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Shun, don’t censor

In all the chaos of SXSW, I very nearly missed the embarrassing overreach by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, who are pushing for the FCC to pull Limbaugh from the airwaves. These women do good work in the world, but this is a classic case of feminist narrow-mindedness,…

They done fixed liberal dudes up right

I try, and often fail, to end the week on a positive note. But this week, I can actually do that for you. Online, for obvious reasons, most of the fussing over NY Mag's look at feminist writing was over the piece on internet feminism. But I also want to…

Music Fridays: Panda Party For Feminism Edition

So I got to see Gloria Steinem speak last night, and that was pretty cool.  I'll be blogging about it and her documentary airing on HBO on Monday at XX Factor in a bit.  One of the things covered in the documentary is something Sady Doyle talks about a lot…

Michelle Bachmann is packing a John Holmes size economy, I don’t know about you

I’m skeptical of this “Republican women revolution” for many reasons, including the ones noted by Gloria Steinem and Stephen Colbert: The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c…

The implicit argument

Behind comments like this is, “Feminists are women who really, really want to fuck me—a conservative asshole who radiates hatred of women—but alas, I totally blew them off. So they organized and are angry.” I agree with Atrios that the argument is fundamentally weird. If ugly women are organizing in…

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