What We Missed

As several readers have alerted us, there are Romney campaign ads popping up on the site. Obviously, we didn’t choose them, but if the Romney campaign would like to spend ad money attempting to sway Feministing readers to their side, we’re actually totally cool with that.

At Room for Debate, Jennifer Pozner weighs in on how truly awful reality TV is.

Beverly Guy-Sheftall on creating the first women’s studies program at a historically black college.

A California high school’s secret “Fantasy Slut League” is just as bad as it sounds.

“The Romney-Ryan ticket represents a constricted and backward-looking vision of America: the privatization of the public good.”

An awesome letter to Dwell magazine from an eight-year-old girl.

The Todd Akin gaffes just keep coming.

We’ll be live-tweeting the debate tonight–join us!

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/andejoh/ John

    I’m looking at this fantasy slut thing and I’m wondering if anybody knows whether anything approaching rape actually happened.

    The author complains that the sex had to be documented. That seems to tell me that guys were claiming things that didn’t happen. People don’t realize this because it doesn’t fit society’s gender narrative, but unless boys these days are different from 25 years ago, high school boys are terrified about sex.

    One of the biggest things that gets lost in the narrative is society’s pressure on boys/men to be sexually active. A friend confided in me that his date pressured him into taking her virginity on prom night because she felt she needed to lose it on prom night and couldn’t understand that boys might not want sex all the time. I’ve had women question my sexual preference because I’ve turned them down.

    Society shaming girls for being sexually active is a problem and thankfully there are groups trying to raise awareness of this. Just as damaging is society’s shaming of boys for not being sexually active.