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Friday Hoyden: Yoko Ono

When Tigtog and Lauredhel asked me to introduce Yoko Ono as a Friday Hoyden, I was thrilled. I’m an avid reader of Hoyden About Town, and if anyone deserves hoyden status, I’ve always thought that it should certainly be Yoko.

I was asked to write the introduction because of my recent five-part blog series that analyzed Yoko Ono as cultural phenomenon from a feminist perspective.

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.

Faves: Bodies, Breasts ‘n’ Birth edition

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.

Bodies

“It’s just like a normal external bra!” Snoopy-nosed Redundant Skin Envelopes

Vaginas are not “disgusting”. The Be Cervix Savvy campaign

Peeve Time: “The Obese” as Walking Dead

Birth

Friday Hoyden: Candice Bergen and her singing voice

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Friday Hoyden: Candice Bergen

Why do I have Bergen pegged as a Hoyden? The characters she has played on television does bust submissive femininity norms, so that’s part of it. But I think it’s her bad singing that has really reeled me in. It’s hard enough to sing in public when you can hold a tune, but it takes a special kind of hoydenish chutzpah to do it when you can’t. And I like that.

Linkoree

Eureka Street: The nun and the burqa, by Bronwyn Lay I wonder how a fully garbed nun, living a reclusive life of prayer and consenting to the authority of a male Pope/Bishop, would fare. I doubt the nun would be… Read More ›

What the fuck, Germaine?

Germaine Greer in The Guardian’s World News section: “If Michelle Obama’s such a great dresser, what was she doing in this red butcher’s apron?” The one sour note to resound through the jubilation at the election of Barack Obama was… Read More ›

Nuance for Dummies

The wingnuts continue to wag fingers at feminists for not supporting Gov. Palin’s election campaign. The way these loopers misrepresent feminist positions would be comical if it wasn’t so agenda driven. Jim Quinn (paraphrased): feminists simply can’t stand that Palin… Read More ›