Entries Tagged as 'gender'

The Pause that Reflects

November 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This shooter is mentally ill. This other shooter is a terrorist. Or perhaps this shooter cracked under economic pressures. And this other shooter cracked under anti-religious racism and the pressures of war. Whenever these violent outbursts occur, I never feel that the explanations for them are adequate. Yet how we explain them — and our […]

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Tags: gender · politics · racism · science · sexism

More on Celebrity Coverage of Clinton

August 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

From the NYTimes article on Hillary Clinton’s “fit of pique”: As one journalist covering her trip put it: “She is a celebrity. We have a celebrity secretary of state. When you have a celebrity, you get celebrity coverage.” Well, there’s a deflection of responsibility if I ever saw one. Read: Just cuz we have treated […]

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Tags: gender · human rights · politics

Sexist Marketing Friday

May 16th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Not that it’s a regular feature of this blog or something. But today two tweets by friends of mine pointed out separate instances of sexist marketing. First, the stupid: Dell has created “Della,” a laptop that is also a fashion accessory. As a Mac user, I understand wanting a stylish piece of computing hardware; and […]

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Zero Shame Game

December 15th, 2008 · 4 Comments

At the Washington Post, Patrick Welsh wrings his hands over the more supportive treatment pregnant teens and teen moms are receiving from some school districts. He is dismayed that teen moms are openly flaunting their motherhood. The somber statistics about teen motherhood are the reason the day-care center, run by the local nonprofit Campagna Center, […]

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Tags: gender · human rights · racism · sexism · youth culture

Is “Douchebag” Sexist?

August 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments

From Ann at Feministing: It’s pretty easy to see why this evolved as an insult. Douchebag is funny because it’s anachronistic. It was a device once promoted for health reasons, but as science has marched on, douching is generally just thought of as an embarrassing (and definitely not-talked-about) product for women who are paranoid about […]

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Anti-LGBT Violence in Schools

June 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

Julie at Schooling Inequality posts recent news and some commentary on homophobic violence in schools, including the Alliance Defense Fund’s “Day of Truth” response to GLSEN’s Day of Silence to honor the memory of a 14-year-old lesbian murdered by her classmates; and the beating of an outspoken lesbian advocate by three girls, one of whom […]

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Tags: gender · human rights · LBGT · sexuality

In Contempt (6/17/08): Barthroom Police

June 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

Using your mouse, hover the cursor arrow over the image until it turns into a hand, then depress the left button. This will take you to a larger, more legible image, allowing you to enjoy the cartoon without squinting. Blogged with the Flock Browser Tags: transphobia, transgender, bathrooms, Colorado, SB 200, homophobia, civil rights

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RAND Study Totally Hot for Virginity Pledges

June 11th, 2008 · Comments Off

Based on a study of 1,461 adolescent virgins age 12 to 17 who shared similar characteristics of religiosity, parenting and friendship, the RAND Corporation finds that teens who made a virginity pledge were significantly less likely to have sex before marriage within a three year period after making the pledge. According to Scientific Blogging: Forty-two […]

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Tags: bush · gender · LBGT · sexuality · youth culture

In Contempt (6/10/2008): Genderized

June 10th, 2008 · Comments Off

Clicky clicky clicky clicky clicky clicky! Blogged with the Flock Browser Tags: JohnMcCain, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, presidential politics, gender, politics, humor

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Tags: cartoons · gender · in contempt · politics · presidential election · sexism