Monthly Archives: November 2010

Critiquing "Feminist" Marketing (Part 3)

In the previous posts Critiquing “Feminist” Marketing (Part 1) and Critiquing “Feminist” Marketing (Part 2), we discussed changes in and repercussions of mass media’s co-opt of the “feminist” message, and we examined the overt versus subliminal concepts inherent in each.  Now we move

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Critiquing "Feminist" Marketing (Part 2)

In the previous post Critiquing “Feminist” Marketing (Part 1), we compared the messages between a current Verizon ad and a Nike ad from the mid-’90s.  While the overt messages inherent in ads that speak to women have changed over the

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Critiquing "Feminist" Marketing (Part 1)

The messages inherent in the ads that speak to women have changed over the years.  While we do still have plenty of housewifely cleaning product ads, recent years have seen more modern interpretations of the female experience. Some have been

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Respecting the Memory of "Us"

When I was younger, the nights were worse than the days.  When I tried to quiet my roiling brain, thoughts of the missing man I loved would poke their snouts into the swirling river of thought commanding my brain.  Every

Posted in loss, love, relationships

How to Date a Women’s Studies Major: Just Don’t

Brittany Hunt @ The Miscellany News has posted a hilarious piece, How to Date a Women’s Studies Major: Just Don’t, about the pitfalls of dating radfems.  While I don’t necessarily agree with with everything in the piece, the serious points she

Posted in feminism, humor, relationships

Girl Dies by Suicide After Rape-Allegation-Related Terror

A fourteen-year-old Michigan girl died by suicide November 8 after schoolmates bullied her due to a rape allegation involving her and an 18-year-old schoolmate. The only things that are truly clear at this point are: Samantha Kelly, 14, had sex with Joseph

Posted in abuse, culture, loss, moms, news, rape, self-esteem

A Dream About a Co-Worker

I had a wonderful dream about a co-worker this morning!  (No, not a sex dream, you wily things!)  The reason the dream was wonderful is because normally, if I dream about co-workers, I dream about beating them up or seeing

Posted in relationships

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