Monthly Archives: June 2012

80% of 10-year-old girls in the U.S. say they’ve been on a diet

TweetTell me there’s not something seriously fucking wrong with this fact. This is just one of many that have compelled Miss Representation, SPARK, Endangered Bodies and other organizations to host a 3-day long challenge to encourage the public to push women’s and girl’s magazines to take accountability for their direct impact on the epidemic of [...]
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“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron, 1941-2012

Tweet Essayist and filmmaker Nora Ephron has died. Nora Ephron was a giant. Ephron wrote the screenplay for “Silkwood”, best known as the writer of the seminal romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally” and wrote and directed the wildly successful (and still one of my favorites) “You’ve Got Mail”. If you haven’t seen “Silkwood”, please [...]
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What we missed

TweetRachel Sklar on the women that were missed in the Daily Beast’s list of Digital Influence. The people of Arizona will not be complying with yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling. After pride–a reflection on how queer is a class issue–Laura Flanders asks where should the GLBTQ movement go next? n+1 on Republicans being BIG BABIES.  More [...]
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If Presidents are supposed to be like our boyfriend, Mitt Romney would make a terrible one

TweetMitt Romney has joined the race for our affections, but he’s struggling to close the deal. His responses to major political issues are vague at best and his lack of commitment is apparent in his inability to take any firm positions. No one wants to date Mitt Romney. I hate to say it but Romney’s [...]
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Five ways the myth of the “model minority” hurts all of us

Tweet Last week the Pew Center released a report that confirmed preconceived notions about Asian Americans (all of us!)–and found that as an immigrant group we earn more money, we get more education and we take marriage more seriously. You can’t argue with concrete evidence if you haven’t done your own research (what–you don’t like a sample [...]
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