What We Missed

The Service Women’s Action Network reports that scores of sexual assault victims are being diagnosed with “personality disorders” to make them ineligible for military service as well as veterans’ benefits.

More on the implications of Diallo coming forward.

An infographic on how progressives vs. conservatives parent differently.

Check out the inspiring Caring Across Generations Campaign.

Register now for the Barnard Center for Research on Women Activism and the Academy Conference this fall.

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6 Comments

  1. Posted July 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    From my blog over at Care2 in case anyone is interested:

    Who Should Pay for Dinner on a Date? Kelly Ripa Weighs-in With Anti-Feminist Rant

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/who-should-pay-for-dinner-on-a-date-kelly-ripa-weighs-in-with-anti-feminist-rant.html#ixzz1TA2HD19P

    Men Who Pay For Sex Are More Likely to Commit Crimes

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/study-says-that-men-who-pay-for-sex-are-more-likely-to-commit-crimes-including-violent-crimes-against-women.html#ixzz1TA2UrNmA

  2. Posted July 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    See now, I find this week’s info-graphic kinda disappointing. Where are the purple people who fall somewhere between? Reinforcing stereotypes doesn’t seem terribly insightful. Meh.

    • Posted July 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, my family. Most vote Democrat, but are more conservative socially, are in the middle. Where does this leave families with a Hank Hill (traditional straight as an arrow man trying to raise a self-reliant kid but without the atmosphere of fear and respect), a Helen Morgendorffer (feminist mom raising her kids to be anything they want to be but with self-discipline to get by in a dog-eat-dog world), Mr. and Mrs. Funnie (pleasant suburban parents that dote on their children), Lois Foutley (a single mom with feminist inclinations that is raising children with moral strength and with a concern for other people and their own principles), a Harold Weir (meat-and-potatoes man with traditional ideals and trying to be a strict but loving parent; like Hank Hill trying to provide a better model of fatherhood and treatment for their children than their own fathers provided).

      • Posted July 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

        Heh. I didn’t even get that far in the chart because I wonder if I truly regard conservatives as supporting a “meritocracy”. That would involve credit where credit is due and recognizing those who excel due to their own talent, intelligence, hard work, etc. More like ” keeping up a status quo of privilege established on a highly uneven playing field-ocracy”!

    • Posted July 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

      The infographic really seems like a watered down version of Lakoff’s Moral Politics. I don’t like that it leaves out the gender role implications of the conservative/liberal world views, which I think are key to the concepts as Lakoff presents them and, you know, relevant to the feministing audience. And parenting.

  3. Posted July 26, 2011 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Wow. I want to go to this conference!

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