Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Williams sisters and the transgressive beauty of strength

Tweet Photo by Dewey Nicks for The New York Times If you haven’t yet, check out this New York Times photo gallery of women tennis players. The accompanying article is about how the sheer dominance of Venus and Serena Williams has changed the sport in all sorts of ways. At first I was annoyed by [...]
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Emmy round-up

Tweet“Mad Men” and “Modern Family” were the big winners last night at the Emmy’s, which most news outlets are reporting was actually tolerable with Jimmy Falon at the helm (Jimmy’s so cute, isn’t he?). Claire Danes won for her portrayal of autistic animal rights activist Temple Grandin, Edie Falco won for “Nurse Betty,” Kyra Sedgwick [...]
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A Palin of our own or a charismatic H. Clinton?

TweetRebecca Traister and Anna Holmes want a progressive Sarah Palin to rise up from the Democratic doldrums and said as much in this Sunday’s New York Times, two years to the day since Palin first appeared on the political scene. This swoon-worthy duo of feminist thinkers is critical of the Democratic party, which they feel [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet The Crunk Feminist Collective considers Nicki Minaj. Margaret Atwood on being a woman writer. On the relationship between sex and housework. Good riddance, Dr. Laura. An awesome essay on women and rock music — and music journalism: “[S]ince there are women fucking DOING incredible things in the music scene these days, we deserve to [...]
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The Feministing Five: Nina Funnell

TweetNina Funnell is one of Australia’s leading young feminist writers. A lifelong feminist, she became a vocal advocate for women’s rights after surviving an abduction and sexual assault in her final year of college. She pressed charges and went public, and in the process, became an activist. She now travels the country speaking to high [...]
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