[Content Note: War.]Following the violent protests in Ukraine which culminated in the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych's government and the installation of an interim team, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops...Show More Summary
I didn't watch most of the Oscars last night, so I don't have much of a review, other than: Yay for Lupita Nyong'o, who won Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave, and gave a beautiful acceptance speech:Thank you to the Academy for this incredible recognition. Show More Summary
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Jared Leto’s problematic Oscar nomination. Tressie McMillan Cottom on breaking silence around black colleges. Solomon Northup’s descendants, a photo project. On bullying, LGBT youth, and the exacerbation of the school-to-prison pipeline. Show More Summary
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If Jordan Belfort were a woman, she would have taped wads of cash to a guy's man-boobs. Presenting, The Women of Wall Street, a gender-flipped parody of The Wolf of Wall Street trailer, by Los Angeles writer Nicole Donadio. Up for aShow More Summary
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[Trigger warning for eating disorders] This week has been designated National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and the tagline for 2014 is I Had No Idea. It recognizes the fact that eating disorders are more prevalent and more dangerous than many people recognize and that they touch every aspect of life. Show More Summary
Bell Hooks on the State of the Feminist Movement In an interview with Kevin Powell over at BK Nation, author Gloria Watkins talks about the state of the feminist movement today: I think feminism has gone the way of all our movements for social justice: Stuck on a pause. … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
Black Women Activists Throughout History Via For Harriet, this list of “27 Black Women Activists Everyone Should Know“: Ella Baker Josephine Baker Daisy Bates Mary McLeod Bethune Beverly Bond Elaine Brown Majora Carter Shirley Chisholm Septima Clark Anna Julia Cooper Angela Davis Marian Wright Edelman … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
Fri February 28, 2014 #Ask Her More: Some Better Questions for Oscar Nominees. Every year, actresses walk the Red carpet at the Oscars. Flash bulbs light the sky, and people with microphones ask the women questions about their dress, their jewels, their look. Show More Summary
Even for non-cinemaphiles like myself, it’s hard not to tune into the Oscars. In our house, my momma and I would celebrate with warm socks, comfy sweatpants, and eyerolls for the inevitable sexist mishegas. Despite our hopes as we welcomed the Oscars into our lives, it seems that Hollywood still clings to its ye-ole-white-boy-narratives. Shiny [...]
Fri February 28, 2014 RED Carpet questions. Every year, actresses walk up the Oscars Red carpet. Flash bulbs light the sky and people with microphones ask the women questions about their dress, their jewels, their look. The guys hoping to get an award for best actor, are lobbed questions about their performance. Show More Summary
You may have already seen the viral video of Lily Myers’ beautiful spoken poem “Shrinking Woman,” but in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, it’s definitely worth experiencing again. All I can say is PREACH, Lily. …
I wouldn’t say that I was ever fat. I was always just overweight enough that girls would tell me I looked “fine” and guys wouldn’t tell me much of anything (because I guess my dazzling intellect and sense of humor wasn’t high on their priority list). Show More Summary
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Fri February 28, 2014 Women of Wall Street
Mini Symposium on Paid Egg “Donation” For those of you who haven’t seen it, I wanted to point out the mini-symposium organized by Kim Krawiec (Duke) over at the Faculty Lounge on the Perez v. Commissioner case. The case involves the tax treatment of amounts received … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
A roguish Katharine Hepburn larking around on set is hosting this week's Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this weekend and throughout the week. with a few netiquette exceptions
They’ve finally made a women’s condom. No, not a female condom—it’s a male condom … for women. Meika Hollender is teaming up with her father, Seventh Generation founder Jeffrey Hollender, to market a new line of condoms designed to be more alluring to female consumers than traditional brands. Show More Summary