Tag: Capitalism & Consumption

Taxing Soda

In a post a few weeks back, a lot of Feministe readers disapproved of taxing cigarettes, and had some interesting arguments that I, a supporter of such taxes, hadn’t previously considered. So I wonder: How do you all feel about…

Regulating New Jersey’s Hair Down There

New Jersey’s reputation for big-haired women may have just been taken to the next level: The state is considering enforcing its ban on Brazilian bikini waxes. As Reason says, when hairless genitalia is banned, only bandits will have hairless genitalia.…

Preach it, Judith Warner

It’s about time someone wrote this: Now, I’m just as jealous of the yoga-pants-at-9-a.m.-on-Monday-morning crowd as the next frazzled working mom. But, I’m sorry to say, however delicious charting the downfall of the wealthy at-home mom may be, we do…

Gendering Infants

I’ve seen a couple of blogs now post on Baby Bangs — a new company that creates wigs/toupee’s for bald or short-haired baby girls so that people will not commit the heinous act of mis-gendering them.  An example below, via…

Two Articles

MoJo has some great pieces up right now. Two I want to highlight: 1. The Dark Side of Overseas Adoption. International adoption is loosely regulated and often “closed;” in some places, it’s turned into a child-buying market. 2. Brave New…

“Bridezilla”? Really?

The right-wing obsession with trashing women never ceases to amaze me. Kathryn Jean Lopez’s write-up of Feministing blogger Jessica Valenti’s wedding is no exception (and of course, Ace of Spades follows up). Lopez titles the piece “You’ve Never Met a…

Red State Special

(Totally stealing Jezebel’s title for this post). So whaddaya know: Red state citizens consume the most online porn in the United States. Utah is the biggest porn customer in the U.S., and eight of the top-ten highest porn-consuming states went…

Stupid Story of the Day

Christian dude upset that chefs recommend “kosher salt.” Decides to make “Christian salt” blessed by Episcopal priest. So pointless I don’t even know what to say.

Mommy, What’s a Blow Job?

So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids by Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne (Ballantine Books) I really wish that when I was in preschool, my parents had told me…