What We Missed

“Is the world about to watch 750,000 Somalis starve to death?”

Ruth Simmons is the first African American to serve as President of an Ivy League university, and one of the first women to do so. She just announced that she’ll be leaving Brown University at the end of this academic year.

Virginia’s Board of Health has passed the most restrictive abortion clinic regulations in the U.S.

“You’re always nagging me and making me feel like some terrible, lazy person. And I’m not — all I want is a job where I can show up hung over any time I want, with no consequences.” And other hilariously horrible things significant others have said.

The American marriage is in crisis – so Hollywood says.

Katie Halper on Countdown talking about Sarah Palin’s new book, Glen Rice and other “secrets.”

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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/halakea1188/ Halie

    Ruth isn’t leaving Brown! She’s stepping down as president to return to teaching.

  • http://feministing.com/members/skjaere/ Molly Driftwood

    “You’re always nagging me and making me feel like some terrible, lazy person. And I’m not — all I want is a job where I can show up hung over any time I want, with no consequences.”

    This person should look into becoming an archaeologist. That’s practically par for the course. Also, living in hotels, so no bills to pay and you don’t even have to clean up after yourself.

    • http://feministing.com/members/napoleoninrags/ Napoleoninrags

      Yeah, research professor (really in most humanities fields) is actually pretty good for that too.

      Slightly more seriously, I don’t really get that quote. It’s not really that aberrant or ridiculous a desire. I can think of a great many wildly successful writers who relished that aspect of their job. So I’m not sure that wanting to drink at night = lazy or terrible.