Jill has been blogging for Feministe since 2005.
To submit your favorite blog posts to the 9th Carnival of the Feminists at Mind the Gap. The optional theme is Feminism and the Body. Submit away!...read more
Me on Valentine’s Day. I’ve never been able to get worked up enough about Valentine’s day to care if I don’t have a date, and it’s a Hallmark holiday, it doesn’t reflect what love really is, and blah blah blah. But I still like it. It’s fun to have one day a year when, if [...]...read more
Because sometimes it’s just worth laughing at it. Even when it’s not that funny. Just when you thought Berlusconi couldn’t get any more self-involved, he has now made the requisite egomaniac Jesus comparison. The fact that Mr. Berlusconi claims to “sacrifice” himself for everything and everyone is even funnier if you know anything about Italian [...]...read more
Will male-dominated jobs ever be fully gender-integrated? “Men’s work” still pays significantly more than comparable “women’s work.” Consider the difference between the median weekly earnings of a secretary ($552) and a firefighter ($933), a social worker ($698) and a police officer ($844). That’s the difference between scraping by and supporting a family. Policing and firefighting [...]...read more
Because it’s Friday, and why not? Top 3, list ‘em in the comments. Mine: 1. Blue States Lose (and Gawker in general, but this section is particularly hilarious). Example: “We don’t know what kind of disgusting French bestiality goth fetish videos this guy probably beats off to, but we do know that the world needs [...]...read more