Femmostroppo Reader – September 10, 2009

Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.

  • The horrors of locker-room nudity
  • – To Goldman, the women with whom she shares a gym aren’t simply a bunch of fellow humans in an environment whose showers and lockers encourage a certain amount of disrobing. Nope, they’re “preening,” they’re “peacocks,” they’re “rank exhibitionists” engaged in “bare-assed grandstanding.” Even women who are comfortably naked in their own homes, she assumes, “prance around braless.” As opposed to, say, moving in a way not conducive to profound self-loathing.

  • When nudity is transgressive — and when it#39;s not
  • Some Thoughts on Tucker Max
  • New feature: Feminism and the vampire novel
  • – “In recent years, however, the vampire text has evolved to encompass a narrative structure and an attitude towards women which moves beyond the virginal victim/deadly whore dichotomy that characterised the genre’s precursors. All of which makes Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series and its retrograde take on the role of women all the more infuriating.”

  • Sex test runner gets a girly makeover

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  1. US-centric, but good stuff:
    Jay Smooth of IllDoctrine.com on the chairman of the Republican National Committee.

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