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Our Academic Feminist Gwen and I were interviewed about the relationship between blogging and academia.

I, like Amanda Hess, have evolved to like Zooey Deschanel after watching New Girl.

The top 25 progressive victories from 2012. We ARE the ones we’ve been waiting for!

The Center for Reproductive Rights has published a tool to monitor state implementation of legal obligations of reproductive rights. 

Colorlines on what Django won’t tell you about slavery (which I’m sure is a lot more than 10).

ESPN has issued an apology for Musburger’s comments on Alabama quarterback McCarron’s girlfriend that Maya wrote about yesterday.

Unsurprisingly, I agree with Jill on this important but also troubling piece in the New York Times on restorative justice and the murder of a young woman.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted January 10, 2013 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    re: Zooey Daschenel, I think it’s great that she identifies as feminist, I also think it’s possible to be aware someone is a feminist yet still not care for their work, no one’s obliged to like everything. (Bearing in mind I don’t know a whole lot about her other than what I read here, and don’t know how much is a character/stage persona, and what she’s really like.)

  2. Posted January 10, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    I know people may disagree with me on this, but. I can’t effing stand Quentin Tarantino. For one, the gratuitous shock-value violence in most of his movies is sensationalist and unnecessary. For two, his movies aren’t that good, yet he (and, bafflingly, critics) are quite over-confident that they are that good. In evidence of this point, check out the lofty things he had to say about examining racial issues and “America’s horrible past with slavery” in this newest movie:

    “In 2007, Quentin Tarantino, speaking with The Daily Telegraph, discussed an idea for a form of spaghetti western set in America’s pre-Civil War Deep South which he called ‘a southern’, stating that he wanted ‘to do movies that deal with America’s horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies. I want to do them like they’re genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it’s ashamed of it, and other countries don’t really deal with because they don’t feel they have the right to.’” ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Unchained ).

    Because, you know, the best way to inspire viewers to examine “everything that America has never dealt with because [we're] ashamed of it” is to feed them more indistinguishable, pre-masticated violence to add to the vomitus mass of violence that we consume on a daily basis, such as black slaves being torn apart by dogs. Also, what the fuck is a “spaghetti Western” and why would we need more of them? Bring me some directors who aren’t narcissistic assholes, plz.

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