Monthly Archives: May 2006

Sizing up clothing sizes

TweetThe New York Times reports the ghastly news that petites sections are disappearing from high-end department stores, and some short, older, mostly wealthy (these stores are expensive) women are upset. While stores may appear to be “long obsessed with that Seventh Avenue archetype, the tall, thin, leggy lady,” I can say definitively, as a slender [...]
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Feministing Hearts Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth Rather Ripped Geffen Records (2006) Indie rock legends Sonic Youth burst out of the summer music pack with their latest album, Rather Ripped, to be released June 13 on Geffen Records. Though predictably unpredictable in terms of musical experimentation, the group delivers its characteristic guitar renderings and thoughtful lyricism, appealing to devoted fans and new initiates alike.
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Say hi to Angie!

Tweet We’re moving up in the world. The fabulous Angie Vo has just joined Feministing as a Reviews Editor. (Again, we like titles.) So please give her a warm welcome. Angie, 23, is a Missouri-born, Wisconsin-based journalism grad who focused on Biology and Women’s Studies. Every Wednesday, this pop culture maven will review music, books, [...]
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New Batwoman is lesbian crime-fighter

Tweet This is too cool. Batwoman – real name Kathy Kane – will appear in 52, a year-long DC Comics publication that began this month. In her latest incarnation, she is a rich socialite who has a romantic history with another 52 character, ex-police detective Renee Montoya. 52 will be published in the UK as [...]
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Ohio’s anti-gay law lets another unmarried abuser off the hook

TweetAn Ohio man’s domestic violence conviction was voided last week because he wasn’t married to the woman he abused. Dallas McKinley was convicted of a fourth-degree felony after he pushed his girlfriend, hit her and threw objects at her. The ruling, as it stands, leaves prosecutors with the option of seeking a lesser charge. This [...]
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