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Michelle Haimoff @haimoffm ?

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  • Michelle Haimoff wrote a new blog post: The Invisible War   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail I find it difficult to sit through documentaries. This may be due to my short attention span, which has been shot by the internet, or my shallow reluctance to choose educational films over lighter ones. But this week I saw a screening of The Invisible War and, if you are at all interested in current women’s [...]

  • Michelle Haimoff wrote a new blog post: Barney’s starves Disney characters for the holidays   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Photo from Examiner.com A group of evil villains at Barney’s decided that they want to use creepy, anorexic versions of Minnie, Mickey, Daisy and Goofy in their holiday ad campaign because the regular versions of these beloved characters are too fat for designer clothes. Barney’s Creative Director Dennis Freedman reportedly said, “The standard Minnie Mouse will not [...]

  • Michelle Haimoff wrote a new blog post: Katniss Everdeen, I’ve Been Waiting for You   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Reposted from  genfem.com If I had to use one word to describe my experience watching The Hunger Games, it would be relief. I finally got the female protagonist I’ve been waiting for all my life. Neither a sex symbol nor an anti-sex symbol, Katniss is just a normal person who rises to a challenge. She’s brave [...]

  • Michelle Haimoff wrote a new blog post: Is New Girl Getting Better?   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail I want to like New Girl. I haven’t missed an episode this season. It is kind of funny. It is original. But Zooey Dechanel, or Jess (though it always sounds like she’s saying “Joss!”), so often comes across as a mentally challenged child, that I find the show to be as unbearable as it is [...]

  • Michelle Haimoff wrote a new blog post: Just Click On It   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Cross posted on genfem.com I went to a screening of PBS’s “ Women, War and Peace ” at the Feminist Majority Foundation in Los Angeles last week, followed by a conversation between Mavis Leno, Gayle Lemmon and Katherine Spillar. It was my first feminist event in LA and I assumed the crowd wasn’t going to be as hardcore [...]

  • Michelle Haimoff wrote a new blog post: What Walmart and Brett Easton Ellis Don’t Have in Common   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    I went to a reading by Brett Easton Ellis recently where he mentioned, without a hint of apology, that he was a misogynist. He said it the way someone might say that he was a vegetarian or an atheist. I was confused at the time about what that said about me, being someone who reads, [...]

  • Michelle Haimoff wrote a new blog post: 10 Interesting Things Gail Dines Said on Wednesday Night   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Cross-posted on genfem.com Internationally acclaimed activist, scholar and social critic Gail Dines, author of  Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality spoke about the way in which today’s porn industry has become a cultural force transforming our sexual identities, attitudes and relationships. Here are 10 interesting takeaways: The worst thing that could happen for the cosmetics industry is for a [...]

  • haimoffm wrote a new blog post: 10 Things I Learned from Guyland Author Michael Kimmel   4 years ago · View

    Cross posted on genfem.com Last week,  Shelby Knox , the brazen 23 year-old who has been speaking out for comprehensive sex education since she was 15, moderated a Paradigm Shift  talk with world renowned Gender Studies scholar  Dr. Michael Kimmel . Dr. Kimmel is a feminist consultant for Mad Men and the author of  Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men.  Every word of the [...]

  • haimoffm wrote a new blog post: On Clay Shirky’s “Rant About Women”   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    Cross posted on genfem.com My college boyfriend and I were in the same economics statistics class. Our entire grade consisted of the midterm and the final. The day we got the midterm back I was sure that I had failed it. I was a wreck. There was no way I was going to be able to pass the [...]

  • haimoffm wrote a new blog post: Failing Better   4 years, 7 months ago · View

    Cross posted on genfem.com NY Times film critic Manohla Dargis wrote a piece this past weekend on women in Hollywood , in which she argues that women filmmakers are consistently ignored by production companies, by the Academy, and by critics (only 10% of the 600 movies reviewed by the Times this year were directed by women). She also argues [...]

  • haimoffm wrote a new blog post: What the Feminist Movement Needs   4 years, 7 months ago · View

    Cross posted on genfem.com When I had dinner with my brother last week he asked me what battles were left for feminists to fight. To him, to most people, the very term “feminism” sounds outdated. Like “civil rights” it doesn’t get much airtime outside of the 1970′s chapter of American History textbooks. I gave him a summary: [...]

  • haimoffm wrote a new blog post: Feminism and the Factionalized Left   4 years, 8 months ago · View

    I attended a panel entitled “ 1970’s Women’s Liberation Revisited ” at the LGBT Community Center in New York City last Thursday. Almost everyone in the room had been in the trenches 30 years ago. In the decades since, they had examined feminist issues from all angles. In their own ways, each of them had remained impassioned, [...]

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