With “One Part Mr. Peanut, One Part Hipster Chic"—a rousing meditation on the return of the fashion monocle—the New York Times Style section appears to have reached peak hipster trend story. “The one-lensed eyepiece, an item favored by 19th-century military men, robber barons and Mr. Show More Summary
Mass. Supreme Court Affirms Right of Men to Look Up Our Skirts or at least take pictures up women’s skirts. CNN, e.g., has coverage here. The AP has coverage here. -Bridget Crawford Feminist Law Professors
Sat March 08, 2014 Funny Promo: GIRLS' Lena Dunham on SNL Tonight Lena Dunham is guest hosting "Saturday Night Live' tonight. You know she's going to be funny. This promo gives a bit of a taste and a tease. She does a controlling director bit, a number on her neurotic to-do list and more. Who is guest on SNL Tonight SNL lena dunham Promo girls hbo
Back in college, one of my favorite American literature professors remarked, “If you want to sense of a culture’s inner-workings, take a look at what’s happening around the kitchen table.” At the time he was referring to the plethora of metaphors of America as “melting pot” vs. “salad,” but I was reminded of his observation [...]
A love letter to anxious ladies. Black women are an electoral voting force. White belly dancers and cultural appropriation. The Army’s top sexual assault prosecutor has been suspended after assault allegation. Over the trend of black “it” girls. Filibuster for military sexual trauma. Hate to link to TMZ, but they’ve got the most quotes straight [...]
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Fri March 07, 2014 Reproductive Rights' Artistic Makeover -- My Body, My Decision By Marc van Gurp A woman is refused contraception because she doesn’t have her husband’s permission. A man is harassed by police because he’s gay. A teenager...Show More Summary
Fri March 07, 2014 1st Female Cartoonist Wins Herblock Prize, But Why So Long? By Maggie Freleng There have been 100 editorial cartooning awards given since 1922 and only two women got a mention before 2014. If you add Jen Sorensen,Show More Summary
Hello, Gentile friends! Have you decided what you are abstaining from for Lent yet? (Probably! It’s already Friday. Lent started Wednesday.) If you want to increase your chances of trampling temptation into the dirt for the next 38 days, a 2010 paper from the journal Psychological Science recommends you do the following once you’ve landed on a sacrifice: Tell no one.
In case you’re disappointed that Kirsten Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act got filibustered yesterday, I have great news: the senate, according to senators, has already done enough to stop military rape and the commanders who are unable to stop the epidemic of sexual assault are totes trust-worthy! Phew! We have been covering the Military [...]
Fri March 07, 2014 Call Me Back! You Had Sex on the First Date, Now What? By Phillip N. Cohen, PhD Let’s imagine that a woman — we’ll call her “you,” like they do in relationship advice land — is trying to calculate the odds that a man will call back after sex. Show More Summary
Fri March 07, 2014 'He For She': Men Stand Up for Women's Rights in U.N. Campaign Men marched in Rajshahi, Bangladesh in a campaign to protect women migrant workers from violence. By VITAMIN W Staff International Women's Day has been...Show More Summary
Even before Lupita Nyong’o beat Jennifer Lawrence for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar Sunday night, the Internet was coughing up articles about a JLaw backlash: “Is Jennifer Lawrence katnissing us?” asked Vulture, suddenly suspicious of her pizza-scarfing, photo-bombing, stair-tripping charm. Show More Summary
There’s a reason Angela Davis is regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of her (or any) generation. Here’s the revolutionary scholar and former political prisoner waxing poetic on a recent episode of Democracy NOW!: …feminist perspectives, I think, are really important, and not just with respect to understanding how essential it is to look [...]
On March 7, 1942, fire engulfed the simple home of 89-year-old Lucy Gonzales Parsons on Chicago’s North Troy Street, ending a life dedicated to liberating working women and men of the world from capitalism and racial oppression. On the anniversary of Parsons’ death, take a minute to reflect on the life she led. Lucy E. Show More Summary
In her peerless analysis of privacy’s social construction, feminist legal theorist Catharine MacKinnon pointedly observed in Women’s Lives, Men’s Laws that, “The realm in which women’s everyday life is lived, the setting for many of these daily atrocities [rape, battery, sexual assault], is termed ‘the private.’ Law defines the private as where law is not, [...]
After months of hard campaigning, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand failed on Thursday to pass her legislation addressing sexual assault in the military, the Military Justice Improvement Act, through the Senate. The bill needed 60 votes to get past the filibuster, and fell short at only 55. Show More Summary
Last week we asked for recommendations for women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) on twitter — and you had way, way too many ideas for just one #ff. We’re back for volume II today with five more amazing ladies who crunch (numbers). Radium Yttrium (@DrRubidium): Analytical chemist. Left Coaster in the No Coast [...]
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