What We Missed

Today is Barack Obama’s 50th birthday. Or is it???

Women in Hollywood’s Melissa Silverstein on the Hollywood gender pay gap.

“Mum, I would HATE to be gay.”

Do you like Dirty Dancing? Do you like it when women can afford to have abortions? Then you should come to Jezebel’s screening of history’s second-best dance movie (Center Stage forever!), which will benefit the New York Abortion Access Fund!

No to rape, yes to crepe! Dessert, not disrespect! The men of Australian National University’s Men Speaking Out campaign know that no means no.

On teaching kids to break up nicely in the age of social media.

Heartbreaking: there was a mass walk-out at Lashai Mclean’s funeral after the pastor made anti-trans comments.

New York, NY

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/toongrrl/ toongrrl

    The President is turning the big 5-0. Awesome
    Dirty Dancing and Pro-Choice politics? Sweet
    Why rape when you can eat crepe? (I love Chicken Florentine Crepes, yummy and good for you!)
    Respectfully Breaking up in the age of High-Tech media. Much needed
    Eden is such a great mom!!!!! Hoping for a world where kids don’t have to be afraid what would happen if they were gay
    Hope that Lashai Mclean rests in peace. If I was there I wouldn’t really know what to do. Maybe stay just for her? Not for him (the Preacher)

  • http://feministing.com/members/kate12303/ Kate

    The NYT article on breaking up on the technological age actually really bothered me. I do agree that something needs to be said to kids who break-up via facebook or participate in online bullying (either in the wake of a break-up or otherwise). But I was really bothered by the labeling of break-up practices as “healthy” or “unhealthy”. Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz were listed as healthy because they stayed friends while Sammi and Ronnie from Jersey Shore were unhealthy because she defriended his friends? In light of the statistics on teen dating violence, I think it’s rather irresponsible to suggest staying friends is the only healthy break-up behavior.