Category Archives: Feminist Blogs Of Interest
Essay here at the f-word in which Rosalyn Ball looks at how girls and boys toys are segregated along strict gender lines. Below is an excerpt: … There have been various authentic scientific studies on these subjects but let … Continue reading
That’s the title of this MoJo essay by Elizabeth Larsen. Below is an excerpt: November was National Adoption Awareness Month, and the media:including Mother Jones, which recently published my story Did I Steal My Daughter? The Tribulations of Global Adoption:have … Continue reading
Here is an excerpt from Echidne’s terrific new post: … That there might be something deeper in the trivial topics some feminists (read: Echidne) chooses is lost on the critics. This something deeper is twofold: First, language matters. It matters … Continue reading
The Women & Hollywood blog lists women in the Sundance line-up here (scroll past the paean to Cold Case, or read it too if you like!).
From the FLP mailbox: Hi – I’m writing to let you know that Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) has published an interview with Sen. Hillary Clinton about her health care plan, along with the transcript and audio of an in-depth interview … Continue reading
“The In-Between Woman” by Cathleen Schine, a review of “Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories,” by Katha Pollitt
In the NY Review of Books. The review is an interesting read, and I learned of it via the terrific Nancy McClernan, who astutely writes: … I’m a long-time fan of Pollitt but one thing that tends to annoy me … Continue reading
From the FLP mailbox: Equality Now works to protect and promote the civil, political, economic and social rights of women and girls around the world. We partner with grassroots groups and activists from around the world to document cases of … Continue reading
Feminist and litigator Nicole L. Black has a post at Sui Generis discussing the strange news about a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and his decision to show a video clip from a film called”Really, Really … Continue reading
Shakespeare’s Sister writes: A few days ago, one of my readers emailed me asking what an MRA is. Given that the term tends to get thrown around at Shakes without much explanation, I asked Shakes contributor Jeff Fecke — a … Continue reading
Dr. Violet Socks reminds us that soldiers are not the main casualties of war. Innocent civilians are. In part she cites to this article, which observes: Feminist anthropologists such as Cynthia Enloe have documented how the U.S. military perpetuates the … Continue reading
I’m pleased to announce today’s launch of First Amendment Law Prof Blog, part of the Law Professor Blogs Network. Josie Brown of the University of South Carolina Law School joins me as co-editor. This brings to 4 . . . … Continue reading
Dr. Violet Socks writes: Whenever the conversation turns to ev-psych, some chump or two (or twenty) shows up to insist that any test score differences between male and female teenagers must reflect an underlying innate disparity between the sexes. Apparently … Continue reading
From Am I a women scientist? I’ve been well, not forced, but strongly encouraged to join a study on women with children in academia and family leave policies. After three days of reading the literature, my assessment of my chances, … Continue reading
Remember the “Ms. JD” website (logo below), launched with great fanfare last academic year? (Ann previously blogged it here.) The site describes itself as a service to “women in law school and the legal profession”: Concerned by the … Continue reading
The 44th Carnival of Feminists at the Reproductive Rights Blog. The 5th Carnival of Radical Feminists at Women’s Space/The Margins. The 30th Carnival Against Sexual Violence at Abyss2hope.
Celebrate by heading over to Tennessee Guerilla Women and reading this, this and this. Via Mae Quinn.
Check out the new Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog, co-edited by FeministLawProf Sara Benson (University of Illinois College of Law). -Bridget Crawford
Excerpt from her latest post at Screaming Into The Void: … If the thought of a man wearing high heels, shaving his body, wearing powder puff pink, eating nothing but tiny salads to try to look no bigger than a … Continue reading
IntlawGrrrls has the story of “this month’s Pride celebration in Northern Ireland’s 2d largest city” here.
From Mimi Smartypants: I accidentally purchased a maxi-pad instead of a tampon from The People’s Revolutionary Tampon Machine (stupid unlabeled vending knobs—but at least I got my quarter back to try again). The maxi-pad box was labeled in many languages … Continue reading
Twisty deconstructs that Are You A Feminist? Quiz making the rounds in two parts: Are You A Fake Feminist? and “My PMS Disaster Level”: High I particularly liked this excerpt from the post at the first link: … Where … Continue reading
Podcasts “dedicated to uncovering how sex has shaped our history and our present.” Via the f-word where Jess McCabe notes: “Recent topics include the history of miscegenation in the US, and investigates who first coined”gay”words. Like, um,”gay”.” –Ann Bartow
Interesting (and well footnoted!) essay by blogger lauredhel that is accessible here. Below is an excerpt: A dilemma for the blog sociologist springs from the distributed, difficult-to-track nature of these ties between blogs. How can “community” be readily studied and … Continue reading
At The Debate Link, describing his fear of being falsely accused of a crime, David Schraub writes (in part): … First, and obviously, there are some false accusations out there; ideally, having theory and practice available to handle such situations … Continue reading
Echidne of the Snakes does a terrific job unpacking the rhetoric around the new Pew Center findings.
Rachel at Rachel’s Tavern proposes this list based on her analysis of US Census data: Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland St. Louis Newark Cincinnati Buffalo-Niagara Falls New York Chicago Philadelphia (tie) New Orleans and Kansas City Only one Southern city, and none … Continue reading
Eponymous website here. Project description here, which notes: Because I am a Girl: The State of the World’s Girls, is the first in a series of global reports on girls to be published over the next nine years by Plan. … Continue reading
“It’s different for girls: the importance of recognizing and incorporating equality in discussions of Internet speech”
Via Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog: Sexual Politics, Kate Millet (1968) The Politics of Housework, Pat Mainardi (1970 ) Feminism Old Wave and New Wave, Ellen Dubois (1971) Why I Want A Wife, Judy Syfers (1971) The BITCH Manifesto, Jo … Continue reading