Category Archives: Feminism and the Arts

The Recorded Voice of Virginia Woolf

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E. Lynn Harris Dead at 54

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (here): Atlanta author E. Lynn Harris died Friday at age 54 during a west coast book tour. In a statement to the AJC, Alison Rich, Doubleday executive director of publicity said:”We at Doubleday are deeply shocked … Continue reading

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“”Make Her Say (Poke Her Face)”: Un-conscious Hip Hop, Oral Rape and the Silencing of Women”

That’s the title of this essay at Celie’s Revenge about a very misogynist song. Here is an excerpt from the introduction: As a female listener, one willing to allow herself to really hear this song’s words and take them to … Continue reading

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“Woman Suffrage in Iowa” at Blanden Memorial Art Museum

“Woman Suffrage in Iowa: 90 Years After the ‘Winning Plan’” is a current exhibition at Blanden Memorial Art Museum in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The image of the poster at left, featured in the Blanden exhibit, derives from an original painting … Continue reading

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Remember when Ray Comfort claimed bananas proved Darwin wrong?

Well now there is a handcrafted product commemorating same, the Ray Comfort Tampon Case! Minds out of the gutter; that is a banana on the front of his pants. Order yours here. The artist says: “Materials: felt, fabric glue, thread, … Continue reading

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Marilyn French has died.

Feminist author Marilyn French died yesterday. NYT obituary here. From the Telegraph (U.K.): … Marilyn French was born on November 21 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, the elder of two daughters of an engineer. Her mother, a clerk in a … Continue reading

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An Answer to a Man’s Question,”What Can I Do About Women’s Liberation?”

An Answer to a Man’s Question, “What Can I Do About Women’s Liberation?” by Susan Griffin Wear a dress. Wear a dress that you made yourself, or bought in a dress store. Wear a dress and underneath the dress wear … Continue reading

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“For years, I could think of nothing more humiliating than being a woman with a $75,000 education who got caught reading a book cleverly titled “The Throbbing Pirate”, for which the cover art is just a close up of an improbably bulging codpiece.”

Post title extracted from this post, which robustly praises romance novels. Here’s another excerpt: Then when I was sixteen, after a few years of not reading any romance novels, I picked up Judith McNaught’s Something Wonderful on a complete whim. … Continue reading

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“Where Have All of the Female Rappers Gone?”

See this post here at the new(ish) Hip Hop Law blog! Another recent post is titled: “Candy Girls Are Not Made of Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice.”

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“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: The Many Facets of Raced and Gendered Tele-Identity (Or, Nemos, Nomos and Narrative)”

New post by Feminist Law Prof Lolita Buchner Inniss, here.

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Sixth Annual IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections Conference – “Female Fan Culture and Intellectual Property” April 23 & 24, 2009

Presented by American University Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Women and the Law Program, and Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, in collaboration with American University’s Center for Social Media and The … Continue reading

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New Ani DiFranco Song “November 4, 2008″

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“Female Merit Badges” were designed by artist Mary Yaeger to represent female rites of passage and the many physical manipulations women undergo to achieve cultural ideals of beauty.

Homepage here. Via, by way of here.

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