Once And For All, It's Time To Stop Blaming Rape On Women's Drinking

What is it about December that inspires mass breakouts of victim-blaming? Is it the darkness encroaching on our days? Is it the way the holidays make us all want to drink? Whatever it is, it's happening again. And just like last year's Never-Ending Naomi Wolf Incident, this one involves women hating on women in ways… » 12/16/11 5:45pm 12/16/11 5:45pm

Allegations Of Theft, Racism Rock The Feminist Blogosphere

There's a furor going on in the feminist blogsphere. The issue is complicated, but what follows is an attempt to give a general gist of what's gone down: On March 29 in Cambridge, the blogger known as Brownfemipower (BFP) spoke at WAM (Women, Action & the Media conference). Apparently, Brownfemipower (who has been… » 4/25/08 2:00pm 4/25/08 2:00pm

Did Juno Make Jamie Lynn Spears Think Motherhood Would Be Easy?

Considering the avalanche of praise heaped on screenwriter Diablo Cody's debut film, Juno, an equally intense backlash was predictable. In fact, a piece on Slate yesterday explored the potential culture wars on teen pregnancy the movie could inspire. Writer Ann Hulbert quotes NY Times critic A.O. Scott's review of Juno » 12/19/07 1:00pm 12/19/07 1:00pm