Tag: Capitalism & Consumption

Bush to Veto Equal Pay for Women

This week, the House passed the Paycheck Fairness act, legislation that sets precedents to close the wage gap between working men and women and attempts to close the loopholes that allow employers to get away with discriminatory pay practices. However,…

Crappy Birthday

Americans’ unhappy birthday: ‘Too much wrong right now’, by Pauline Arrillaga, AP via Yahoo! News. . . . talk turns to the state of the Union, and the [Gilbert, Ariz., chapter of the Optimist Club] become decidedly bleak. They use…

Oh, I’ve noticed.

America’s Shrinking Food Wraps, by Kate Pickert at Time.com, via Yahoo! News. I read this last week, but Frangela reminded me about this morning on the radio as they were filling in for Stephanie Miller. . . . is it…

Doing the analysis so I don’t have to

Pixar’s Gender Problem, by Caitlin GD Hopkins at Vast Public Indifference, via ill Doctrine. . . . Whenever a new Pixar movie comes out, I wrestle with the same frustration: Pixar’s gender problem. While Disney’s long history of antipathy toward…

I’m not a coffee drinker

but I feel your pain: Starbucks to close 600 US stores, rein in growth, by Jessica Mintz, AP. I remember a day when Starbucks could do no wrong. When Lewis Black could rant about building a Starbucks across from another…

The War Over Women’s Bodies

I want to write a longer post about this, but unfortunately time does not permit. So, a question: Why are progressive publications buying into the right-wing xenophobic frame on birth rates? That story argues that babies are the new weapons…

A Sundae Never Looked So Gross

This ad is bad enough due to the disturbing, creepy and regressively gendered messages, and lots of people are talking about that. To be clear, I don’t see myself supporting the idea that having men buy things for you is…

The Story of Stuff

Cross-posted at AngryBrownButch. Every morning I seem to find some distraction on the Internet that leads to me running out the door far later than I should have left or starting my work day woefully off schedule. Usually the distraction…