Monthly Archives: March 2010

Transphobic film Ticked-Off Tra**ies with Knives not fixed by trailer changes

TweetThe new movie Ticked-Off Tra**ies with Knives, which is schedule to screen at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, is drawing serious criticism from the transgender community for its advertising and content. The film is about trans women who seek revenge against men who attack them and murder two of their friends.  Part of the criticism [...]
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Beautiful girls are bitchy and ugly girls are nice: Ugly Betty‘s “laws of the universe”

TweetA few weeks ago, I wrote about the disappointment I often feel when otherwise progressive TV shows miss the mark when it comes to female beauty. One of the shows I mentioned was Ugly Betty, which ranks among my favorite TV shows of all time. I love Ugly Betty for, among other things, its biting [...]
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What We Missed

TweetOn Porn and Power. Tim Geitner thinks that if women ran Wall Street, we wouldn’t have a financial crisis. (Hint: This is not what feminists mean when they canvass for women to get in power, the assumption that women have inherent qualities that make them better or worse leaders is sexist.) Obama to sign a [...]
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White House website highlights senior level female staff

TweetA new series on the White House website, started by the Council on Women and Girls (which President Obama created), will be highlighting senior level female staff in the Administration. It’s being called Meet the Women of the Administration. About the series: One of the goals of the Council on Women and Girls is to [...]
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On the Newsweek “All the Women Are White” Fail

TweetThe failure for mainstream feminism, as it is framed in the mainstream media, as in places like Newsweek, to acknowledge the diversity of feminism as it is, is something I have written about a lot. And so I guess it is frustrating to read this dialogue between Latoya and Raina Kelley about feminism at Newsweek [...]
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