Dispatches from Ladyblogland

None of these articles are April Fool’s pranks.*

Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to have to pay for health insurance that covers certain forms of birth control and the women of SCOTUS weren’t having it.

Sotomayor asked, “Is your claim limited to sensitive materials like contraceptives, or does it include items like blood transfusion, vaccines? For some religions, products made of pork? Is any claim under your theory that has a religious basis, could an employer preclude the use of those items as well?” 

The New Yorker

LA Magazine has an interesting in-depth look at Hugo Schwyzer.

If not for a shift in the relationship between American feminism and media, Hugo Schwyzer might have remained a little-known academic. His rise was fueled largely by Web sites geared to young women who embraced what you might call a sexier brand of empowerment. By 2007, a vibrant feminist presence was emerging online, with Web sites like Feministing, Feministe, and Jezebel generating millions of hits. 

Los Angeles Magazine

You must read this interview with Anita Hill.

In 1991, when the young law professor, Anita Hill, testified that her former boss and then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her, the right wing threw ”virtually every derogatory and often contradictory allegation” in her direction. That’s according to David Brock, the man who later regretted his crusade to publicly portray Hill as ”a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty.”

The Grio

If you spent any time on Tumblr this week, you probably saw some reblogs of the Australian Snickers ad campaign that essentially claims that the solution to street harassment is to starve men. Stop Street Harassment

The patriarchy is dead! Long live the patriarchy. Feministing

What did you read this week?

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[E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

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