May 15, 2009

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May 13, 2009

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April 30, 2009

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April 29, 2009

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April 27, 2009

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April 26, 2009

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August 14, 2008

Links now on my sidebar

Posted in recommended reading at 4:18 pm by LB

I’m just going back to putting a feed of my delicious links on my sidebar, since I can’t seem to figure out why they stopped posting for no reason.  The most recent 10 links will be up on the sidebar.  You can also subscribe to my recommended reading links in an RSS reader for more convenience, also available under “subscriptions” in my sidebar.

August 11, 2008

Links on the fritz again

Posted in recommended reading at 5:12 pm by LB

Ugggh. I just realized my links haven’t been posting. I think I need to reset the posts each time delicious has an update. Well, here are the back links for the last 2 weeks they haven’t posted, including the ones for today… Read the rest of this entry »

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 ?!?!

Thesaurus.com 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

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July 27, 2008

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July 26, 2008

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July 25, 2008

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July 24, 2008

Recent feminist carnivals to check out

Posted in Carnival of Feminists, Carnivals, recommended reading at 10:20 am by LB

The 60th Carnival of Feminists is up at Unmana’s Words.

The 6th Feminist Carnival of Sexual Autonomy and Freedom is up at Kaleidoglide. (blog photo possibly NSFW)

The 51st Carnival Against Sexual Violence is up at abyss2hope.

The 16th Carnival of Radical Feminists is up at Gorgon Poisons.

Quick Hit: Check out Halthor Legacy!

Posted in feminism, film, gender, mass media, recommended reading, representation at 10:15 am by LB

I recently found this blog through another blog, I can’t event remember which, but it’s really great!

Hathor isn’t a review site. Nor is it a fan site. It was started in 2005 by Betacandy to demonstrate that there are people who don’t like how women and gender roles are presented in movies and TV because she was sick of hearing from film execs that the audience only wants white men in lead roles.

Very cool! And check out these posts especially:

Why discriminate if it doesn’t profit?

The question this brings to mind is: why would they discriminate against a group when there’s more profit to be made by doing the right thing? That’s a good question, and one that deserves an answer.

Some answers provided: ego and laziness.

Why film schools teach screenwriters not to pass the Bechdel test

To pass it your movie must have the following:

1) there are at least two named female characters, who

2) talk to each other about

3) something other than a man.

So simple, and yet as you go through all your favorite movies (and most of your favorite TV shows, though there’s a little more variety in TV), you find very few movies pass this test.

July 22, 2008

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July 21, 2008

Quick hit: recommended article on sport, sexuality and gender

Posted in body politics, queer, recommended reading, Sexuality Blogs and Resources, sports at 12:00 pm by LB

Gender and sport is one of my recent key interests lately (I think this happened after the realization that sport is really about the body, and as you know, I’m all about theorizing male and female bodies!)…so check out “Patricia Nell Warren: LGBT Sports Movement Part One of Two,” and article from the Women’s Sport Foundation, via a pretty cool blog I recently found, Rethinking Basketball, providing interesting commentary on the WNBA. Some excerpts:

A lot of the homophobia directed at lesbians comes from an entrenched belief that strenuous sport will “masculinize” women. I will never forget running in the 1969 Boston Marathon, while I was still in the closet, and seeing that some of the spectators were screaming at me, “Dyke! Dyke!” I wondered why those idiots would assume I was a lesbian when they knew nothing about me — after all, I had kept my sexual orientation a deep dark secret. Then I realized that my mere presence out there on the road, in a sport reserved for men, meant that these people saw me as “masculinized”…and “masculine” is a code word for lesbian.

[…] For gay and bi men, homophobia comes from the opposite direction: the illogical and irrational belief that being gay “feminizes” you and makes you unfit for sports, especially for rough physical sports like football and ice hockey. The rhetoric of ridicule that many male coaches and athletes use — for instance, “you throw a ball like a girl” — is aimed at pushing a man to establish his heterosexuality by extreme efforts not to look “feminine.” So, for many men, the sudden discovery that a rugged, masculine teammate of theirs is gay is a horrible shock.

[…] The more I think about sports and study their history, the more I realize that homophobia is as much about gender as it is about sexual orientation. A given sport or sports body can make an attempt to codify a cultural definition of “gender,” all the way from which events are permitted to women to stipulations on what styles of clothing men and women must wear during competition, as they do in figure skating and rodeo.

Read the whole thing here.

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July 19, 2008

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July 18, 2008

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