Month: January 2010

Tips from the Other Side

I’m on Laura Flanders’ GritTV talking about the New York Bar Association’s tips for lady-lawyers: I swear I am not actually that monotone in real life! Or maybe I am, and I need to hire a speaking coach. Either way.…

State of the Union: The Drinking Game

I asked, you answered. Now: The Official Feministe SOTU Drinking Game. One drink for every time the word “bipartisan” is used. One shot every time healthcare is said. (You might be dead by the end of the night, but it…

RIP, Howard Zinn

It is being reported that Howard Zinn, the famed historian, activist, and author, is dead at 87 of a heart attack. To him, to representing the underclasses, and to challenging the status quo.

Two things on staring

I find myself thinking a lot about staring and comfort and power, so I figure I might as well bring you along for the ride! First up – via Hoyden About Town – read this article at Science Blogs by…

State of the Union: The Drinking Game

State of the Union drinking games were much more fun when Bush was in office (“Take shot every time he says ‘evil-doers’! Drink every time he loses his way in a sentence with more than two clauses!”), but SOTU 2010…

Rainbow Brite Receives a Makeover

So, Rainbow Brite, that little girl icon of the 80s, received a makeover. (h/t). While the redesign was revealed a few months back, Hallmark is expected to release the dolls this month, and as the above image shows, they are…

Wherein your blogger destroys France.

Jill in a mosque, originally uploaded by JillNic83. I’ve written before about attempts to outlaw the burqa in France. Summary: I think it’s silly, an affront to basic freedoms, and ultimately more damaging to the women it claims to protect.…

Feminism: Great for Marriage

Social conservatives talk a big game about marriage. They love it! They have to protect it at all costs! Feminists and gays are ruining it! It’s no big secret that conservative opposition to same-sex marriage is simultaneously about homophobia and…