What We Missed

Costco 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 misidentification in reporters’ coverage of the DC women who were murdered recently.
Check out the launch of Harlot’s Parlour, a new blog about sex, sexuality and sex work.

Costco 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.

Mad Men Mondays: I’m Peggy Olson and I want to smoke some marijuana


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 to this episode, but this time the focus was on class in a way it hasn’t been on Mad Men before. We got to see old money performing class in a way that is quickly becoming antiquated and the complexities of living as an upwardly mobile person uncomfortable in a world one wasn’t born into. All of this while perched precariously at the end of ...

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 ...

Feminists and fornicators are my kind of people

This 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 contraception by unmarried couples.

Via TPM.

This 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 ...

Happy Birthday, Vanessa!


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 a mean party.
She can find orange salamanders in the woods in record time.
She is an amazing friend and sister (sniff).
If you get her on a good day, she’ll tell you about the time she threatened to beat up Claire Danes. Seriously.


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 ...

Generation Misogyny

Possibly 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 Killing Us Softly and Tough Guise – and those two filmmakers are featured in this clip. The short bit on hip hop gave me pause – I think Byron Hurt’s Beyond Beats and Rhymes is probably better for that subject. Any thoughts?

Possibly 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 ...

She’s got style, she’s got grace, she always knows her place.

So true….ladies.
You know an article is going to be blogging gold when it starts off like this:

As our society abandons the conservative values that make women into ladies, women with grace and dignity have become an endangered species–especially on today’s college campuses. The kind of woman who inspired Tom Jones’ song “She’s a Lady” has become an antiquated figure from America’s past.

Oh yes, Eva Lorraine Molina at Townhall wants us to know that she’s no liberal whorebag – and she wishes conservative women would stop acting like us sex-crazed feminists, too!

The feminist movement’s war on conservatism in America has killed chivalry and trained too many women to think and act like men. As a result, many young conservative ...

So true….ladies.
You know an article is going to be blogging gold when it starts off like this:

As our society abandons the conservative values that make women into ladies, women with grace and dignity have become ...

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