Look, even in these tough economics times we can still find the time to be contemptuous of women and their frivolous pursuits
That Ms. Cover
As no doubt the editors hoped, this cover for Ms. Magazine’s Special Inaugural Issue has generated a lot of controversy. Many feminists feel that Obama’s feminist credentials are not nearly as strong as they could be, while the cover has generated an escalation in panic-mongering and shrill we-told-you-so’s from the religious right plus a great deal more snark about Obamessianic visions and rainbow unicorns from the neocon right.
Ken Parish of Club Troppo has just introduced what he calls the Tropposphere. The Tropposphere is a Clayton’s feedreader of selected news, opinion, and analysis. The aim is to aggregate the “best or most popular” Australian blogs who “consistently publish… Read More ›
But are you paranoid enough?
Photo by solidstate The Larouchites are, bless ’em. Addit: And they seem to have confidence in overarching financial conspiracies to spare, having seemingly passed it on to some Liberal Party advisors. A plan so cunning, you could put a tail… Read More ›
JOHN Howard squandered the benefits of the $80 billion-a-year resources boom and wanted to be re-elected so he could retire, Labor leader Kevin Rudd said yesterday. Defining the choice facing voters in one of his last major speeches of the… Read More ›
Careful there voters! You can’t return the Boogieman like an unwanted Christmas present, you know! But Unca John can keep your economy safe…why won’t you trust me?
Now our Prime Minister is treating voters like heedless children who simply haven’t thought carefully enough about what change might mean. Mr Howard says there is always a risk with changing Government. And he warns voters flirting with the idea… Read More ›
Gift and barter systems? Open thread.
[image source] Further to a conversation with tigtog about “The Economy” and its meanings, I’d like to talk about “alternative” economies, if such a word can be applied: gifts and barter. In particular, I’d love to hear your thoughts and… Read More ›
Kid-farming for fun and profit
So. Childcare. There was a great comment by Jo on Larvatus Prodeo about the economic history of community-based and for-profit childcare . It’s buried in a long thread, so I thought I’d pull it out here, as it deserves more… Read More ›
Mostly Feminist Reader: Commonsense edition
NY Times: “In Reversal, Student Is Given Extra Exam Time to Pump Breast Milk”: Sophie Currier, who was refused appropriate accommodations to pump breastmilk for her young daughter while sitting her medical Board exams, has had the ruling overturned on… Read More ›
Women’s work and hottie theory
[image credit: the Gallery of Regrettable Food] The New York Times reports on a survey that went a step further than the usual time-use surveys. The researchers asked not just “How did you spend your time today?” but also “How… Read More ›