Around the Dial: Hitchcock's "Rebecca", Language, and Dworkin

Cross-posted from Sour Duck What's happening in the feminist blogosphere? More selections from Around the Dial. Mickle at The True Confessions of an Hourly Bookseller rips on sexist language in "Grammar and Sexism: Why the Little Things Matter": "Using 'woman' as an adjective is stupid and rude." Ignore the misspelling of the post's title and click through to find out how she comes to this conclusion. ...more

How About a Day With MANY Mexicans?

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of undocumented workers in this country, I trust that every one of you believes there needs to be a productive solution in this manner. That is why this post is to ask for your participation on this immigration reform debate. ...more

in that I clicked over here from Race & Ethnicity. I didn't find it at all surprising or ...more

Around the Dial: Blaming Victims, Dodge TV ad, Sarah Weddington

A sampling of some of the writings from around the blogsophere. Pam's House Blend, in "Funny or bigoted?", does a screen-by-screen analysis of the Dodge TV commercial, with a nod to Queer Beacon, who originally blogged about the Dodge ad. ...more

the first comment to Ann's piece before I had to retire to my bathroom to upchuck. Will guys ...more

Rent for Sex Ads

Wash Post's free, sophomoric brother Express had an article about room for sex ads being posted on Craigslist. Here is an older Miami Herald story on the same subject. Think 'roommate with benefits'. The Herald piece also talked about how ads on Craiglist increasingly ask for room mates of a certain religion, race or sexual orientation. Jim Buckmaster of Craigslist defended his site's policies, saying it was a community policed site, and only a publisher of information, and that the same regulations that apply to newspapers or radio ads needn't apply to them. This debate is being framed in terms of free speech vs. equal housing opportunity. ...more

They should not be exempt from our laws. The laws are designed to prevent discrimination, ...more

BlogHer North?

While we want all our good BlogHer friends North of the border to join us in San Jose come July, I won't be the one to quash the proactive spirit of Kate (the Great) from Toronto. Having read a post of mine on Worker Bees about the dearth of women speakers at an upcoming Canadian conference, she's inspired to ask: Is it time for BlogHer North? ...more

Mewren told me about it last night: yes, I want to play!
Don't know just what I can ...more

Justice 4 Two Sisters

You may have already heard about the two African American women who were hired to dance at a party for the mostly white Duke University lacrosse team but who were allegedly raped and racially terrorized. Justice 4 Two Sisters was created by Song4Assata to keep as an information hub and activism vehicle. ...more

Feminist Blogging lands in UK newspaper "The Guardian"

Feminist blogging has been given some mainstream press attention in the United Kingdom. On March 31, The Guardian - one of the UK's liberal newspapers - ran a piece by Kira Cochrane titled, "The third wave - at a computer near you". The sub-title is intentionally provocative, in the time-honored journalist tradition: Feminist blogs are booming. But are they globalising emancipation - or just playthings for the rich and well educated? ...more

Announcement: Two Blog Activism Days

Two blog activism days are coming up - one to raise awareness about sexual violence, and another to do the same for heteronormativity. April 18: Blog to Raise Awareness About Sexual Violence A post at Feminivist opens by citing one of feminism's best-known mantras from Audre Lorde: "Your silence will not protect you." ...more

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Feminist Bloggers: UK Rape Campaign flawed, misguided

A Government campaign in the UK to raise awareness about rape—or, to use more clinical terminology, “consent awareness”—has caused a stir in the feminist blogosphere. The British Home Office web site declares it to be a “hard-hitting campaign” that “will make clear the consequences of not ensuring you have the other person’s consent before having sex.” The campaign is aimed at males. But does it challenge stereotypes and erroneous beliefs about men, women, and rape? Feminist bloggers say no, in an equally hard-hitting blog campaign… ...more

Koan, you're reading into that line things that never occurred to me in writing it. I regret ...more

It's a Dirty Job but Someone's Gotta Do It

In college I took a Women's Studies class. I figured that since I was a woman, the class would be an easy A. I ended up with a B minus. ...more

I find those bullet points at the end FASCINATING. What is it about that halfway mark that ...more