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This is to families everywhere: I want to ask a favor of you. All of you. Please stop deciding which girl in the family is the prettiest. Stop deciding when she's two, or four.
So I’ve been thinking about periods – and no, not the punctuation kind. That’s because I spent some time on the weekend thumbing my way through an interesting little book on menstruation. Called ‘ Capitalizing on the Curse: The Business of Menstruation ’, the book explores the impact that capitalist forces have had on our monthly periods. It’s by Elizabeth Arveda Kissling , a professor at Eastern Washington University.
Wow. You all know I’m not that into Jezebel, but a friend tipped me off to a story they’re running today that I had to comment on. Basically, some company is advertising a product in Men’s Health that, if it actually worked, would be a date rape drug.
I've been thinking about homosociality a bit these past few days. Homosociality (as explained so well in Michael Kimmel's Manhood in America) is the principle that all men, including heterosexual ones, are raised in our culture to be more eager to please other men than women. It doesn't take much in my classes to get heads nodding as the subject comes up! To use one cheap and easy example, homosociality explains the function of catcalls and wolf whistles.
I went for a run after dinner tonight. It was a beautiful night. The moon was full and I wanted to unwind after a long week of work. I was responsible.
by Jess McCabe // 22 September 2009, 10:39 I've seen this list posted in several places in the last few days, so I'm not sure who originally wrote it. But I do think it nicely reverses the way these email circulars usually pull out a long list of 'advice' for women to circumscribe our own behaviour in order to avoid being attacked.
By Jill on January 3, 2007 via Tyra (whose blog I, the bad blog-reader, just discovered — but it’s fantastic, go check it out) in the comments of the Feminist Rape Apologists post: The law discriminates against rape victims in a manner which would not be tolerated by victims of any other crime. In the following example, a holdup victim is asked questions similar in form to those usually asked a victim of rape. “Mr.
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Hollywood, we have to talk. I’ve spoken to every ticket-buyer in America and we’ve all decided that you need to make more movies about badass women. Like, starting yesterday.
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“Nine little Suffergets, Finding boys to hate, One kisses Willie Jones, And then there are Eight.” Ten Little Suffergets tells the sad tale of ten little girls who lose their pro-suffrage leanings when they spy shiny objects like toys, men, and the Sandman. The 1915 picture book ends with the final baby suffragette cracking her baby doll’s head open. “And then there were none!”