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Archive for March, 2006

AskMen Is Really Asking for It

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Laurie and Debbie say: You know you’re in trouble when the site is called and claims to have 5 million readers per month. The home page is bad enough, starting with a quotation (today’s is about how getting money is more important than being honest) and a fact (today’s is about Sheryl Crow’s false […]

More Links for Your Enjoyment

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

It’s being a very fertile month for great links. Rachel’s Tavern points out a superb essay, On the Fourth World: Black Power, Black Panthers, and White Allies. Laurie says, “I really liked this because it leads back to the conversations we’ve had here about wholesale and retail, and why working in coalition is so important.” […]

Want Ad

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Laurie says: I just placed this ad on Craigs List. I’m trying to finish the Women of Japan project by the fall. I need someone to translate Japanese here in the States (Bay Area would be great). If anyone out there has any thoughts on this – I’d really appreciate it. I’m Laurie Toby Edison […]

From the Darkroom

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Laurie says: I finished the Okinawa portraits for Women of Japan. Until the models see the photos (I’m sending them images in the next few weeks), I can’t post them to the blog, and it felt too difficult to discuss them on the blog after the first post about it. Talking about photos without showing […]

Grasping At Straws (or Straw Feminists)

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Debbie and Laurie say: We didn’t even know it was Blog Against the Strawfeminist Week until we got caught in a tendril of the newest wave of strawfeminism! (Click through the intro screens on the link above; they’re funny and true.) Here’s what happened: Cinnamon Stillwell, self-described conservative columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle is […]

Links for Your Enjoyment

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Laurie says: Twisty in I Blame the Patriarchy has a great post about “our Morphing Mama (who) believes that if you gain a few pounds or cut your hair or in any way alter the physical appearance of your hot prenuptial self after you get hitched, you are guilty of “false advertising.” Rachel from Rachel’s […]

Monument to What?

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Laurie and Debbie say: Pro-Life is taking credit for Britney Spears giving birth. And they have the sculpture to prove it. We’re entirely in favor of sculptures and art featuring women giving birth. What’s more, we’re entirely in favor of women giving birth … when they want to. It will be no surprise to readers […]

A Question of Sovereignty

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Cecelia Fire Thunder, President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is angry, and she’s not going to take it any more. In fact, she’s planning to establish a Planned Parenthood Clinic on the reservation and welcome South Dakota women of all ethnicities. We so often read about Native […]

Tall Food Is So Last Year

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Laurie says: Betty’s post about food and class got me thinking about among other things, “conspicuous consumption,” as a status demonstration when it applies to food.* There is the obvious 21st century “food fetishism” of the latest expensive gourmet trend. From what I read in the papers, last year in New York City, it included […]

When Is a Swan Not a Swan?

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Debbie and Laurie say: Matthew Bourne’s popular and critically acclaimed all-male version of the classic Swan Lake ballet has been playing around the world for ten years. It’s finally coming to San Francisco, and thus Bourne is being interviewed all over town. Debbie says, “I heard him yesterday on KALW’s “Open Air” arts show. I […]