I wouldn't call it Horrible,


Bianca, thanks so much for linking to The Hathor ...more

Hey, NYT: Gender politics are not a ‘lifestyle’

As much as it made me nauseous to read Kathleen Parker’s quotes in New York Times‘ recent review of hers and Jessica Valenti’s new(ish) books, it made me even more ill to see that, yet again, gender politics have been relegated to the “Style”-”Fashion & Style” section. ...more

When did you first realize being a woman could be a disadvantage and what did you do about it?

Perhaps after the sexism in media coverage of Hillary Clinton's campaign or the nasty attacks on Michelle Obama, my ears perked up more eagerly this morning at the BBC Radio interview of Cherie Blair, wife of Great Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair. She considers herself an advocate of women's rights and didn't realize until she became a member of the Bar in Great Britain that being a woman could hold her back. ...more

While I certainly follow my company's dres code, I refuse to wear makeup.  It has nothing to ...more

More sports and sexism

I’m starting to wonder if sports has become the “it” terrain for blatant sexism and creating a hostile climate for women. In the last year… Sexual Harassment of female fans by male fans at Jets’ games: nothing like a good ol “you don’t belong here until you have something you can give me, like the view of your tits that I’m clearly entitled to due to my possession of a penis.” ...more

Dear Myles Brand: Title IX is HOW old?

As a girl in the 1960's, I was a huge baseball fan, falling asleep on muggy summer nights listening to the Yankees on the radio. Mickey Mantle was the undisputed star but my favorite was the shortstop Tony Kubek. To this day, listening to a baseball game on the radio is guaranteed to relax and entertain me at the same time. ...more

To Edit or Not to Edit: How Do You Read Older Literature to Children?

I think it started with Junie B. Jones, the star of a book series by Barbara Park. A person (who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty) gave my then four-year-old daughter a copy of Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, a story about a girl who was my daughter's age who was about to gain a new sibling, just as my child was at the time. Junie B. is brash and unstoppable, and is far from perfect, which I thought was a good thing for my daughter to see. My daughter greatly enjoyed the series, but after a few of the books, I began to absolutely HATE Junie B. ...more

 Tico and the Golden Wings has that same message of the golden bird who wants to be different ...more

Iron Man review

I just saw Iron Man today and I wanted to write a mini-review while it was still fresh. Semi-spoilers below. The Tony Stark character is reprehensible. My stomach was on fire after the 1st 15 minutes; I asked my partner "I sure hope his superhero actions redeem him." By that, I meant does he see the jerk of a human being that he was? The answer is yes and no. ...more

I agree with a lot of what you've said here, however, I do think that while "Iron Man" does play ...more

Sexist Media Did Not Cost Hillary Rodham Clinton the Democratic Nomination

I am a feminist. I have been a feminist for as long as I can remember. If there is anything that I want in this world, it is equality for all (i.e. - feminism = equality.) When I say equality, I mean that every person has the opportunity to become the best person he/she can possibly be. That gender, race, class, and the other human-erected barriers we place on people are eradicated. ...more

I totally support this!more