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Archive for February, 2006

Thoughts about Food and Class

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Laurie says: When Deb and I wrote on Food and Gender, we thought about also commenting on food and class. But we decided it was really complicated, and needed more thought. Part of my thinking was to talk to Betty Dudley, whose clarity on these issues I admire. She has kindly allowed me to use […]

More about WoolfCamp

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Debbie says: It’s the next weekend and I’m at the next gathering in the next city (no, I don’t always live like this, but this month I do). And I’m still thinking about WoolfCamp. From a blogging point of view, I think the most important thing I came away with was the conversation (which I […]

Harassment Then and Now

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

The fantastic Lynne Murray, guestblogging: Several blogs have picked up the story of this dinosaurly old guy. In giving him their Dirty Old Man of the Year award, Feministing remarks: “William Donald Schaefer—former governor of Maryland and current State Comptroller—has created quite a stir this week due to some really gross sexist behavior …This was […]


Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Debbie says: I’ve been fortunate enough to be invited to Woolf Camp, in effect a feminist blogging retreat at the home of the marvelous Grace Davis in Santa Cruz. This is a spinoff of last year’s BlogHer conference, which I missed. I expect Laurie and I will both be at next year’s in San Jose. […]

Intercultural Calligraphy

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Trinker points out Xu Bing’s “square word calligraphy.” These beautiful examples of words as visual art that cross language and culture both is and isn’t exactly what it looks like: there’s a lot more there than you can see with a glance. Xu Bing is a Chinese artist living in the United States, and a […]

Hormones: Threat or Menace?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Laurie and Debbie say: News flash! (Good for hot flashes). Hormone replacement therapy may be good for you after all. Almost every woman over the age of 30 will remember the news blitz in 2002 when the Women’s Health Initiative turned up some increases in various diseases and conditions, including breast cancer, linked to taking […]

Dessert First

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Debbie says” I really wanted to get to HudsonDance’s show “Dessert First: dancing and eating the way we want,” with hors d’oeuvres provided by Ghetto Gourmet. The show runs this Friday through this Sunday in San Francisco. I think you’ll love the promotion photo as much as I do. Here are the details, and here’s […]

The More Things Change …

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife who is cultured and intelligent, and who cares for her health and her appearance. At least, that’s what Garance Franke-Ruta at The American Prospect is talking about: “There is something very democratic […]

The Next Wonder Drug

Friday, February 10th, 2006

We’re pleased to see so much of the feminist blogosphere taking on this horrifying story. (By the way, what’s with using the young woman’s name and no one else‘s?) Zuzu at Feministe has done a superb analysis, with a comment thread that’s well worth your time, including a lot of personal stories. It got us […]

The Big Fat Carnival, First Edition

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

The marvelous Ampersand has started hosting “The Big Fat Carnival,” a blog carnival devoted to excellent blog posts on fat and fat-related issues. We’re pleased to be featured several times in this first edition. More fat carnivals are coming, and we’ll be hosting the one in August. Check it out!