Posts Tagged ‘feminism’

Give Us Your Riot Grrrl Memories

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Does the legacy of Riot Grrrl live on in your District of Columbia? Tell it to Sara Marcus and Cat Tyc, currently planning a video installation on riot grrrl called "Girls to the Front" to accompany Marcus' upcoming book of the same name. Marcus and Tyc are looking for people of all genders and ages [...]

Anti-Porn Scholar: Watching Porn Gets Women Raped

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Last month, Wheelock College University of Pennsylvania professor Mary Anne Layden hit Capitol Hill to explain how pornography "robs men of their masculinity, of their psychological health, of their self-respect, of their greatness . . . of themselves." Now, Layden is back to explain the effects of pornography use among women: It gets them raped.

The Morning After: Snow Job Edition

* Porn performer Aurora Snow is also filing updates from the Stagliano obscenity trial. Her take: The prosecution hates fun:

The Relevance of Lilith Fair In 2010

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Yesterday, I appeared on WNYC's "Soundcheck Smackdown" to debate the merits of the floundering 2010 Lilith Fair tour. I took the "it kinda sucks!" position; Marisa Meltzer presented the opposite viewpoint. I'm a big fan of Meltzer's book, Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution In Music, so it was fun. Bonus: at the end of [...]

Washington D.C. Wins the Pay Gap

According to the New York Times, the District of Columbia has the lowest pay gap between male and female workers in the country, compared to the 50 states. From NYT: "in the District of Columbia, the median weekly wage of full-time women workers is 96.5 percent of that for their male counterparts, far and [...]

The Morning After: Peevish Humorless Feminist Edition

* Scientific American's Jesse Bering debunks feminism:

The Morning After: Victim-Blame TV Edition

* Nancy Schwartzman talks about having her rape debated on camera for a potential new "feminist" series:

The Morning After: I’m Not A Feminist But Edition

* NOM's hetero-happy summer bus tour will be shadowed by counter-events organized by Freedom to Marry. The marriage rights group will  respectfully disagree with NOM's "one man, one woman" message at every stop the NOM bus makes. Unfortunately, no actual gay bus will be stalking NOM's anti-gay bus across the highways of this great nation.

Misogyny: Geeks vs. Jocks

Relevant to this blog's conversations on geek feminism and male-dominated nerddom: Restructure! argues that misogyny in geek spaces is a product of the construction of geek masculinity, which sees itself as a necessarily male rival to the Alpha male "jock" identity:

The Morning After: Jealous Page View Edition

* At Slate, Emily Gould argues that feminist blogs are motivated by jealousy:

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