What We Missed

Sisters are one of the keys to happiness. Can’t argue with that…

Arizona: a land of “opportunity” for the prison industry where immigrant detention is a market to be tapped and exploited.

Is “princess culture” damaging our little girls?

Colorado conservatives equate abortion to slavery because they are clearly the same thing. *insert side eye*

Sisters are one of the keys to happiness. Can’t argue with that…

Arizona: a land of “opportunity” for the prison industry where immigrant detention is a market to be tapped and exploited.

Is “princess culture” damaging ...

Mother Murders Baby Over Farmville?

I saw this outrageous story today about a young mother who killed her 3-month-old son because he was crying while she played the popular Facebook timesuck game, Farmville. The mother, 22-year-old Alexandra V. Tobias, told the police that she shook the baby, left to smoke a cigarette to compose herself, and then returned and shook him again. She offers that he may have hit his head when she shook him and has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder carrying a possible sentence of 25 to 50 years in jail.

There is no doubt that this story is absolutely appalling and quite sad. The natural reaction is to ask how a mother could be so evil to kill her ...

I saw this outrageous story today about a young mother who killed her 3-month-old son because he was crying while she played the popular Facebook timesuck game, Farmville. The mother, 22-year-old Alexandra V. Tobias, ...

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Mad Men Midweek Fix: Tomorrowland

During the fourth 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. This is our take on the season finale (a few weeks late). *WARNING: Lots of spoilers follow.

Joan gets a promotion without a raise. “Well, it’s almost an honor.”

Ah, yes! The now time-honored tradition of the meaningless promotion. –Ann

Ken won’t use his father-in-law to be to reach Dow Chemical.

Go Ken. “Cynthia’s my life. My actual life.” And all the others look at him blankly. –Vanessa

This moment was so interesting. I can’t help but wonder if he’ll pay for this ...

During the fourth 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 ...
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Sons of Anarchy Pokes Fun at Sarah Palin

I’ve never watched the TV series Sons of Anarchy and had to rely on good ol’ Wikipedia to find out that it’s a fictional show about a motorcycle club in California of the same name. It appeared on my radar yesterday via Twitter after seeing numerous anti-choice users getting salty about the show’s coverage of abortion. What got their blood boiling was that the porn star character, Lyla, goes to an abortion clinic to have the procedure and gives the nurse an alias: Sarah Palin. Bwhahahahahaha!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja3lkUuaEYE&feature=related

I’ve never watched the TV series Sons of Anarchy and had to rely on good ol’ Wikipedia to find out that it’s a fictional show about a motorcycle club in California of the same name. It ...

Keep Nancy Goldstein in the running to be WaPo’s Next Great Pundit!

A few weeks ago, I noted that the finalists in WaPo’s competition, in which first prize is a spot on the paper’s op-ed page for several weeks, were rather pale and male.

Now, the contest is down to the final four (two men, two women, all four of whom are white) and it’s time to cast your vote! I’m voting for Nancy Goldstein, a journalist who writes with insight and intelligence about class, race, gender and LGBT issues, among a host of others.

Voting is elimination style, so you’re voting to keep Goldstein on (which means you need to vote to eliminate one of the other four contestants). You can read Nancy’s fantastic writing here and vote to keep ...

A few weeks ago, I noted that the finalists in WaPo’s competition, in which first prize is a spot on the paper’s op-ed page for several weeks, were rather pale and male.

Now, the contest is down ...

Yankees fans taunt Red Sox fans with homophobic chant

Trigger warning: This video contains footage of homophobic bullying and will make you dislike Yankees fans even more than you might already.

From Sociological Images, here is video footage of Yankees fans taunting Red Sox fans with a homophobic chant, ironically (unintentional, I’m sure) set to the tune of “YMCA” by the Village People. The new lyrics went a little something like this:

Why are you gay!
I saw you suckin’ it, D-I-C-K.
They have every size, you’re about to enjoy.
You can hang out with all the boys!
Why are you gay!
I saw you suckin’ some D-I-C-K.

Seriously, dudes? You’re sitting with a bunch of men, watching a bunch of other men get sweaty and dirty, getting excited and yelling ...

Trigger warning: This video contains footage of homophobic bullying and will make you dislike Yankees fans even more than you might already.

From Sociological Images, here is video footage of Yankees fans taunting Red Sox fans with ...

Bad body image day songs

Some days, I don’t feel that great about my body. Some days, I’ll wake up and look in the mirror as I get into the shower and wish my body were different. Some days are just bad body image days. Almost everyone has them, and the people who don’t are people whose resilience and realistic view of the world I hope to share one day.

One of the things I’ve learned over time, though, is that bad body image days don’t have to last all day long. There are things I can do to cheer myself up and shake myself back into reality – because, in reality, my body is fully functional and beautiful and can do the splits on both ...

Some days, I don’t feel that great about my body. Some days, I’ll wake up and look in the mirror as I get into the shower and wish my body were different. Some days are just bad ...

What We Missed

RH Reality Check has a breakdown of the most extreme candidates up for election next week and some of their positions. It’s a bit frightening.

Have you checked out the Feministing Campus blog lately? Pockets of Understanding by Winter Trabex, is one not to miss.

Author and Academic Judith “Jack” Halberstam publishes this response to Susan Faludi’s article about intergenerational feminism. (Halberstam is referenced in the conclusion of the piece).

The Village Voice has an indepth profile of Lt. Dan Choi, the prominent Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal activist.

A facebook page with 400 plus people “liking” it compares people who are against the Colorado fetal personhood amendment Nazis. Go to the page if you’d like to report it.

RH Reality Check has a breakdown of the most extreme candidates up for election next week and some of their positions. It’s a bit frightening.

Have you checked out the Feministing Campus blog lately? Pockets of ...

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