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  • beet commented on the blog post Will it be worth it?   2 years ago · View

    Thank you so much for your hard work. I will be canvassing too this weekend in Virginia. I think you already know the answer to your question– yes it is worth it! Don’t let this person’s negative energy get to you. For me if I can convince one person, or at least get them to [...]

  • beet commented on the blog post Speaking out against victim blaming at college orientation   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Great move. I was surfing the web looking for something to brighten up my night and your post did it.

  • beet commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist Reader   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Legislative elections took place in France, and 155 women have been elected députée on 577, against 103 during last legislature, that is 27% against 18,5% before. 107/273 Socialist deputies are women (39%), 26/191 Popular Movement deputies (14%), 9/16 Ecologist deputies (56%), and 13 for the combined other parties. Also, 50% of Francois Hollande’s cabinet is [...]

  • beet commented on the blog post The Hunger Games: A story for women and girls that everyone can love   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    I agree, but I think what she means is that it’s the first since the shift to the Superhero/Pixar/Male-centered comedy era circa 2002-2003. That excludes chronologically Alien, Terminator, and Lara Croft but includes Kill Bill. Kill Bill wasn’t “huge”. The total gross was only $70 million. And ‘franchises’ back then were nothing like today. Seven [...]

  • beet commented on the blog post Refusing to Limit Myself   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    Best comment I’ve ever seen on this site, Franzia.

  • beet commented on the blog post Feministing Community Weigh-in: Pixar’s Brave Trailer   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    A lot has been written about Pixar’s problematic (under) representation of female characters, not just female protagonists, in its films. Here is a representative post . I agree that Pixar has a problem. It hasn’t always been true that female characters have been underrepresented in children’s films. After all, the first animated film was Snow White! In [...]

  • beet commented on the blog post Friday (Not) Feminist Fuck Yeah: Michele Bachmann   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    That’s what I though too. Unfortunately I don’t think it’ll stop the “But Michele Bachmann opposes abortion rights and she’s a real feminist” remarks. Use some women to oppress all women is a favorite tactic of the Right.

  • beet commented on the blog post The Name Change   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thank you for your thought-provoking post, I particularly liked that you pointed out that a name does not make a family. In China women do not traditionally change their names in marriage, my mother kept her name, and we were still able to have a family. Imagine that. For your point about marriage and losing [...]

  • beet commented on the blog post Feminist in the Pentagon, Part 1   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Since Rose was upfront, I suppose I will be too: She seems like a sad, defeated, tired old lady. I don’t necessarily blame her for that– I work just one Metro stop away (Pentagon City) in a large DHS bureaucracy and the place is all about politics, 100%. There is no room for ideals. If [...]

  • beet commented on the blog post On Alexandra Wallace, incivility, and responding to hate speech   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    No, Nina, you are 100% wrong. Hate speech is ” any communication that disparages a person or a group on the basis of some characteristic such as race or sexual orientation”. In law, hate speech is “any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which is forbidden because it may incite violence OR prejudicial action [...]

  • beet commented on the blog post Hillary Clinton and my feminist journey   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    As a former staffer for Clinton ’08 for 18 months, I can say that if one worthwhile thing came out of our campaign it was stories like yours.

  • beet commented on the blog post Secretary Clinton says no to second term   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    There’s a definite shortage of women in Obama’s Cabinet or high profile women in Obama’s inner circle and it’ll definitely be a lot more obvious with Hillary gone.

  • So what’s the chance she gets as much exposure as Carrie Prejean?

  • beet commented on the blog post What We Missed   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Niall Ferguson has an article up on Newsweek where he peddles the yellow peril, implying that because there is a gender balance in China, the young men will become violent, and turn to European and Japanese-style imperial expansion . Rather than use the statistic as the starting point of a discussion about gender, he concludes “lock up [...]

  • beet commented on the blog post Where Are the Women in the Abortion Debate?   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Very well said.

  • beet commented on the blog post What’s Wrong with Articles Like “Why You’re Not Married”   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    “So, one could read into McMillan’s argument the implicit, “You’re too liberal, or, men don’t like the thought that their girlfriend has a brain and uses it; as it means he’s going to have to actually make an effort in the relationship.”” What’s implicit about it? The patriarchy doesn’t want women to think or get [...]

  • beet commented on the blog post Mike Huckabee thinks Natalie Portman’s baby bump is hurting America   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Yeah srsly, if Mike Huckabee is so concerned about all the poor single mothers out there and sees that kids will starve and go without health care without government subsidized services, he might want to consider ditching the political party that wants to cut precisely these things.

  • beet commented on the blog post What We Missed   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    I’m not sure if this was covered by Mike Huckabee rips Natalie Portman’s pregnancy.

  • beet commented on the blog post Hey Bargirl!   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Good for you! I’ve encouraged a friend to leave his number for a waitress he was interested in, but draw a penis? That’s just disgusting. Now that you’ve let him know how you felt, he and his friends will have a better idea of how to be respectful next time.

  • beet commented on the blog post Alma mater sponsors men’s conference with no women’s counterpart   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    It depends on what was meant by “The women are so far ahead of the men.” That’s not much of a response. What were the specifics? Do women have other conferences? Or other opportunities to do work on the bulleted list of points?

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