Monthly Archives: November 2008

Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetOur hearts go out to all those affected by the attacks in Mumbai. Bastard.logic has a list of resources. Cecelia at Ojibway Migisi Bineshii gives her view of Thanksgiving, and Renee asks, “what are we really giving thanks for?” Nezua on men who don the traditional costume of Zapotec women in southern Mexico, and constructions [...]
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Home for the holidays

TweetTwo different takes on seeing family this time of year… from SLB at Post Bourgie: Whenever I go back there, I never quite know what to say. How do you answer for why you’re not in one of those townhomes? You, who insisted on going around the mulberry bush to get a couple of degrees [...]
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Note to women smokers: Quit smoking.

Tweet If only you knew Betty, if only you knew… This is a stark reminder: women smokers lose 14.5 years off their life span. I’m going to disclose a little, shameful secret: I’m a smoker. Well, not your average pack-of-cigarettes-a-day smoker, but depending on my stress level, I can be a pack-of-cigarettes-a-week smoker. And I [...]
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Props of the Week: GLAAD 7th Annual OUTAuction

Tweet The late Herb Ritts’ piece with Derek and Drew Riker. I went to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) OUTAuction 2008 earlier this week, and it was pretty damn awesome. In fact, it was so awesome it raised over $135,000! I’ve always been a huge fan of (and occasional attempted maker of) [...]
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Woman wins “A Date with Travis,” then raped by Travis

TweetThis is pretty appalling. An Illinois woman is suing Waukegan radio station WXLC for being sexually assaulted on a “date” she won from one of their contests. The station promoted Travis Harvey as a “great” and “kind” guy in their challenge, “Win a Date with Travis,” which she ended up getting after being asked a [...]
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