Sunday, August 15, 2010

Suggested Sunday reading (8/15/10)

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The comic strip "Cathy," which started in 1976, is ending in October. There's a lot of love and hate for this comic. I remember reading it as a kid and enjoying it, but I haven't paid much attention to it since then. I like Broadsheet's article, "Goodbye, Cathy, feminist trailblazer." Also check out Jezebel's "How Cathy Predicted The Downfall Of Human Civilization." And has a roundup of what some people have to say about Cathy.

In other news:

  • Washington Post: "FDA approves ella as 5-day-after emergency contraceptive." This is really good news.
  • Think Progress: "Anti-Choice Group Says Its 'Prayers' Have Been Answered When Abortion Clinic Closes Due To Doctor’s Leukemia." Oh the hypocrisy. It hurts.
  • "Trafficked, Abused Maids in Kuwait Seek Legal Protection."
  • Los Angeles Times: "Some girls' puberty age still falling, study suggests."
  • Hello Ladies: "Have You Heard Women Make Bad Bosses?"
  • Ms. blog: "Oh SNAP! Reduced Food Stamps Are a Feminist Issue."
  • Associated Press: "First woman to head major US intelligence agency." Congrats to her!
  • The Consumerist: "Craiglist CEO Responds To Allegations The Site Is A Hub For Child Prostitution." Also check out this article on that site: "Xbox Assumes Women Contacting Them Must Be Doing It For Their 'Sons.'"
  • Broadsheet: "The great (gay) surname debate."
  • AFP: "Abortion ban leading to crisis in Philippines — rights group."
  • SAFER Blog: "Beyond the Campus: Weeks 18 & 19."
  • Colorlines: "Single Women Fend for Themselves in Recession."
  • Ms. blog: "Happy 150th Birthday, Annie Oakley!"
  • Ms. blog: "For Latinas, A Fine Line Between Reproductive Justice and Eugenics." Read this.
  • WCF Courier: "Wisconsin Diocese offers birth control insurance, but warns employees not to use it." As in they'll get fired if they do.
  • ABC: "Botox: New Trend for Teenage Girls." Umm, what??
  • Broadsheet: "Putting the 'men' in menstruation: A Japanese machine introduces males to the pain and inconvenience of periods."
  • Los Angeles Times: "French look askance at topless beachgoers." In other words, they don't want to see "old" breasts.
  • Women's Eye on Media: "Ke$ha Appropriates Native Culture Again." Just stop, please.

1 comment:

Heather Freeman said...

Presuming that it's not too gauche to link to myself, here's another post in Cathy's defense:

I'm rather peeved at the many feminists cheering her demise without consideration of what she meant in the context of her time.


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