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Friday Genius Ten “Nostalgia” Edition

Jessica Valenti has formally ended her time at Feministing. It’s one of those moments when I get all sentimental, because it’s kind of crazy to think of the journey we’ve all been on. I don’t know how many of you know the whole history here, but when Feministing was started,…

We…Are…ANIMAL!

Jessica Valenti’s column on Sarah Palin’s false embrace of feminism is characteristically excellent, but she does mention something that I’ve found weird ever since Palin said it: Today, however, Palin is happily adopting the feminist label. She’s throwing support behind “mama grizzly” candidates, describing the large number of women in…

Feminists get married?!

Sorry if my blogging is sparser than usual. I’m still in New York, and will be until Friday. But everything will be back to normal next week! Meanwhile, I’m watching this defensive, threatened reaction to Jessica Valenti’s wedding with a combination of genuine surprise and bemusement. I don’t generally perceive…

Missive from sinner’s row

Kate Harding and Jessica Valenti both have pieces up defending themselves for marrying, and about the difficulties of crafting a feminist wedding, which are apparently the same exact problems trying to craft an individualistic wedding, which is a mandate that comes down on people just as hard as the one…

Funny ladies write funny books

A couple of book reviews tonight for some short, funny books. First of all, Jen Sorensen’s cartoon collection Slowpoke: One Nation, Oh My God!. I met Jen at the WAM! conference, and I have to say that the arch humor she showcases in her comics is exactly how she acts…

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