Image Credit: Karen Wehrstein, Gliese 581c, uploaded by Phil Plait The picture has nothing to do with the subject of the post, it’s just v. cool (follow the link). Lindsay Bernstein, of Majikthise, has a post up talking of the… Read More ›
Month: April 2007
Take Back the Blog
Take Back the Blog was a blogswarm aimed at encouraging discussion of the rights of women to full participation in online discussions. Check out the collection of posts at Crablaw’s place. Lauredhel put up a belated post addressing the way… Read More ›
Because “fun ‘n’ edgy” and “pornification of slavery” are so easily confused.
Hot on the heels of the murdered-gaunt-women-are-sexxxay spread from Top Model comes this “fashion spread”. Racist and sexist objectification all rolled into one odious airbrushed slavery-porn package. See it and froth.
Passive Aggression: Foregrounding the Object
I’m a day late, but here I am Taking Back the Blog. Today’s rant: the passive voice. When it comes to reports of men abusing and oppressing women, the passive voice prevails. Women are discriminated against Women are paid less… Read More ›
Kate Harding on inhabiting her own body
Kate Harding has a wonderful post, “Happy Yogaversary to Me“, on reclaiming her self as an embodied subject: Like just about all girls in this culture, I was always taught that my body was primarily something for other people to… Read More ›
How to win your local audiophile pissing contest
Buy a pair of monobloc class-A valve amplifiers and matching pre-amp for your iPod. Watch them writhe. Or possibly confess that they can’t actually hear any difference.
It’s only hurting women
Austin, TX. Shorter World Media: For some reason, terrorism doesn’t count if it’s directed against women and their health care providers. From zuzu.
Friday Fluffy and blogrolling
My son is officially addicted to I Can Has Cheezburger?, with all those cats-with-slogans postcards that are now generically known as lolcats. He keeps sending me his favourites, which do make me laugh, and is now beginning to ask for… Read More ›
River leaving Baghdad
I remember Baghdad before the war- one could live anywhere. We didn’t know what our neighbors were- we didn’t care. No one asked about religion or sect. No one bothered with what was considered a trivial topic: are you Sunni… Read More ›
Righteous Rant of the Month
Ilyka’s been a tad busy, and not had much time for blogging this month. She’s been paying attention though, and is not best impressed.