Welcome to the Hoyden About Town Inaugural Troll-Off! Inspired by Feministe’s Next Top Troll, in the Hoyden Troll-Off you get to vote for the worst. You’ll need to “click to continue” to see all of the contestants, and the poll…. Read More ›
This guest post is from Ruzawench, a FOAF of Lauredhel’s. She is posting her experience as a comment on how unexpected weight gain is treated by the medical community, and as a warning to other women. ~~~ I had a… Read More ›
Remember the fuss over Salma Hayek being “abusive” because she was “still” feeding her toddler?
Salma Hayek took a humanitarian trip to Sierra Leone. This video shows her being there for the death of a baby from tetanus, speaking to a UNICEF representative, and travelling to a remote part of Sierra Leone.
[Left to right: Drew Barrymore, Tyra Banks, and Sara Ramirez.]
After airing those Douchebag oTY contestants, here are some mad props – to an unlikely sort of crowd, the commentariat at Spike TV.
Hoyden About Town is looking forward to the finalist voting in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Because it’s school holidays and tigtog and I are family-focussed right now, I’ve put together a few of my posts from the past, in the categories Feminism, Breasts, bodies and birth, Bad science, Big pharma, and Disability. They’re not chosen for any strict criteria – just the posts I found memorable, the ones linked a lot, the ones that attracted lots of comments. I’m not sure whether tigtog will find time to do the same (but I hope so!) This should be fun for relative newcomers to Hoyden About Town as well as for people cruising the Weblog Awards nominees.
If you have a favourite Hoyden post, do please feel free to add it in comments for the appropriate category. Enjoy.
Formula companies are back advertising infant formula direct to the public throughout Asia. This is happening in the wake of the melamine disaster in which tens of thousands of babies were sickened and hospitalised – and a few died –… Read More ›
This is a montage of images from hyperventilating stories about Salma Hayek “Still”! Breastfeeding! At! 13! Months! The world has burst into a babblefest of gossip about how bizarre this is. There has been an outpouring of shock and disdain,… Read More ›
Reuters: “I thought it would be better for his growth to have milk powder,” Zhang said, cradling her gently cooing son outside the headquarters of China’s Sanlu Group, now at the centre of a scandal about toxic milk powder. “I’ll… Read More ›