Monthly Archives: September 2008

Troll-B-Gone!

TweetAbove: An artist’s rendering of the men’s rights trolls who populate this feminist blog and others. The jewels in their bellies give them magical powers that blind them to their own privilege! Regular readers have probably noticed that the comment threads have been overrun as of late with a serious influx of trolls. We’re not [...]
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The Postville 28

Tweet Back in May, Postville, Iowa — a small town not far from where I grew up — was the site of the largest immigration raid in U.S. history. Nearly 400 undocumented workers were rounded up and detained. Today, 28 women remain in custody as they apply for political asylum and special visas for victims [...]
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On recruiting rape survivors for campaign ads

TweetJonathan Martin reports that the Obama campaign was looking to recruit a rape survivor to appear in an ad. Kiersten Steward, director of public policy at the Family Violence Prevention Fund, served as a conduit between the campaign and victims and women’s advocates. “Obviously, this is a big ask and I haven’t seen a script [...]
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Tuesday Ten: Feminist friendly male bloggers

TweetI am really into lists lately. After Courtney’s ten things she can do without and my own replica, along with all the responses we got, I figure why not make it a weekly feature. So similar to Amanda’s Friday Random Ten, here is my second crack at the Tuesday Ten. I have been thinking about [...]
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Oh no not tribal fashion references again!

TweetSo the last time I wrote about American Apparel’s use of mock tribal prints and the name, “Afrika” for a line of clothing, it was a little bit controversial. Some folks didn’t understand why putting thin, white models, in faux tribal and animal prints with the title, “Afrika” was racist. So be it. UPDATE: I [...]
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