Category: General

Meat Culture

Angry Brown Butch linked to this post entitled, “The Internet Ate My Subculture:” One of the characters in a book I’m reading publishes an underground paper. I used to do that- it was pretty okay. We covered a lot of…

That Paralegal Certificate…

Is looking pretty good right now. On July 1, interest rates on student loans experienced the greatest jump in history, with the variable rate on common Stafford loans shooting up almost two percent for students and graduates. The rate hike…

More on Housing the Homeless

Off of Jill’s post, here’s another New York Times article about housing-first policies for homeless people, which I received via email from a friend and sometime feministe reader: The “housing first” policy that this city adopted last year is part…

Its not an ignorant person.

Brownfemipower on the joys of moderation: I got this comment in my box recently, and I haven’t been able to figure out what to do with it–should I set it on fire? Send it back to the commentor until he…

She-Male!

In other, happier news, I went to a Camp Trans benefit last night at femina potens. Charlie Anders did a dramatic reading of Janice Raymond’s The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male. It was better than I could possibly…

Birth of a Playstation

Sony apparently wants to capture the insecure-white-supremacist demographic. Or something. Here’s a link to all three parts of the ad. I can’t tell if this is provocation for its own sake, or if the ad’s creators honestly didn’t think the…

A Love Letter to the Bikini

“It is hardly necessary to waste words over the so-called bikini since it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing.” -Modern Girl magazine, 1957 The bikini turns 60 this week, and I…

What Else I’m Reading

Why are men still joking about rape? And why is rape still being imaged as erotic and sexy? Abstinence-only education hits a dead end with HPV. Katha Pollitt tosses her two cents into the supposed “mommy wars.” The Truth About…

Hand Grenade

(I ended up writing two posts on Blue’s post and thread. They might or might not match up with each other. I figure I’ll just put them up in tandem and let the feministas–and Blue, hopefully–discuss them either in conjunction…

Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

But getting laid regularly will make you feel as good as an extra $50,000 a year. I have $200 in my bank account and I’m living alone in a tiny Greek village (read: Not exactly the most exciting love life).…

Always Something Nice to Say

Eteraz asked me via email about whether there’d been any movement to establish chivalry among queers. He started wondering after seeing a show on MTV involving gay people being mean to other candidates. I’m not familiar with that particular one,…

Friday Feminist Round-Up

Kuwaiti women vote for the first time in the country’s history. “I feel like I am a full citizen today,” said Maha Barjes, a member of Kuwait’s Human Rights Society and longtime women’s rights campaigner. “The results of this election…