Archive for the ‘Feminism’ Category

February 19th, 2010

A personal report on the 2010 Rio Carnival.

November 17th, 2009

A listserv I belong to had an admiring post about the Pacquiao-Cotto fight (you don’t need a link, one guy beat the sh*t out of the other one, and the ref had to stop the fight in the 12th), and I rose to the bait with some snark about people who get off on that [...]

June 14th, 2009

Larry Summers and Tim Geithner seem to have a problem with highly qualified women who disagree with them.

February 22nd, 2009

III. Garments … C. Modern era… 4. Pockets (denial of) In the middle of a long thread on a writers’ list-serv, provoked by my post on fashion models, it occurred to me that one of the unrecognized ways women are kept dependent and threatened is simply denying them pockets. This is more important than one [...]

February 12th, 2009

Geneder parity on bank boards would contribute a needed cultural shock.

March 18th, 2008

The Brooklyn Museum hit the headlines several years ago playing its role in the wonderful piece of political theater set in motion when it exhibited Chris Ofili’s The Holy Virgin Mary . Growing up as a provincial Manhattanite of the classic sort, I had never made it to the BM until this weekend, when we [...]

March 7th, 2008

An ode of thanks to the now old lady warriors of WW II.

March 5th, 2008

Two dispatches this week from the “is our girls and women learning?” wars. Elizabeth Weil writes about the nascent movement for single-sex education in public schools, and Christina Hoff Sommers takes on efforts to socially engineer the equal representation of women in science and engineering PhD programs. (Charlotte Allen’s “Women are dumb” doesn’t make the [...]

February 2nd, 2008

The best commentary on anti-contraception lunacy is in a cartoon.

January 30th, 2007

Why do pro-choice people think of the right-to-life folks as a bunch of ignorant, hate-filled, anti-feminist sexual-purity fanatics? Because that’s who the RTL’s have accepted as their leadership.