What We Missed and Happy New Years!

I hope everyone has a great New Year’s. The Feministing staff will be taking the rest of the week off to celebrate the new year and close out 2010, but thanks to everyone for making this another great year for our community and we are excited about more feminist business in the new year!

Arizona moves to ban ethnic studies.

The last law officer, also a woman, in a border town in Mexico has gone missing.

Check out all the cool people guest blogging at Ta-Nehisi’s spot for the next few weeks, including our very own Ann.

Lawyers, Guns and Money asks what a post-masculinized military would look like.

Jamil Smith on why he is no longer mad at Michael Vick.

Lindsey Beyerstein has to remind the New York Times what rape is.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted December 29, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Michael Vick would have to do a ton of animal rescue or something before I felt like I could not be mad at him.

  2. Posted December 29, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    The military article is an interesting read. I’ve always thought that Western masculinity really begin and ends with military practices. The conditioning you have to go through in order to kill people on demand is obviously transformative. I think it’s that process, more than anything else, that contributes to our masculinity.

  3. Posted December 30, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Every few years, the Arizona legislature comes up with a new law for the sole purpose of making Arizona a hostile place for Hispanics to live. Usually they’re voted down or the courts recognize that legislating whiteness hurts Native Americans’ right to preserve their language and culture, and it gets scrapped.

    It’s been going on for as long as I can remember. The difference is that this shit used to be limited to the far-out racist fringe, and now it’s becoming normalized and gaining traction.

    Are people in other U.S. states noticing this, too?

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