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Tube Tied: Mad Men, I Love You, But Your Fans Are Freaking Me Out

I admit that when I heard Mad Men was going to premiere just as I was starting this TV guestblogging gig in the otherwise rather deserted month of August, I breathed a sigh of relief.  If there is one television show that not a one of my communist, death-panel-supporting, child-killing liberal feminist friends is ashamed to admit to loving, it is Mad Men.  Mad Men, in short, has an acceptable...

On the Map: Breastfeeding is Best for Baby... But for Babydolls?

Are the US media objections to Spain’s Bebé Glotón further evidence of American’s sexualization of the healthy, natural, and nurturing relationship between mother and child?

Douchebag Decree: Men's News Daily

“It’s like but with fewer readers!”

Touted by its editors as “Your Daily Dose of Counter-Theory,” the folks at Men’s News Daily strive to unveil the truth about what it means to “be a man.” By reading their mission statement, I learned a great number of things about both men (the “direct sex”…I’m not really sure what this means…when I...

PETA Gets the Onion Treatment

Check out this video from the The Onion News Network (you may have to click through or choose “fullscreen” to see the whole picture):

Advocacy Group Decries PETA’s Inhumane Treatment Of Women

Tube Tied: Why Aren't You Watching Nurse Jackie?

Image from susanphotography at Flickr under a Creative Commons license.

I am just about the only person I know - and certainly the only feminist - who has been religiously watching Showtime's Nurse Jackie (In fairness, Jezebel started out covering it but seemed to lose interest very quickly, and the only regular commentary I see on it is Jacob's excellent recaps at TWoP.)  Maybe...

Page Turner: An Interview with Novelist Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr is part of a new generation of YA novelists considered the so-called heirs to grand dame Judy Blume. She is the author of Story of a Girl, (that is, a girl labeled the high school “slut”), which was a 2007 National Book Award finalist; Sweethearts, about the divergent paths taken by two social-outcast friends; and the forthcoming Once Was Lost,...

Grrrl on Film: Women Directors

In Monday’s post I asked if you could name five women directors off the top of your head and encouraged you to share some favorite females behind the lens. And WOW, between us we came up with nearly 70!

Since there are few things I enjoy more than compiling research and sharing information (Heck, it’s one of the reasons why I’m a writer) I’ve put together a...

Saturday Morning Toon Blues

It is a ritual of mine to flip through channels on a typical Saturday morning before I go off to work. While my adventures are less frequent these days than when I was eight years old, my curiosity is piqued as it still was. However, in my habits, I've encountered a frightening discovery that has sent a gross feeling in the pit of my stomach.

"Great Scotts!" I announce, mouth...

Page Turner-Rave On: Writer Nona Willis Aronowitz on Rubyfruit Jungle

“Rave On” is the Page Turner series that asks feminist writers, artists, musicians, activists, leaders, and scholars to talk about a book that completely rocked their world. Today we feature writer Nona Willis Aronowitz on Rubyfruit Jungle, by Rita Mae Brown.

I was in the midst of a family vacation when I flopped on my parents’ bed and gave my mom puppy-dog eyes. “I’m bored,” I...

What Would Buffy Do? Notes on Dusting Edward Cullen

This article was originally published on July 1 at WIMN’s Voices (don’t worry – they gave us permission to re-post it!)

By Jonathan McIntosh

I usually try to stay away from the forces of darkness, but last week I killed a famous vampire – and let me tell you, it was fun! Actually, I didn’t stake him myself — I used new media tools to allow one of the...