Hungover Feminist Weekly Report – Pop Culture Fever Edition

This week’s video is up early because I’m going to be heading up to New York for the big Feministing Birthday shindig tomorrow.

P.S. Trust me, my taste in television shows is the least of hundreds of embarrassing things about me. Come to the party tomorrow and I promise you’ll see at least a dozen.

This week’s video is up early because I’m going to be heading up to New York for the big Feministing Birthday shindig tomorrow.

P.S. Trust me, my taste in television shows is the least of hundreds of ...

Feminism on the radio

Jessica will be on the Kojo Nnamdi Show at noon today, talking about her new book! The topic is “Feminism Today”:

It’s the “f” word you don’t hear as much anymore — feminism. But issues that confronted women thirty years ago remain as pressing as ever, whether it’s reproductive rights, equal pay or the challenges of balancing childcare and work. We assess how feminism is responding to those challenges, and how attitudes differ among generations of women.

Tune in to WAMU (the DC-area NPR affiliate) — 88.5 fm. Or you can listen to the segment online (any time after 1pm) here.
Also, feel free to call or write in with questions: 1-800-433-8850 or kojo@wamu.org.

Jessica will be on the Kojo Nnamdi Show at noon today, talking about her new book! The topic is “Feminism Today”:

It’s the “f” word you don’t hear as much anymore — feminism. But issues that confronted women ...

Joe Francis with yet another sex charge


Some people never learn. Some people are douchebags. And then there’s Joe Francis…who just defies category.

Joe Francis, the millionaire founder of the “Girls Gone Wild� video empire, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor sexual battery for allegedly groping an 18-year-old woman.
Francis allegedly touched the woman’s breast and buttocks repeatedly despite pleas to stop, said city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan.

By the way, it was just Monday that Francis sentenced to 35 days in jail in Florida for criminal contempt.


Some people never learn. Some people are douchebags. And then there’s Joe Francis…who just defies category.

Joe Francis, the millionaire founder of the “Girls Gone Wild� video empire, was charged Wednesday with ...

I miss Sassy


I’ll admit it, I miss Sassy. It was the first magazine I read that made me feel “cool,” like maybe I was right to be skeptical of the beauty industry and mags like Seventeen and YM (which I continued to read anyway, but what can you do). So I was pleased as punch when I got a copy of How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time, by co-authors Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer. I’ve yet to read it, and when I do I’ll make sure to review it.
But in the meantime, NPR has an excerpt from the book and talks with Jesella and ...


I’ll admit it, I miss Sassy. It was the first magazine I read that made me feel “cool,” like maybe I was right to be skeptical of the beauty industry and mags like Seventeen and ...

Quick Hit: Off to Work She Should Go

The alwayscontroversial (and damn smart) Linda Hirshman had an op-ed in yesterday’s New York Times, Off to Work She Should Go. Hirshman cites a recent study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to argue that the women “opting-out” is real–and that it’s not just the “elite” that are doing it.
The piece is pretty compelling stuff…what do you think?

The alwayscontroversial (and damn smart) Linda Hirshman had an op-ed in yesterday’s New York Times, Off to Work She Should Go. Hirshman cites a recent study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to ...

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