A few tidbits to start your week off right. First, self-promotion! My Guardian column this week is about how deriding fashion week (and fashion generally) is a little bit sexist. When it comes to clothes, women can’t win — if you don’t care, you’re slovenly and lack self-esteem and you might face getting fired or [...]
There are so many things I wanted to write about this week but didn’t get around to. Check out a few (and sorry in advance for those of you who follow me on Twitter, since this is basically my feed reproduced):
A quick pointer to a couple of interesting posts on the “art of no” at CaptainAwkward.com, a highly informative, often hilarious, and thoroughly feminist advice blog. In the first post, the Captain notes that: Women are socialized to make men feel good. We’re socialized to “let you down easy.” We’re not socialized to say a [...]
The Oscars were last night, and all the predictable winners won. I’m always more interested in the dresses (THE DRESSES!), so, my winners were Mila, Scarlett, Halle, Michelle, Hailee and Mandy. Losers were Nicole, Amy Adams, Natalie (SORRY GIRL), Penelope, Reese, and Sandra Bullock’s face (WHAT did she do to it?). And I would have [...]
Some things to check out this afternoon: The Argument for Paying Moms Less. This is on my “to write about” list, but I’ll say now that the author of this piece clearly hasn’t done much research into discrimination against working women. Mothers don’t get paid less simply because they “work less.” There’s a motherhood penalty [...]
From The Hindu, Meira Kumar, the first woman speaker of the Indian lower house, Lok Sabha, gave an address at Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University; check it out. In the same nation, from The Times of India, here’s a piece about taking a gendered lens to the state of Rajasthan. The UN Entity for [...]
A few things to get your week started right: 150 Years of Vassar: A photo spread. Thanks, Lauren, for the link. I know a lot of us are WikiLeaks-ed out, but there are two more pieces worth checking out: This one from the New Statesman that discusses the liberal values that are in conflict in [...]
Various things to check out this fine Tuesday: -Barbie has cankles: Christian Louboutin is the latest designer to create a signature Barbie, but he’s redesigning her feet because he says her ankles are too fat. Yes, Barbie is now too fat for the fashion mainstream. -Outsourcing Pregnancy: Doree Shafrir covers the issue for the Daily [...]
Hope everyone is having a good weekend, and that those of you who are observing are having a good Yom Kippur. Or at least I hope that you aren’t totally starving. Lots of stuff for your perusal this fine Monday: I don’t link to Tiger Beatdown enough. If you’re not already reading it, go. Sady [...]
I suppose I could write something substantial, but there’s too much good stuff out there for you all to check out, so do peruse the following: Combating the Campus Rape Crisis: Jaclyn Friedman, co-editor of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape and one of my personal favorite feminist [...]
I’ve been away for two weeks and the guesties have been holding down the fort, but now that I’m back home and sifting through my email, I have many a link to share. So check out the good stuff I’ve missed: Shotgun Adoption: The amazing Kathryn Joyce (author of Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement) [...]
There is currently all kinds of news streaming in with regards to yesterday’s assassination of abortion provider Dr. Tiller. I’m following it rather closely and obsessively, and thought it was about time to update readers here with the most important of it all. This will basically be a link roundup. ACTIONS The Feminist Majority Foundation [...]
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