Response to Bright Young Things Backlash

I’ve been waiting for this since Monday, actually. Jezebel has weighed in on the Bright Young Things backlash: “The Right Wing Disinformation Campaign Against Victoria’s Secret” All week, I’ve also grown increasingly antsy about how the discussion of the story got more and more hyperbolic and the age of the girls discussed dropped from teens … Continue reading

Things Are Happening! (And so many books)

It’s been a busy, crazy week, but many good things have happened. In the realm of popular culture, there’s going to be a Veronica Mars movie and a Clarissa Explains It All novel called Things I Can’t Explain. Veronica Mars is one of my favorite TV shows as an adult and Clarissa was one of my … Continue reading

Junot Diaz on Colbert Report for Freedom University

Great interview with Junot Diaz, author of Drown (on my comps list, woo!), The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and This is How You Lose Her. Access to education is not just an international issue, there are people fighting the fight here in the U.S. as well.

Hurray! Feminist Voters and Academic Tyra

Two great finds today. 1) I read an article at Feministing saying that “The majority of women voters consider themselves feminists”.  I think what’s especially great about the information is that they polled both with the woman’s personal understanding of feminism–because there are many feminisms and feminism is a lived experience as well as a political … Continue reading

Steubenville Trial Reactions and Rape Culture

File under: Why We Need Feminism. Badly. Earlier this week, the verdict in the Steubenville, OH rape trial was handed down and the two teenaged, football playing boys accused of the crime were found guilty. Surprisingly, many media outlets focused not on justice or on the victim, or on how we can raise young people … Continue reading