I’m off to my college reunion and going on blog hiatus. See you!
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In case you missed this, it’s a must-see! I like to think that in some teeny-tiny way CAMD had a hand in it…. Do you think they might market a little gavel for those Abby dolls? CAREER!!
In case you missed this, it’s a must-see! I like to think that in some teeny-tiny way CAMD had a hand in it…. CAREER!!
Think these comments about “legitimate” rape and rape that “God intended” are a fluke? Think again. Gayle Sulik, whose excellent book Pink Ribbon Blues just came out in paperback, sent me the following, which went around on A Critical Sociological Discourse Listserv: GIFT-FROM-GOD-RAPE “When life begins with that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen.” -Richard Mourdock (R), candidate for Senate in Indiana, on October 23, 2012 “The right approach is to accept this horribly created, in the sense of rape, but nevertheless…a gift of human life, and accept what God is giving to you.” -Rick Santorum (R), Senator and Presidential candidate, on January 20, 2012 “Richard and I, along with millions of Americans…believe that life is a gift from God.” -Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas voicing his support of Richard Mourdock’s statement about rape-induced abortions, on October 24, 2012 LEGITIMATE RAPE “If it’s [...]
Re: my earlier post on manic pixie dream girls (which I have corrected to give coinage credit to Nathan Rabin at A.V. Club). Here’s the ever-brilliant Anita Sarkeesian at Feminist Frequency on the subject. And in case you missed it, here is…well, just watch and enjoy!
Here’s one for Mother’s Day. Interesting. Posting it fast, but hope to comment here–or perhaps in “old media” soon…. Your thoughts?
Pixar is all but putting up signs saying, ”EVEN THOUGH BRAVE IS ABOUT A GIRL BOYS AND MEN WILL LIKE IT! WE’VE GOT DICK AND BUTT AND FART AND VAGUELY HOMOPHOBIC JOKES! SEE?NO COOTIES HERE, GUYS, NO SIRREE! YOU CAN SEE THIS AND STILL BE A MAN!” What a bunch of cowards. This new trailer is clearly pandering to a male audience that may have qualms about a “princess” movie. Funny, yes, but I certainly don’t recall any equivalent assurances to women in campaigns for their previous twelve features, even when there were no female characters involved. Or was there a major aimed-at-the-ladies campaign before the original Toy Story that I missed? I thought not. I’ve blogged about Pixar’s atrocious record on female characters before (actually multiple times). And in Cinderella Ate My Daughter I wrote: I cannot help but feel, after waiting patiently–and sometimes not so patiently–through twelve genre-busting films about male [...]
The Drudge Report gets, um, props for breaking the story of the week on Monday: it ran this picture of the Secretary of State, front and center without makeup. Forget about Chen Guancheng, this is a national shanda! As Erin Gloria Ryan at Jezebel wrote: I guess we’re all supposed to gasp and feel faint, to acknowledge that yes, Hillary Clinton is a real live human with monstrous, terrible flaws, and this is the pictorial proof of that. And now she should hang her head in shame and Matt Drudge wins, and he’s automatically King of America forever. Let’s set aside, for the moment, the fact that we should all look so good–and be so healthy–at 64 (which, for the record is still in a woman’s prime….). Watching that picture go viral, I recalled Deborah Tannen writing in the New York Times Magazine that no matter what women wear they are “marked.” That’s linguistics-speak for [...]
Hi all–I’m doing a stint on the New York Times‘ “Motherlode” blog this week. It would mean the world to me if you’d drop on by, give my posts a read and leave comments. First up: can there be a “good” divorce? How do you minimize the impact on the kids? As today goes on, we’ll also get into one of our favorite topics: Halloween costumes….. See you there! -Peggy