keeping up my end of the bargain

I don’t really feel that I’ve been pulling my feminist weight around here recently (and that big long post about American Gladiators really rose from my husband’s comment; I expanded it because I wasn’t certain all our dear readers knew what AG was). And that really also means I’ve not been pulling my blogging weight … [Read more…]

Thoughts on Modesty

Two links: On Feministing, a moderate flamewar between two bloggers caused the following: Dawn took down this picture of me from her post after a commenter complained that I was “immodestly dressed.” Shoulders, apparently, are the new cooter. My response was that I, too, had been told off for baring my cooter shoulders. Frequent readers … [Read more…]

Insidious Effects

Ran across this the other day: a discussion of Hollywood sexism translated to the animal kingdom. Some interesting points that I’d not thought of before, especially since I enjoyed the Lion King thinking that the got at least some of the animal-gender-roles correct. This basically makes me want less to watch Bee Movie even less, … [Read more…]

Exploration of a Theme: the Perceived Threat of Homosexual Relationships

I was reading an article in Mother Jones (it’s not online yet, I’ll link to it when it is) about homosexuality and “cures”. I’d like to steer clear of whether or not it can be cured, is psycholgical vs. physical, or any of that stuff. What I’d like to explore is the reason that (often right-leaning) people want to believe that it is “curable”. What came to my mind as I was reading this was the possibility that a reason this is such important point to people is equality.