Monthly Archives: November 2007

Wonder woman writes Wonder Woman

Tweet Within the first time in the comic book character’s 66-year history, a woman is serving as an “ongoing writer” for Wonder Woman, reports the New York Times. With issue No. 14 hitting the stores a couple of weeks ago, Gail Simone began her new title. Her thoughts on the character: “She’s just the best [...]
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Rape case reform in the UK.

TweetNot one week after UK women Reclaimed the Night on Saturday, we find that juries will now be “briefed” before rape cases in order to dispel “rape myths” that studies have shown to contribute to a severe decrease in rape convictions in the UK. In 1977, 33% of reported rapes ended in conviction. By 2005, [...]
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Move over, Ani.

TweetAretha and Annie are here. This has got to be within the top three feminist music videos of all time. Thanks to Michael. Tweet
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Getting Off

TweetFor most of my young life, I’ve avoided thinking about or watching pornography. Sure there was that time that my gal pals and I got a porn flick in a hotel room on spring break “just to see� or the afternoon Gareth and I spent researching feminist porn and finding scary titles like Dungeon Mistress. [...]
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More in misogynist pencil products (who knew?)

Tweet Apparently there’s more than one woman-hating pencil product out there. First there was the headless doggie-style sharpener, and now Shakes shows us this: Lusty Linda the pen holder. You’ll note from the packaging that Lusty Linda can utter “8 lusty sayings,” which fall into one of two categories—”good mood” or “bad mood,” controlled by [...]
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