'NY Times' Critic Terror-izes Famous Feminist Susan Faludi

The critics are divided on Susan Faludi's new polemic The Terror Dream, in which she argues that 9/11 caused a societal return to stereotypical gender roles. On one hand, Pulitzer Prize winning badass Michiko Kakutani calls the Terror Dream, "the sort of tendentious, self-important, sloppily reasoned book that gives… » 10/24/07 1:30pm 10/24/07 1:30pm

The Stepfordization of Hollywood's Comely Comediennes

Recently I got my paws on the as-yet-unreleased Anna Faris stoner flick Smiley Face. When I heard that a woman was finally at the helm of a non-romantic comedy, I couldn't wait to see it: Half Baked but with a lady? Sign me up! It led to a discussion amongst my friends about the dearth of leading ladies in comedy… » 10/22/07 11:30am 10/22/07 11:30am

Panic-Stricken Kim Basinger's Maybe Not-So-Healthy Heart

  • A recent study suggests that women who suffer from panic/anxiety attacks [That would be me! -Ed.] have a higher chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke later in life. [USA Today]
  • Can consensual sex become rape midway during the act? A Maryland court is trying to determine that in the case of a 18-year old woman…
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9/11 Made Our Men Macho Pigs, Or How To Sell A Book About Gender Roles…

Susan Faludi! She used to be a really important feminist, back when female musicians still wore clothes. Funny thing about how the gender roles have sorta swung backwards since then! Well, she blames 9/11. And that's what her new book is about. Here's her story: » 9/27/07 2:00pm 9/27/07 2:00pm

Hmmm. I always thought the Mickey Mouse Club was…