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  • ERose wrote a new blog post: Our point, you prove it, dude   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    I get a fair amount of “unsupervised vagina at a football game”-variety shit every single year. When I saw ESPN apologized for its commentator’s expert advice during the BCS title game about how little boys should be quarterbacks so they can nail beauty queens when they grow up, I was suitably heartened. I was watching [...]

  • ERose wrote a new blog post: One decision away from rape   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    (Trigger warning: this post contains descriptions of sexual assault and rape culture ) That decision wasn’t mine. The person who decided whether or not I became a rape victim was a young man, attractive enough to be cocky about it, who walked me home from a party two weeks ago. I met him that night, [...]

  • ERose wrote a new blog post: The Bookshelf Challenge   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Not being in politics and stuff, I tend to like a little accountability when I take a stand. Like last week, when I went on a somewhat snarky rant about the high levels of angsty white Brooklyn dudes in modern literature on this very blog. For those who didn’t see the post, it ended with [...]

  • ERose commented on the blog post Infographic: Racial inequality in journalism   1 year, 12 months ago · View

    The journalism biz is actually far more horrible than a lot of people believe at diversity. Part of that is, of course, editors are mostly white dudes of one variety or other. But I actually think part of it is also that journalism is considered a ladder system – the better the paper, the more [...]

  • ERose wrote a new blog post: The extremely irritating dynasty of white dude angst   2 years ago · View

    A question for your bookshelf – How many angsty white male Brooklynites are too many angsty white male Brooklynites? In a great deal of respected 21st century literature, it’s as good as become an archetype. They slouch through Flatbush, playing new sports, making unlikely friendships with their bosses and feeling just a bit glum and [...]

  • I feel compelled to start this post of by noting that ordinarily I am hesitant to the point of paralysis to criticize someone else’s religious beliefs. Having said that, I am now going to criticize someone else’s religious beliefs – Mitt Romney’s, in fact. These criticisms are based on my experience alone, but I do [...]

  • ERose commented on the blog post Post-debate reflections: Big Bird is now a partisan issue   2 years ago · View

    Yes, third parties can bring in new perspectives, but I’m always skeptical of any “look how candid they are!” takedown of the two-party system. I do think candidates should display the same candor regardless of cost, but I’m uncomfortable giving third party candidates credit for being so much more candid than Republican and Democratic candidates [...]

  • ERose commented on the blog post Allen West orders wife to be his porn star   2 years ago · View

    This will be long, my apologies in advance. In the American form of democracy, there is and should be a different standard of privacy for an elected official. Largely, that’s because his or her private life and opinions can be the only way we get to answer questions of serious importance. Given that an elected [...]

  • ERose wrote a new blog post: Eoh, Theah Egohs   2 years ago · View

    Sorry to constantly be the one who brings up sports, but this is just too good not to share. The linked post, titled “Swing and a Miss,” from Now I Know, notes that the reason for decades of excluding women from professional baseball isn’t the one offered by then-MLB commissioner- that it’s “too strenuous” for their [...]

  • ERose wrote a new blog post: Mine: Thoughts on agency and Kate Middleton   2 years ago · View

    Of all the things I consider my right as a woman – hell, as a person – one that I’ve never really questioned is the right to be the Boss of My Boobies. And that includes all aspects of showing them. So when I read things like this article in The Guardian about the recently leaked [...]

  • ERose wrote a new blog post: Can you just let me watch the game? Feminist edition   2 years ago · View

    I have a mansplainer sighting to report. It is no coincidence that I say this after spending last night with the New York Giants and the Carolina Panthers at the only bar in town that gets the NFL Network. For the next four months, any building with a TV has a good shot at becoming [...]

  • ERose commented on the blog post Study confirms that women don’t speak up as much when outnumbered by men   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    “But in more casual settings, we might have to start by adopting Lindy’s pledge to refuse to be silent and just talk really, really loud.” I happen to do that naturally. I was born with an opinion, and in my family, you don’t get a chance to share what you aren’t willing to say over [...]

  • ERose commented on the blog post 5 reasons why Michelle Obama would make a better president than Mitt Romney   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Sorry, Vanessa, but how is it feminist to imply that speaking about one’s role as a mother is somehow a “but” to an otherwise successful speech? Because there are also women like me who do not want to be mothers. When powerful women with children glorifies their motherhood over all else in the public sphere, [...]

  • ERose wrote a new blog post: Oh dear Christ, now they’re in the broadcasting booth   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A SYTYCB Entry So y’all, this weekend, it warmed the cockles of my little feminist heart to go channel-surfing and hear a woman’s voice analyzing the Sunday night baseball game between the L.A. Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves. Michele Smith, Olympic gold medalist and denizen of the Softball Hall-of-Fame was featured along with the typical [...]

  • ERose wrote a new blog post: “Innocence” and anti-choice rhetoric   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail A SYTYCB Entry There is so much wrong with Todd Akin’s statements that I’m going to go ahead and label it “Legitimate Rape-gate.” And possibly enroll him in a Biology 101 course. With the internet at large generating a pretty hefty buzz, there’s something like a zillion places to read his full remarks – for example - [...]

  • Emma Breysse became a registered member   2 years, 2 months ago · View

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