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Archive for May, 2006

Making Feminism Up

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Debbie says: I had an interesting conversation with a stranger this weekend; I heard that she had to get off the phone with her mother to help me make a purchase, so I said something about mothers. She told me a long story about her mother, focusing in large part on how her mother had […]

The High Cost of Magic Bullets

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Magic remedies always cost something in fairy tales.

Octavia Butler Tribute -NYC

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Laurie says: The New York Public Library is hosting a tribute to Octavia Butler on June 5th. There’s a great picture of her on the site. “Writers and friends of Octavia E. Butler, who died in February, 2006, will gather to pay tribute to this internationally known science fiction writer whose evocative, often troubling, novels […]

Exclusion by Compliment

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Laurie and Debbie, who are happy to be blogging together again, say Out there in the blogosphere, Feministe picked up on an excellent brief post from Brownfemipower on the subject of the word “exotic.” Check out the post; it’s both scathing and very funny. Feministe especially notes a comment from scenius at Sexual Ambiguities, to […]

Fabulous Tee Party

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Laurie says: The Tee Party benefit for Tee Corinne was fabulous. Susie Bright did a wonderful MC and slide show. There were conversations from people who know Tee going back to the 70’s. Lots of prints were sold. I did a gallery tour of her work and talked about its history, and some folks in […]

Fat Cat Fight

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Lynne Murray says: I shared a fat acceptance experience with my cat on Mother’s Day. El Nino was sick. The shaggy, black, gentle giant who rules the roost in the cat colony where I live–aka my apartment–had a medical problem that brought us to the animal emergency hospital Sunday morning. He was weighed there and […]

Tiptree Anthology Signing in San Francisco

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Debbie says: I’ll be part of the group signing The James Tiptree Award Anthology 2 at Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street in San Francisco, at 3 pm on Sunday, May 21. The Tiptree Award is given annually for the work of science fiction or fantasy that does the best jjob of exploring and expanding gender. […]


Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Morgaine hosted the excellent May 3 edition of the Carnival of Feminists on Women’s Autonomy and Sexual Sovereignty Movements. We always appreciate it when carnival bloggers start outside the Western mainstream, and Morgaine starts in Africa where, as she puts it, “things are as grim as they have ever been for women.” She goes on […]

Preconceived Notions

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Debbie says: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the March of Dimes, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention’s Division of Reproductive Health and the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities have joined together to come out with new guidelines […]

Talking Tarzan Style

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Lynne Murray says: Learning how to listen and talk to my body in a positive way was probably the most valuable part of my fat acceptance experience. Through a support group and several workbooks, I used techniques similar to those in Carol Munter and Jane Hirschmann’s When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies, as described on […]