Daily Archives: August 24, 2011

An Ode to Video Games – Well, Maybe Not an *Ode*

Oh, yes. My commodore 64. Circa 1989 you would have found me hunched over my C64 coding early video games and saving them on to a cassette tape. I loved video games from the beginning and I still own a … Continue reading

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More on The Help and Romantic Hindsight

. . .though not by me. In the comments on Jill’s post about The Help, Angel H linked to an excellent, hard-hitting essay by Dr. Bernestine Singley that covered the reality of being a Black woman who worked as a … Continue reading

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Not liking The Help that much

(I know Jill posted on the movie. I read the book and I have thoughts, which I was finally able to edit today.) I haven’t seen the movie The Help, but I did read the book. I wasn’t impressed. First, … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Literature, Movies, Race & Ethnicity, Racism | Tagged , | 22 Comments

Kansas Should Serve as a Warning to Virginia Women

This is a guest post by Dr. James Kenley.
These regulations, which demanded precise sizes for janitorial closets, no-variance room temperatures, and other ridiculous requirements, were purportedly established to protect the health and safety of women, but in truth had one and only one purpose: to shut down the three existing abortion facilities in the state.
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Posted in Discrimination, Feminism, Gender, Health, Law, Medicine, Politics, Pregnancy, Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments


The New York Times ran this article on Sunday about, of all things, transgendered women. And while mocking the Grey Lady was my rainy day activity over at my blog–oh, Ross Douthat, keep chasing that rainbow!–I have to give them … Continue reading

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Strength in cupcakes

“Women are girly. Again,” she says. And apparently, that sucks. Writing for the Huffington Post, Peg Aloi bemoans the death of the “tough gal,” as evidenced by blogs about cupcakes, gardening, Hello Kitty, and knitting. Women write about cuddly kitties. … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrity, Domesticity, Entertainment, Feminism, Media & Media Literacy, Movies, Popular Culture, Work | Tagged , | 83 Comments