Author: Holly

http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2007/12/10/and-this-is-the-part-where-i-stumble-in-kinda-late/

Bamboozling the Etheridges

Dear Melissa and Tammy, You were just hustled by a member of one of America’s oldest fraternities of snake-oil salesmen: the slick-talking preacher. I’m sorry to have to tell you this, because it’s clear that you both want to sincerely…

Justifying the world… with science!

Dear Readers: are you interested in joining the ongoing fight against Bad Science? If you are, then like me you’ll be grateful that Amanda has pointed out Scientific American’s takedown of “pop” evolutionary psychology, which is very instructive in how…

Really, the last? Really?

My jaw dropped open when I saw the image that Melissa just posted over at Shakesville. This is one of the most disgusting things I’ve seen emerge from any movement for social justice in the last decade. Of course, another…

Gasp! Kids’ toys are… gendered?

We frequently take on cases of blatantly sexist advertising around here. This stuff tends to show up online from all over the world — well, from everywhere except perhaps Sweden, because in Sweden they have the Trade Ethical Council against…

What’s in a name?

The team at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project got some news to be thankful for just before Thanksgiving last week: judges in New York State can no longer bar people from legally changing their names to traditionally “masculine” or “feminine”…

Accents

My mother is adorable. She’s lived in the US for over 35 years now. She has authored, edited or translated a half-dozen books — in English! But she still sends me e-mails with lines like this, in her recipe for…

Faith, without a map

Hi Feministe — it’s been too long! My non-digital life has been a little frenetic in recent months. I won’t go into an extensive personal update, but suffice it to say that I managed to lose my job, but then…

Hair-pulling and braid-weaving

Ever since the minor kerfuffle over Titan Games’ Fat Princess, I’ve been wanting to write some more criticism of games, and not just because I love attracting defensive trolls who hallucinate de jure censorship and gamer-reviling boycotts whenever something problematic…