In very peripherally Beyoncé-adjacent news, Paramount Television has optioned author Rebecca Traister’s All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation to be developed for programming, according to a Variety exclusive.
After two months, my copy of Rebecca Traister’s new book is already dog-eared, wine-stained, and train-battered. All the Single Ladies is essential, careful, bold, and rigorous; it’s a warning and a celebration, and I loved it. Traister and I talked on the phone last week.
Until recently, the expectation for American women was to be married by your 30s or harden and crust into a crone shaped barnacle—but in the past couple of decades, a radical shift has occurred. More and more, women are staying single into their 30s and 40s and hanging onto more progressive politics. This change has…
At the New Republic, the inimitable Rebecca Traister notes that the recent, embarrassing GOP "Say Yes to the Dress" political ads are "one of the first instances in which conservatives have in any way embraced the idea that women now treat government as a stand-in for husbands."
Every day across the lands women write valiantly and cool-headedly about feminist issues with facts, impassioned arguments, research, and insight. They chronicle the daily abuses and setbacks, the advancements and breakthroughs. Then, on some days, they
rest get really fucking pissed. And it is glorious.
Last night, on Gossip Girl, Dan was waiting wistfully for Serena to appear, and passed the time by reading... Rebecca Traister's Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything For American Women. Huh?
At a press conference to promote her new network, Oprah delivered one of the longest responses to a question in TV history. Now she's getting shit for it. Let's analyze!
Ladies! There is a lot of fuss about whether and why you are going to stay home in key congressional races in a few weeks — and whose fault it is.
"It was narrated to us faster than we could absorb it," writes Rebecca Traister of the 2008 election. "In the ceaseless cycle of revelation and analysis we lost depth, clarity, and perspective." Not anymore, regarding what it meant for women.
A piece in Salon suggests that in a recession, we find sexist stereotypes comforting. To that we'd maybe add: girl-on-girl crime?
Today, Salon's Rebecca Traister explores the phenomenon of female writers' "graphic" accounts of the "messy realities of their bodies." Wait: Did someone say our name?!
As previously mentioned, the marvelous Rebecca Traister of Salon and I were invited to talk for Bloggingheads.tv last week. While you can click here to watch the entire 69 minutes, you can click the picture at left to watch a couple of excerpts of us talking about Sarah Palin and accessible femininity and us liberally…