Pointer: The Carnival of Feminists

There's a fantastic online resource for those interested in feminism: The Carnival of Feminists. This post is a brief introduction for those who aren't familiar with it. The Carnival of Feminists is a regular, rotating collection of links that have been compiled by an editor, or "host". The hosts rotate with each issue; all hosts are volunteers. The most recent edition, Issue 9, is edited by Cardiff-based team-blog Mind the Gap. Natalie Bennett is the Carnival Organizer. Her primary blog is the excellent feminist history blog, Philobiblon, but she also has a cultural blog, My London Your London. What's all the fuss about? ...more

Around the Dial: Double-shots

Some mornings, an espresso is just fine - while other mornings call for a double-shot. This "around the dial" is a special double-shot edition. Emma of team-blog Gendergeek examines the ever-popular cult TV program "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in "Raping the Slayer". Then she switches beans and focuses on health reform: "The Observer reports that a petition demanding better sex education, signed by over 2,000 UK girls, is being delivered to Downing Street tomorrow." Get your "good news caffeine hit" in "UK girls demand better sex education". ...more

Around the Dial: "And so it begins..." The Supreme Court will review a late-term abortion procedure - Part 3

The concluding post in a three-part series covering the response to the latest political news that the Supreme Court will review the constitutionality of banning a late-term abortion procedure. I've stretched the parameters to include the recent South Dakota news; both news items are, of course, related. ...more

REALLY Hot Women

While surfing for some more BlogHers to add to the Nonprofit and NGO BlogHer blogroll, I came across the REAL hot 100: See How Hot Smart Can Be. ...more

Let's hear it for "older" women! By the way, you are as old as you feel, or like a ...more

Quote o' the Month: Woman of Color Blog

I ask, what would happen, if even just once a month, we posted an entry that dealt with our specific communities relationship with another community of color? What would happen if just once a month, we made the effort to visit AND COMMENT on a person's blog that didn't identify as we do? What would happen if we DECENTERED WHITENESS and prioritized communities of color in our identity explorations? —"Identity Politics Part 2" by Brownfemipower at Woman of Color Blog ...more

Quote o' the Month: "The Nut" at Woman of Color Blog

I don't blame women of color for being weary of white folks, not at all. I liken it to my weariness of all men. I don't hate them, but I'll be damned if they get 100% of my trust up front. —Commenter "the nut" responds to the post and discussion thread of "Identity Politics" at Woman of Color Blog ...more

Quote o' the Month: The Happy Feminist

"This isn't about censorship or squelching ideas that we find unpleasant. This is about questioning the leadership of a man with the power to influence and determine who gets the plum tenure positions at the premiere American university and who also admits that he believes, without the evidence to back it up, that women are inherently less able to rise to certain of those tenure positions." —The Happy Femininist Takes a Swipe at Lawrence Summers ...more

Around the Dial: "And so it begins..." The Supreme Court will review a late-term abortion procedure - Part 2

Part two of a three-part "Around the Dial" series covering the feminist response to the Supreme Court's decision to review the constitutionality of a late-term abortion procedure. Liza Sabater of community-blog Culture Kitchen, The New Civil War: South Dakota bans abortion: "I'm back from Amsterdam people… and I'm not happy." ...more

...that we're fighting this battle in 2006. Sad. Very sad. But, as long as there are women, ...more

Discrimination or Gender Preference?

Let me start my saying that I don't really understand this topic at all. I grew up as a military brat and you got whichever doctor you got. I married a military dude and spent 20 adult years with military healthcare and again, you got whichever doctor you got and were damn glad when you actually GOT to see a DOCTOR. ...more

But, in my opinion, it's one area of my life where I will reserve the right to discriminate all ...more

Around the Dial: South Dakota, Summers resigns, Science, and VW

"Are you super-connected?" Switch on the feminist blog wires with this latest issue of "around the dial". South Dakota's state abortion ban Jill of team-blog Feministe: "[The legislation] offers no exception for the pregnant woman's health - if giving birth is going to cause massive kidney damage which will likely kill her after childbirth, no exception. If giving birth is going to force doctors to perform a hysterectomy, no exception. If the fetus has such a severe birth defect that it will die before, during or immediately after birth, no exception…" ...more

The assertion is that "a woman may think she wants to end a pregnancy, may even feel ...more