• Véronique commented on the blog post Girlfriend or “no” friend: Platonic relationships and sexist tropes   6 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    I value friendship highly. And I must be fortunate, because I have close female friends who also value friendship highly. I find this to be so among my straight women friends and my gay women friends. I even write songs about these wonderful friendships!

  • Véronique commented on the blog post A hip hop feminist questions the “male gaze”   10 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    You had me until this: “Firstly, the male gaze is a product of capitalism.” Not a product of heterosexual maleness, from biology or conditioning or both? Not a product of hormones raging? I would be interested to see the reasoning behind your assertion, which perhaps needs a whole separate article to support it. Until then, [...]

  • Véronique commented on the blog post Mad Men Midweek Fix: Three Women   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    I posted The madness of men in my blog. Like a lot of blog posts, it’s a fairly visceral reaction, written soon after having viewed the episode. I forgot to mention how great it was to see that Peggy really does still “have it,” as in how she improvises her way into saving the Chivas ad. [...]

  • Véronique commented on the blog post Mad Men Midweek Fix: Dark Shadows   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    I agree that the “fat Betty” storyline is boring. But just like Roger’s anti-Semitism, is not her (and others’) reaction to her gaining some weight also appropriate to the era? Do we really expect someone like former-model Betty not to care? Especially when at least part of her wishes she were still living Manhattan glamour [...]

  • Véronique commented on the blog post Mad Men Midweek Fix: Tea Leaves   2 years ago · View

    The writers had to deal with January Jones being pregnant. I supposed they could have showed more imagination. I do not want any fat jokes, but I suppose this is a fairly realistic scenario for the times — bored housewife taking solace in eating but wants diet pills. There’s potential. Just have to see how [...]

  • Véronique commented on the blog post This Valentine’s Day celebrate Purity Day with the Purity Bear   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    I’m particularly distressed that they wrote “a nationwide phenomena.” Didn’t they learn about Latin plurals? Maybe they were too distracted in school having impure thoughts. Or maybe they just can’t spell at all, since their organization is called “Liberty Counsel” . I wonder if they have other videos? I’m a little disturbed that the girl [...]

  • A vibrator or any sex toy is perfectly normal. Its presence in luggage should be no more remarkable than the presence of a drum pad (good for hotel practising) or a really nice pair of heels. So even if the TSA agent intended to be funny, and even the owner of the suitcase got a [...]

  • Véronique commented on the blog post Transphobic ad campaign puts gender anxiety on full display   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Argh! You’re right. Grovelling apology to the Star. Of course it was the Toronto Sun.

    And I didn’t mean to click “report.” I meant to click “reply.” Sorry again!

  • Véronique commented on the blog post What Argument Against The Renewed ERA Could Feminists Face?   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    I fail to see how the “bathroom bill meme” has anything to do with potential passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

  • That’s quite a list! I hope there are several things on that list that would prevent Bachmann from ever having any mainstream appeal, or at least enough to be elected president. Please.

    BTW, unless Ann is more than one male person, she is a Feministing alumna. :)

  • Véronique commented on the blog post Internet erupts over video of trans woman attacked at McDonald’s   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Many have focused on race, painting a picture of people of color as violent or racist themselves, instead of recognizing this as obviously an incident of transmisogyny. I don’t think anything is obvious about this incident other than that a young woman was attacked and beaten by two younger females. The Baltimore Sun story that I read [...]

  • Since I wasn’t there, all I have to go on is 44 seconds of video, most of which is aftermath. What I see there is that the singer did not jump off the stage. He took a swing (I assume at the woman in the crowd) from the stage. He took a very ineffectual swing at [...]

  • Véronique commented on the blog post Death, taxes, heartbreak   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    I’m sorry you had to go through that. But you wrote about it so eloquently and with such humanity that I have to think that at least one good thing came out of it.

  • Keep in mind that a federal district court already ruled Section 3 unconstitutional. This pronouncement simply agrees with that ruling and, I presume, discontinues the appeal that was launched in October of last year.

  • Véronique commented on the blog post Aishwarya Rai lightened up on the cover of Elle.   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    Not better, Deanna. Show me where I used the word “better.” Just what I like, me personally. I don’t dislike light skin. I just do like darker skin. My taste is quite catholic. My skin tone isn’t going to change, and I’m fine with that.

  • Véronique became a registered member   3 years, 6 months ago · View

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