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It's Feminism's Fault!: PJ O'Rourke Edition

“I blame feminism and Facebook for the death of the American automobile.” So said NPR’s PJ O’Rourke on NPR’s Morning Edition earlier today. According to O’Rourke, feminists are to blame for the... Read more »

Sound Bites

Music in short! • If you haven’t seen the Gossip’s infomercial for their upcoming album Music for Men, it’s time! (And if you haven’t seen Bitch’s infomercial, you... Read more »

Golf: The Sin, and Zen, of the Pin

Just when my pie-in-the-sky, baseball-is-good-for-you, sports-loving feminist self was starting to make a tenuous peace with some of the downside of pro sports, the PGA came to town... Read more »

The Bitch in Black: Ladies...Firsts

  Nancy Drew-loving Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is joined this month by two other recent notable First…Ladies. Ursula Burns (left) has become the first black female CEO of a major U. S. corporation.  According to Business Week: Within days of being named chief executive of... Read more »

Bee Up, Y'all

Did anyone else catch any of this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee coverage, most of which took place on…ESPN, of all places? Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Chuck Norris doesn't have the facts

"Chuck Norris" has become a household name again thanks to the Napolean Dynamite-meets-machismo of Chuck Norris facts and his campaigning for Mike Huckabee, but if he's going to have a... Read more »

5 Totally Random Things I'd Like a Moratorium On...Forever

Read on for 5 things I don’t want to read about anymore: 1. Stories about and video clips of Britney Spears’ public menses-related mishaps. This keeps happening (if the reports are even true) because she’s mentally ill, very forgetful, or terribly overwhelmed. Either way, give her... Read more »

A Buffy Movie Without Joss Whedon? WTF is the Point of That?

Did anyone else see that a new Buffy The Vampire Slayer film is being made, but that Joss Whedon won't be involved? WTF is the point... Read more »

Pi

Iranian filmmaker Lila Ghobady speaks about resistance and Iranian underground cinema. Read more »

It's Feminism's Fault!: Ross Douthat edition

I almost don't want to give the New York Times the pageviews it was obviously courting in publishing Ross Douthat's stunningly underthought and journalistically sloppy column "Liberated and Unhappy." But those of you who've read Beth Skwarecki's article "Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting... Read more »

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »