Monthly Archives: August 2009

What We Missed

TweetCostco takes a racist toy off the shelves. The question of how the hell it got there to begin with remains. A study shows that despite the stereotype, women aren’t more “tentative” than men. Newsweek on “America’s War on the Overweight.” Circulation of women’s magazines are sharply declining. Amanda at the Sexist takes on gender [...]
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Mad Men Mondays: I’m Peggy Olson and I want to smoke some marijuana

Tweet During the third season of Mad Men Feministing writers will offer some of our thoughts on feminist moments, scenes, and themes in the new episodes in order to start a discussion about these topics in our community. *WARNING: Lots of spoilers follow. Derby Day and “going back in time.” Change was once again central [...]
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Feminists and fornicators are my kind of people

TweetThis is too good. Robert McDonnell, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, wrote a Master’s thesis calling working women and feminists “detrimental” to the family. Wait, it gets better. He said government policy should favor married couples over “cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators.” He described as “illogical” a 1972 Supreme Court decision legalizing the use of [...]
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Happy Birthday, Vanessa!

Tweet This weekend was Vanessa’s 29th birthday – so please give her some b-day love in comments. For those of you who don’t know V personally – and that’s most of you! – here are some essential things you should be aware of: She will always win in a dance-off. (See picture above.) She throws [...]
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Generation Misogyny

TweetPossibly triggering Has anyone seen this movie? A friend of mine passed it on as something to maybe show in the Gender & Pop Culture class I’m teaching at Rutgers this semester, but I thought I’d see if any lovely Feministing readers could tell me more about it first. It seems like a combination of [...]
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