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Archive for June, 2006

Loving Fat

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Debbie and Laurie say: We really liked Zuzu’s comments on Josh Max’s piece on loving fat women in Salon. (It’s Salon: you have to watch an ad or subscribe.) Although we agree with Zuzu that he is a little too pleased with himself, we’re always glad to see opinions like his in the world. In […]

Personal News

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Laurie says: This has been a complicated month. I came back from Wiscon with 2 gifts. The first was “Most Feminist Award” in the art show and the second was a bad bronchial bug which has stayed with me all June. I’m just finally almost recovered. Now, I’m leaving for a show (Westercon) and and […]

As Feminism Goes By

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Laurie and Debbie say: Our recent post in response to Rachel at Alas, A Blog is making interesting ripples in the blogosphere. We had a very mixed response to Ronni Bennett’s response on As Time Goes By. “The point both women are making, it appears, is that there aren’t enough older women blogging – particularly […]

Rosie the Riveting Bride

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Laurie and Debbie say: During World War II, the U.S. government and the major media outlets embarked on a concerted plan to convince women to go work in factories, shipyards, and transportation jobs, to become “Rosie the Riveter.” When the war ended, the propaganda machine went to work to convince those same women that they […]

On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re a Dog

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Laurie says: I’m a big fan of Rachel S and her blog Rachel’s Tavern. Her writing and work on race and class absolutely knock me out. In her recent post on Alas, A Blog about older women and blogging, she raises some important issues about older women and the blogosphere. She got me thinking about […]

You Call That Masculinity?

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Laurie and Debbie say: In an hilarious and on-target post about how male reporters and commentators respond to George Bush, Digby asks: “Perhaps someone can explain to me the strange male attraction to George W. Bush. … “From day one, DC nerds like [Joe] Klein have had massive man-crushes on Junior, describing him as ‘loose-hipped’ […]

Carnival Plus

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Debbie says: The 17th (!) Carnival of Feminists is up here. The Bitch at Bitch|Lab is in her usual fine form, with a particularly well-organized and well-thought-out carnival, and Laurie and I are delighted that our women wrestling post was included. Check it out. And while you’re checking things out, here’s a superb essay by […]

The Fat Chick Report

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Lynne Murray says: Laurie and Debbie were kind enough to invite me to chime in from time to time and I wanted to mention some of the great things Laura Frater, author of Fat Chicks Rule has posted recently, which include: June 12, 2006, News of the death of Judith Moore, editor and essayist whose […]

(Un)caped Crusader

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

Laurie says: I went to Jaime Cortez‘s graduation reception at UC Berkeley a few weeks ago. The reception was at the Berkeley Art Museum and was the last day of the graduate students’ exhibition. Then I had Tee’s benefit, two shows, and a bad cold, so I’m just putting this up now. I really loved […]

Women Wrestling with Laws

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Laurie and Debbie say: In Missouri, they’re now requiring a selection of women athletes (pro wrestlers, pro boxers, and martial artists) to take pregnancy tests before any match. Nineteen-year-old wrestler Julie Utley is protesting the regulation on the grounds of expense: she figures that it will cost her an extra $60 for every match she […]