Category Archives: Feminism and the Arts
… for a refreshing change.
Regina Austin (Penn) has posted to SSRN her book chapter, “Women’s Unequal Citizenship at the Border: Lessons from Three Nonfiction Films about the Women of JuÃ¡rez,” forthcoming in Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship, edited by Linda McClain and … Continue reading
Later this month, the documentary film “The Jazz Baroness” will air on cable TV. The film was made by the English artist (and member of the Rothschild banking family) Hannah Rothschild. The “Jazz Baroness” explores the life of Kathleen Annie … Continue reading
The “Films for the Feminist Classroom” Collective has made available (here) its second issue of its review periodical. Here’s a general description of the periodical: Films for the Feminist Classroom (FFC) is an online journal hosted by the Rutgers-based editorial … Continue reading
Dan Brown’s “Lost Symbol” is awful. Her eyes were as big as saucers when it hit her like an uncoming train.
I’ll leave more detailed reviews for others, but here is something I found particularly stupid, at page 31. Protagonist Robert Langdon is lecturing to one of his freshman “intro” Harvard classes: …”In this age when different cultures are killing each … Continue reading
A post at Feminist Philosophers asks that question. Above is Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” which is purportedly charged with erotic imagery related to the vulnerability of women with this social status. –Ann Bartow
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
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
“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
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
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
An Answer to a Man’s Question, â€œWhat 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
“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
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.”
“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.
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