March 4, 2009

Infrequent posting, and where my attention has been

Posted in misc, personal at 1:02 pm by LB

Hi all.  Obviously, I’ve only been posting here once or twice a month.  I have to admit, the economy and other political/sociological issues have been occupying my time.  As a result, I have been posting much more on my other blog, Speak Truth to Power, as well as the group blog I contribute to, The Reaction.  So check it out!  But I do plan to keep on writing about gender and sexuality, as I have been, albeit not as much as I’d like.   And I have plenty in the “to write on” column!  I’ve been saving posts for things I’m really passionate about or that I have the time to provide adequate and unique critique.  Thanks for sticking with me!


November 15, 2008

New Blog!

Posted in misc, personal at 1:50 am by LB

I’ve had several pieces I have wanted to write that don’t really fit on this blog, with its theme of gender and sexuality and cultural production.  A few of them have been my last few posts.  So I started a new blog.  It’s called Speak Truth to Power, and it will have pieces that are more socially and politically minded, with a focus on institutional inequality.  After my Master’s Thesis, which as I’ve written before, was a theory-focused, cross-institutional analysis of marriage in the United States, and now teaching Sociology has reawakened the social theorist and critic in me.  So alas, a new blog for lindabeth.  My goal is for weekly posting on each, although with all the prep work for my classes done after this term is over, hopefully next term I’ll be able to write several times each week.  

Check it out and be sure to subscribe!

November 11, 2008

A good week for Colbert

Posted in misc at 11:00 am by LB

Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report had a good week recently…Thursday October 30th with my favorite band Wilco and Thursday November 6th with Rachel Maddow!  Enjoy these clips.

Vodpod videos no longer available.


Vodpod videos no longer available.

September 28, 2008

Much-needed blogroll update completed!

Posted in misc at 2:05 pm by LB

An update to my blogroll has been waaaay overdue, but I finally took the time to do it today.  Please be sure to check out some of the new blogs and organizations I have been checking out!

September 19, 2008

Participate in this survey about street harassment!

Posted in misc, privacy at 8:12 pm by LB

As I just wrote about this very topic, I stumbled on an opportunity to voice your experiences and opinions about street harassment for a new book on the topic.  Please take a few minutes to participate!

August 3, 2008

Got some catching up to do

Posted in misc, recommended reading at 6:25 pm by LB

I went away for a few days (some excellent weather, great wine-tasting, and refreshing swimming and hiking near Cayuga Lake!), and as a result, I am really behind on my RSS reader. I’m going to take the next few days to catch up, and I want to be able to respond to comments, so I won’t be able to writing any of the 20+ new posts I have in mind (!) for the next few days.

Since my readership has grown a bit in then last 2 months, I thought I’d take this opportunity to draw your attention to some older posts that you likely will not have read. Also, you can check out my “Smart Past Posts” on the sidebar. (I won’t duplicate here any posts I have listed there).

How Sexism Works

A comment on “the best sex ever

Mother-daughter bonding over waxing? At age 8 ?!?! Says ‘Female’ is Equivalent to ‘Weaker’

Thoughts on the Tyranny of Marriage at Tax Time

What’s wrong with this article? Marriage and Taxes, part 2

Some comment-worthy articles about sexuality and body image

Recent sports articles remind us that female athletes are (sexual and maternal) women first

Where are all the sexy men?

Tom Ford comments on the lack of male nudity

Iron Man review

July 28, 2008

My blog is “NC-17″…for what?!

Posted in misc at 12:00 pm by LB

After reading this post on The Feminist Underground, I had to see what my blog rated.

So I know this is goofy and automatically generating, but how it works still says a lot.

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

sex (8x)rape (4x)breast (3x)bitch (2x)libido (1x)

Seriously?  Not by my occasional use of the word “fuck” or writing about porn?

Geez, at least “lesbian” or “queer” didn’t contribute to it’s rating like it does in real life.

July 19, 2008

I made a t-shirt

Posted in cool feminist stuff, misc, personal at 3:12 am by LB

I’m totally obsessed with witty t-shirts. And I’ve been so pissed about this recent upskirt thing, and I really liked my post title, so I decided to make a t-shirt out of it. Hence, my new Spreadshirt Shop (a.k.a. time-waster for an evening).

My shop is called “Speak Truth to Power” (one of my favorite phrases!) and the address is:

And my first design is:


Believe me, I have way more slogans in my head, so I’ll add more as I have the chance.  But I wanted to make one and buy one right now, so I thought I’d put together a shop!  All (minor) proceeds go to fund my humble blog.

July 11, 2008

Technical difficulties with my “recommended reading” posts

Posted in misc at 6:02 pm by LB

Hi all. I noticed that my delicious links haven’t been posting daily to my blog like they are supposed to. I am trying to figure out what is going on, but in the meantime, I will “catch up” on the bookmarked posts for this past week a little every day until they’re caught up.

Also, I will be putting a “RSS feed” of my delicious links/recommended reading on my side bar.  Alternatively, you can subscribe to my delicious links in a feed reader.

Bear with me as I try to figure it out!

Have a great weekend!

May 23, 2008

Want a bunch of reasons why Cosmo is anti-feminist?

Posted in mass media, misc, sexual politics at 12:00 pm by LB

…check out the comments on this post @ Jezebel. They did all the work for me! Feel free to add your own in the comments here.