Panda Party: Supergroups Edition

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, May 11, 2012 12:48 EDT
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Days are getting warmer (in Texas, they’re already hitting the 100s, though NYC still has cold snaps), flowers are coming out, and we’re getting way more daylight during the day. And we’re finally going to go see The Avengers!  I know, I know. But I had to travel last weekend. My friends graciously waited until this weekend to see it with us, and we’re all excited. For the occasion, I put together a mix disc of songs by so-called “supergroups”. I don’t want to give it all away to said loyal friends, but here’s one totally unsurprising band on it.

By the way, have you seen this story about a Catholic school that forfeited a championship game rather than have their boys go up against a team with a girl on it? Between that and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops “investigating” the Girl Scouts, I think we can all agree that the ruse that the anti-contraception stuff isn’t pure misogyny has been exposed. Unlike the Catholic management in this story, the bears in the above video have no problem with ladies throwing baseballs. I loved this quote from Nancy Hogshead-Makar, the senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation:

“In real life, these boys are going to be competing against the girls for jobs, for positions in graduate programs or in trade schools,” Hogshead-Makar said. “In every other area of their life, they are going to be competing side by side.”

It appears that’s exactly what the Catholic church thinks they can stomp out. They’re going to fail.

Like music? Like Fridays? Like spring? Don’t hate women? Come join us in the Panda Party! Listen to some tunes and maybe even play your own!

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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