Nominate your favorite women characters from YA literary fiction (not sci-fi, fantasy, etc.) here! Read More Middlemarch Madness IV: Young Adult Literary Nominations
The first time I saw Brenda Walsh, she was sitting at a breakfast bar, extolling the virtues of California fruit. Her bangs were a smidge too short, her clothes more St. Paul than Beverly Hills. But she seemed happy as she chewed on a twelve-calorie slice of kiwi.
So ladies, Middlemarch Madness is drawing to a close. One week from today we will be tabulating the votes to determine the Supreme Lady of Badassness, she who will wear the coveted Miss Persephone tiara until we do this again next year (if we think our hearts can take it). Read More LTP: 3/25
Welcome back! We’re about to tackle our last poll for the first round, on Monday we’ll begin knocking the final 32 into the Sweet Sixteen. I don’t know about y’all, but I am having so much fun with this I can hardly stand it. Last night’s voting wasn’t even close, in any category, so I’m not sure how many surprises you’ll find after the cut. Read More Middlemarch Madness Voting Day 8: Ones v. Sixteens
We’re all feminists here (right? I didn’t take the wrong exit on the information highway and end up at one of those fauxminist sites again?), even though we may not have been born as such. Some of us didn’t convert to the ways of feminism, womanism, or related and equally valid and kick-ass ““isms until a little later in life. But I’m quite sure that, with hindsight, most of us can identify one or two feminist heroes we idolized while growing up. For me, that hero was Catrijn Willen Claaszoonsdr, more commonly known as Trijn van Leemput(te). Read More Childhood Feminist Heroes
We’re packing up for the night so we can run the vacuum and hide the beer cans before morning. Why, you ask? Our very own Teri’s post on synesthesia is being crossposted on MSNBC’s Body Odd blog first thing tomorrow morning! YAY TERI! *UPDATE* That piece is now going to be running on Tuesday the 16th instead of tomorrow. Read More Wednesday Night Open Thread!
We’re out for tonight, but feel free to hang out in the comments and in the forums (the link is right over there to your right.) Keep your suggestions for Middlemarch Madness coming, Bee and Sara B. are working on a post for Wednesday afternoon that will list all the potential heroines broken down by genre. Read More Goodbye, Monday