Posts Tagged ‘hysteria’

The Morning After: Silent Duct Tape Edition

* Via Vox Populi, Georgetown student Julia Shindel talks to the Chronicle of Higher Education about her reproductive health activism on campus, which included chaining herself to a statue of Georgetown founder John Carroll and wearing duct tape over her mouth. She rates that symbolic silencing method "disgusting."

The Morning After: Manfiction and Mandles Edition

* On Tiger Beatdown, The Rejectionist writes about attempting to evade misogyny by adopting acceptably "masculine" interests. (This tactic works for both men and women!) Namely: Drinking too much, and reading "manfiction":

The Morning After: Mrs. George Clooney Supreme Court Justice Edition

* I really liked this Maureen Dowd column mocking the policing of Kagan's sexuality via a faux Joe Biden e-mail. Dowd as Biden:

The Female Hysteria Douche Remedy (c. 1860)

In case you were wondering what happened to those crazy bitches picked up for "female hysteria" prior to 1900: it's pictured.
"illustration of French pelvic douche device" via Wikipedia Commons.

This Week in Sexist History: Crazy Bitches Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when all female behavior could be explained away simply. Sure, turn-of-the-century journos called it "insanity," "mania," or "hysteria," but we know the real diagnosis: She's a crazy [...]