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By tigtog on November 17, 2010
So how about a thread where we share some fun pop culture moments about weddings (or non-weddings) that avoid the Consumerist Fantasy Wedding tropes? I’ll start off with Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling:
By tigtog on November 12, 2010
there is a correlation between overexposure to sexualized media images of women with depression, eating disorders and risky sexual behavior for girls and demeaning, sexist attitudes in boys
By tigtog on November 9, 2010
Following major publicity over Charlie Sheen’s latest hospitalisation following yet another “meltdown” that resulted in a cowering woman, the ratings for his craptacular sausage-com have gone up.
By blue milk on November 3, 2010
The evolution of the whole ‘Mum’ identity in politics is completely fascinating if not also repellent. You can read Judith Warner’s entire piece, “The New Momism” here. It is a pretty thought-provoking article. There was a time when words like “mom” or “mama” weren’t necessarily associated with the traits needed for good political judgment or […]
By Mindy on November 1, 2010
I was expecting this to have so much fail and was actually pleasantly surprised.
By Jennifer on November 1, 2010
Being fat in public is, so often, a political act, but just as often it’s an almost inescapable act. As a woman of colour who is often read as white, and a queer woman in a relationship with a man, these aspects of my identity are, in many cases (though not all, because so often it’s heavily dependant upon the ‘audience’), not as front-and-centre visible. My fat, however, is always here, with me.
By Jo Tamar on October 22, 2010
Headlines: “Student becomes new police chief in Mexican town” vs “Just 20, young mother becomes Mexican top cop”
FFS folks: just how long does the public shaming of Kristy Fraser-Kirk for daring to speak up have to go on?
By tigtog on October 18, 2010
What part exactly of “any punitive damages portion of up to 37 million dollars awarded by the court will be donated to charity” and “a private settlement of less than a million dollars does not include the originally sought-after punitive damages” are so many people finding so difficult to compute?
By Mindy on October 1, 2010
I’m not sure why, but Sesame Street have made a True Blood parody called True Mud. And here it is. Enjoy. And is this too much cleavage for Sesame Street? They thought so, what do you think? Have an enjoyable and safe long weekend (where it is a long weekend) and don’t forget double demerit […]
By Mary on September 27, 2010
James Massola’s outing of Grog’s Gamut‘s legal name and position in The Australian is an example of silencing of the less powerful: anyone who will not or cannot expose all of their words present and past, their name, their face, their body, their clothes, their family to mass scrutiny is being denied the ability to have political influence.
By tigtog on September 23, 2010
Wired.com takes a peek at the new look/new features that will be rolled out across the network over the next day or so. If you can see the changes on your homepage already, what do you think?
This seems like a good general opportunity for readers to let other readers know that they tweet and where they can find each other. So drop a link to your tweetstream, or go forth and follow!
By blue milk on September 22, 2010
This woman was 14 years old when her own daughter was born. She is 27 years old now.
Her daughter is 13 years old and has been sexually assaulted by her grandfather. (It is quite possible that the grandfather is also this woman’s father – you can’t tell from the limited information available).
It is a pretty safe bet that this woman has been through a lot recently.