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Archive for May, 2013

Switching Pronouns, Cannibalistic Llamas, and Other Gender Assumptions

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Debbie says: ______________________________________________ After this post goes up, Laurie and I will both be at WisCon, in Madison, Wisconsin, one of our two annual breaks from blogging. So we’ll be back sometime next week. ___________________________________________________ Benjamin Rosenbaum’s has things to say about writing and gender. Rosenbaum has been trying to write a novel that uses […]

Breakfast: Not Sexier than Before, but Funnier than Ever

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Laurie and Debbie say: Having a product called “Sexcereal” is funny enough. Seriously promoting it as being full of foods that make you sexy is funny enough. Having different versions of it for men and women is funny enough. But honestly, the folks behind Sexcereal are in the wrong business. Hollywood pays big bucks for […]

Border Wars: Disturbing Photographs

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Laurie says: As I said in my blog War Photographs: Disturbing Images I’ve been thinking about beautiful photographs of dreadful things for a long time. They make me viscerally uncomfortable. I’ll look at the front page of a newspaper and react positively to a beautifully composed photograph, and then I realize it’s of fighters shooting […]

Remembering a Geek Feminist Ally: David Notkin, 1955-2013

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Debbie says: [cross-posted from Geek Feminism] No marginalized group can move forward without allies, and all of us have the opportunity to be allies as well as need allies. So it behooves us to look at what high-integrity, committed ally work looks like. And that’s why I want to tell you about my brother. When […]

A Phantasmagorical Underwater Glass Menagerie

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Laurie says: I saw these remarkable 19th century glass sculptures in a New York Times article In Pursuit of an Underwater Menagerie by C. Drew Harvell. I was particularity struck by them both as a photographer and as an artist who makes very detailed carvings in jewelry and sculpture. They exhibit the combination of vivid […]

The Willendorf Project: Brenda Oelbaum Goes National with the Goddess at Her Back

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Lynne Murray says: In August of 2010, I posted here about feminist artist Brenda Oelbaum’s work turning diet books into papier mâché models of the Venus of Willendorf. Now Brenda is bringing her vision to the larger stage with “a national ad campaign to take down $66 BILLION Diet Industry.” She calls her project “DUMP […]

My Right to Be Naked vs. Your Cultural Space

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Debbie says: Sorry we’ve been slow to blog this month. Laurie took a vacation and Debbie was dealing with a death in the family, but we’re both home now and blogging regularly until WisCon, when we traditionally take a week’s break. One of the stories we’ve been meaning to get around to is the inimitable […]