• jen wrote a new blog post: Friday Feminist Fuck You: Heidi Harris   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    for thinking women only vote for democrats because we’re “emotional” and that women under 50 don’t care about abortion.

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  • jen wrote a new blog post: My thoughts following the Hirshman chat   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    The chat is over , but you can still read it . Some of it was even more upsetting to me than the original article . A number of things really pissed me off. Here’s just a quick sampling.

    An example suggested to me is that women of color are subjected to pressure NOT to reproduce — one such report spoke [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: Talk About the Future of Feminism   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    At 1pm eastern on WashingtonPost.com with Linda Hirshman, h ere. You can submit questions now. Jill’s take on Hirshchman’s article over at Feministe is wonderful, so go check it out. Hirshman says ,

    A movement that uses intersectionality as a lens but banishes white, bourgeois, corporate older women might be a vehicle to glue what remains of feminism together, [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: Where do we go from here?   6 years, 3 months ago · View

    As someone who, honestly, was not deeply invested in either side of the Clinton/Obama battle, I’m excited that the primary season is over and we can move to the next phase of this process. But, as I see yet another thread dividing along the same battle lines, I wonder, not about the Democratic Party, or [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: The Ortho Evra saga continues   6 years, 4 months ago · View

    Last week Public Citizen petitioned the FDA to ban Ortho Evra, the birth control patch, stating

    the amount of estrogen released from the Ortho-Evra patch varies widely among individual women, and those who absorb too much were at greater risk for blood clots and and other painful side effects. “The considerable safety concern of high-dose, variable estrogen exposure [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: Liking things that are bad for you*   6 years, 4 months ago · View

    One common thread I’ve noticed a lot in posts about Grand Theft Auto , Baby Mama , Madonna, and others recently, is hostility to criticism of something the poster enjoys. Simplifying it, some of the comments come off as “well, I like it, so it can’t be that bad� or “it’s funny, so don’t take it so seriously.� I think it’s natural [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: “Race to the Bottom” of a nefarious scheme from young feminists?   6 years, 4 months ago · View

    Via Racialicious, there’s a good interesting article from The Nation, Race to the Bottom , partially a retread of the sexism v. racism issue in the Democractic presidential primary process. Good overview of what’s been going on if you’re not living and breathing this stuff. But there’s one section of the article that stopped me in my [...]

  • After leaving my last (very long) steady job, I was terrified about money. Because there’s no financial buffer but what I save. Even though I only have myself to support, it’s something I think about every day. That’s probably a result of knowing how hard my mom worked when I was growing up to give [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: If the government protects itself and drug companies, who protects us?   6 years, 5 months ago · View

    The New York Times published an interesting article yesterday about the continuing story of the Bush Administration trying to protect drug companies from lawsuits being brought against them for drugs that were approved by the FDA.

    The Bush administration has argued strongly in favor of the doctrine, which holds that the F.D.A. is the only agency with [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: Rich people can’t care about poverty and jobs?   6 years, 5 months ago · View

    On Friday afternoon, Hillary Clinton made good on her promise to make her tax returns public. And the returns are being scrutinized. Which was the point of releasing them. But, there’s this attitude about the money that the Clintons have earned that I don’t understand. First of all, when was the last time someone running [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: Yahoo’s pink shine   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailYahoo just launched a new web portal called Shine , “for women between ages 25 and 54, calling it a key demographic underserved by current Yahoo properties.â€? Topics of the site include “fashion + beauty, healthy living, entertainment, parenting, love +sex, work + money, food, at home, and astrology.â€? And the site’s signature color is, of course, pink. Would [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: Quick Hit: Send Jay Leno your gayest fuck you   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    Over at Shakesville they’re collecting photos flipping off Jay Leno for being, as usual, a sexist, homophobic ass. Actor Ryan Phillppe was on Leno’s show, and mentioned that his first acting job was playing a gay teenager on a soap opera. Leno kept bugging him to look into the camera and give his “gayest look.� Phillppe declined . [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: High school students talk politics and race   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    This is a long video, but worth watching. A group of students at the South Bronx High School of Performance and Stage Craft talk about the presidential elections, how they’re becoming politically informed, and the future of race in America. The piece is focused on how Barack Obama’s candidacy has inspired them, but it goes [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: Friday Feminist Fuck You: Miss Bimbo and Sweet Valley High   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    So sick of pop culture reducing girls to mindless boy-crazy Barbie wannabees. Check out the two posts that inspired this video.

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  • jen wrote a new blog post: Feministing Site Upgrade Weekly Update   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    As promised, here’s an update on the Feministing site upgrades. Things are moving along well, we’re to the part I like best, fiddling around (technical term) with where things go and how they work. Today Jessica and I were talking about something that we’d like your feedback on. All registered users with the site will [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: Feministing Site Upgrade Information   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    I wanted to take a minute to give everyone an update on the work we’re doing to upgrade Feministing. To review (in case you don’t remember), along with making some technical upgrades to make things run smoother (including getting rid of the dreaded error/double commenting problem), we’re going to be offering a whole new level [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: OMG, she totes wore that outfit in public before!   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    In the midst of all the Spitzer drama last week, Washington Post blogger Mary Ann Akers noted that Silda Spitzer had (gasp!) worn the same suit and scarf before. Um, who the hell cares? I’m sure next we’ll hear that her habit of wearing her clothes more than once forced her husband to turn to escorts. The point was, [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: I know I’ll never sleep on a plane again   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    How the hell does something like this happen ?

    A 21-year-old Harris County woman filed a $200,000 lawsuit against American Airlines alleging employees on a flight to Los Angeles from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport failed to protect her while she slept from another passenger who masturbated to her and ejaculated in her hair

    Was this some sort of magical [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: Recent primaries and the thing about Geraldine Ferraro   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    In the last few days Mississippi and Wyoming held primaries, both won by Barack Obama. Final results from previous states are coming in, to see the latest delegate count I like MSNBC’s site . I mentioned last week that I was experiencing some election fatigue. It’s now transformed into election exhaustion. Not from the too many hours [...]

  • jen wrote a new blog post: Maybe not as smart as I thought   6 years, 6 months ago · View

    I’m a pretty big fan of Seth Godin . He’s not only really smart about marketing; he’s also a fantastic writer. And it seems to me, an all around good guy. So, I was rather disturbed to see this :

    Why do people struggling for an income end up using an expensive check cashing service when the bank right next [...]

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