). It’s already 1 January 2010 here in the future Australia. We have two pretty spectacular fireworks displays on the harbour … Continue reading

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Standard End of Decade Post

What was special about the 200Xs? I thought a lot about what happened in the last ten years that was really important to me, and finally I decided that the one thing that most impacted my daily life was how … Continue reading

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The trailer for this upcoming movie on a year in the life of babies from four different countries reminds me how baby faces, baby bodies, and baby behaviors are so universal. Mostly it makes my uterus contract. I hope it … Continue reading

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Quick link, because I have no words

China shopping centre builds ‘car park for women’: Official Wang Zheng told AFP news agency the car park was meant to cater to women’s “strong sense of colour and different sense of distance”. It has wider spaces to better suit … Continue reading

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New Restrictions

Call me cynical, but this “you cannot pee within an hour of landing” seems a bit… simplistic. I mean, yeah, deter people from blowing shit up. But when you’re making the decision between blowing shit up an hour before landing … Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

The “it’s Christmas so I’m at home and not really blogging, sorry” edition. But I’m sure many of you are writing interesting things! So post a comment with a description of something you’ve written and a link. Did everyone have … Continue reading

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White Elephant

My fam has decided to do a white elephant Xmas this year, and Chef and I have been wandering around the house trying to decide what to wrap up as our presents. Tonight Chef had a brilliant idea, “I know! … Continue reading

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Newsy reads for today

The Times: BBC bows to age rage and brings back mature women. Three women over fifty, Fiona Armstrong, 53, Julia Somerville, 62 and Zeinab Badawi, 50, have been hired as presenters on the BBC News Channel. This is a pleasant … Continue reading

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Still looking for the perfect, feminist holiday gift? Allow me to suggest Girldrive, by Emma Bernstein and (former Feministe guest-blogger!) Nona Willis Aronowitz. Here’s the trailor for a taste: Girldrive trailer! from Girldrive on Vimeo. Nona kindly sent me a … Continue reading

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Sexual Trafficking of Native American Women is Widespread

The Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center has recently done a study about the sexual trafficking of Native American women and girls, and the Circle News published an article about it earlier this month* (h/t Racialicious). Some of the descriptions of … Continue reading

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Lots of potential, but not sitting right with me.

Here’s an article from the BBC entitled “Police team up for rape campaign”. I am doubtless not the only one to have read enough articles with similar titles to now be approaching this one with trepidation. One would hope that … Continue reading

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