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Speaking of Super Bowl Ads

The following was apparently an ad that NBC refused to show during the Super Bowl. It is a commercial featuring an ultra sound of an unborn baby–which all wraps up into an image of Obama. The basic message being: if Obama’s mother had aborted him because it was going to be “hard” to... Read more »

Challenging "Post-Racial" America

Young Jean Lee pushes and pulls the lines of cross cultural theater in her critically acclaimed, "The Shipment." Read more »

Big Advertisers Are Watching You

I am not sure if the media-savvy among you have already heard of this phenomenon, but apparently the newest trend in super-creepy-and-invasive advertising is ads that watch you watch them. This new technology,... Read more »

The Super Bowl Post

So, rather than watch the Super Bowl, I ate food and slept. In spite of my attempts to avoid the whole damn mess, however, I still wound up being forced to deal with the requisite oohs and aaaahs over the commercials. I’m not a big fan of commercials period–but Super Bowl ads are often... Read more »

American Apparel Answers Back

I'm the type of person who likes to think of themselves as flying under the radar. So you can imagine my surprise when I woke up yesterday to find an email from American Apparel in reference to my blog post from Wednesday. I'll include... Read more »

The War on Choice When Life is Chosen (Eight Times)

This week, an unnamed woman gave birth to eight children after recieving fertility treatment.  As details of her background surface, so does criticism and questions about her choice to raise a total of fourteen young children. Read more »

The Feminization of Medicine

A visit to two doctors - one female, one male - stirs up some interesting research on how women are changing the face of medicine.  Thank goodness. Read more »

Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Disgust

Today started, like so many others, with criticism of a new American Apparel ad sweeping the feminist blogosphere.    However... Read more »

Chickipedia: It's where the Chicks are at!

From Frau Sally Benz comes the news of the latest "pedia" creation--Chickipedia! What is Chickipedia you ask? According to it's about page: Chickipedia is the world's largest web-based, women-based, wiki-based database of hot chicks on the planet. It is entirely user generated, making it the... Read more »

Figuring Out Figure Skating

A Christmas gift sends me to the US Women's Figure Skating Championship and into a swirling confusion of how we raise our girl athletes. Read more »

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Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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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 »