Month: August 2010

Watching Buffy for the First Time

So I’ve finally been getting around to watching Buffy — the original vampire obsession. Well, maybe not quite the original. I think that would be Dracula. All the feminists (and feminist dudes) I know have been telling me I’ll love…

Lessons from Camp.

It seems as though everything I encounter this week is a reminder than summer is coming to an end (well, except the weather. It’s 90 degrees outside. In Maine). Whenever I think about summer, I think about camp. I was…

thanks, Feministe!

Folks of Feministe, thanks so much for a marvelous two weeks in your realm! I really enjoyed the discussion and the warm welcome I received here. Before I go, I got a message today that I felt compelled to share…

Getting More Women to Tech

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal published a piece by Shira Ovide, one of its media reporters, about the lack of women in the leadership among tech companies and talked about the protests over the separately branded TEDWomen conference that…

On Generosity

This is the third in a series examining issues raised by a blog post from Chamber of Commerce Senior Communications Director Brad Peck, where he suggested that women’s interest in closing the gender pay gap amounted to a “fetish for…

In The Books

It seems there’s been a bit of an uptick lately in musings on either side of the internet-is-destroying-our-attention-spans vs. internet-is-changing-our-consciousness-for-the-better debate. I don’t know which point of view has the right of it, even if I do think I read…

Happy birthday, tigtog!

It is the birthday of our rather incredible (jaw-droppingly so) tech whiz, tigtog of Hoyden About Town! On this glorious occasion, Rufus Sewell presents her with a birthday candle! And I present her with my best wishes for a wonderful…