Last spring, Annie gave my friends and me the chance to complete an experimental assignment. Here are the results.
A zine inspired by a conversation I had with Peter about a potential children’s book about our friends’ first times doing things.
(I love zines and I understand that part of their appeal is their tangible, offline nature—but whatever. Behold the ezine.)
This is the blog of my very excellent friend Miriam who makes her own ice cream. I hope your mouth waters. She’s fed me much of her ice cream when we were at school together (earl grey and brownie mint were my favorites). As much as I miss being one of her regular taste-testers, I miss Mirm herself even more! She’s a great blogger and an even better pal.
My relationship status with my alma mater? It’s complicated.
I’m grateful to have gone to Wes for all the opportunities it afforded me (insert student loan joke here), but at its core, its administration makes decisions and set policy like the neoliberal institution it is. Are higher education and social justice even compatible?
This is a great addendum to traditional film ratings and it has the potential to alter how films can now be received and critiqued. Think of how few females are hired in movies because of their lack of representation! Think of the lack of variety in representation! And think of how lowthe standards of this test actually are. Yikes.
Fun fact: I saw the brilliant Allison Bechdel read at Wesleyan last fall and she spoke about the Bechdel test. She didn’t come up with the idea. A friend of hers did, and she then used the idea in a Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip.
Originally I wrote this for Unlocked and now I’m thrilled it’s on The Feminist Wire!
Most of what I remember about what I read in women’s magazines is mind-numbing and makes me feel inadequate based on my appearance. But men’s magazines do the same. Like Molly Fisher points out in her work about LadyBlogs, perhaps women’s mags, too, are known for their particular tone and short bursts of sass, advice, or content—meaning that they might publish shorter features than men’s mags. Certainly they’re each selling distinct personalities and lifestyles, emphasizing roles for each gender, placing significance on what specifically men versus women should care about. But all of this says more about difference in content than difference in quality. Is this the sexist bias at it again?