What We Missed

Are we supposed to find this kind of retro sexism quaint and funny because we’re soooo post-feminism now?

“Sometimes there are certain things that we have to work harder for, that we have to work double the amount for. Sometimes we don’t get the credit. But we’re getting there.” That’s Beyonce, on whether girls really do run the world.

In the Guardian, Deborah Orr asks why feminism is afraid of owning up to and correcting its flaws.

The International Labor Organization has voted to extend key labor protections to domestic workers, the overwhelming majority of whom are women and girls.

It’s time for Summer of Feminista at Veronica Arreola’s blog. This summer’s theme is “Latinas as public intellectuals.” Got something to say? Go sign up!

New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has vetoed the addition of a parental consent requirement to the state’s abortion law.

France gave us the Statue of Liberty, and now we are giving them… Those Abercrombie & Fitch bags with the naked people on them. You are welcome, France.

From Sociological Images, a look at the use of the virgin-whore dichotomy in World War II propaganda posters. Remember: you can’t fight the axis if you get VD!

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4 Comments

  1. Posted June 16, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Regarding the first article, the model is ironing what appear to be her own clothes in a room containing only feminine things, implying she is independent. Now, if she was ironing men’s clothing, then I could see how that’s retro sexism.

  2. Posted June 17, 2011 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Today Saudi women are driving in a bid to pressure their regime to end the ban on driving for women. Why isnt anything about it on here?

  3. Posted June 17, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Uh… The third photo in the article about Vanessa Hudgens shows the iron’s cord, unplugged, at her feet. I can’t get past that.

  4. Posted June 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    For the Summer Of Feminista, I posted this comment, and I’ll post it here if someone knows the answer:

    I’m interested in participating, but a little unclear, do you want names of Latinas currently alive and active? Does intellectual extend to those in the arts, activists, etc.?

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