Monthly Archives: March 2005

Advice columnist tells lesbian not to “ask for trouble” through PDAs

TweetNever been quite the fan of Slate’s advice column Dear Prudence, but this latest bit of crap really got to me. A 22-year-old lesbian wrote in asking about appropriate levels of public displays of affection, stemming from frequent arguments with her mother. One of her mother’s concerns was that her daughter and girlfriend were “inviting [...]
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All female battalions in India tackle crimes against women

Tweet Back in my Women’s Studies undergrad, I remember reading about a group of women who formed an alliance in India to fight sex offenders on gender divided trains. I guess at the time there had been a lot of men breaking into the women’s cars and engaging in acts of sexual violence. Not only [...]
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Feminism and Racism Meet Again

TweetNot long ago, the Boston Globe featured an article, Step off, about “the objectification of black women — both visually and lyrically –” in contemporary rap music and videos. Old news, right? Not so fast. Apparently, “as this years-old aesthetic reaches a crescendo, a rumble of complaint is emerging from black men and women.” As [...]
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Get married or get fired

TweetNot really a choice I’d like to make. And certainly not one I should have to make. But that’s exactly the “choice” that was given to Debora Hobbs of North Carolina when her boss found out that she was living with her boyfriend. A former sheriff’s dispatcher, Hobbs was told by her employer “to get [...]
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Ms. Editor in Chief resigns; magazine in trouble?

Tweet According to the New York Observer, tensions between Ms. Editor in Chief Elaine Lafferty and the magazine’s owner and publisher, the Feminist Majority Foundation, led to Lafferty’s recent resignation. Hmm… Lafferty announces her resignation in the latest issue of Ms., due to hit newsstands this week, saying “in the last two years, I believe [...]
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