Dispatches from Ladyblogland: DRAMA!

The ladyblogosphere was shaken to its, well, its something, by Hugo Schwyzer’s announcement that he was quitting the internet.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland are Back from Vacay

Thanks to the lovely Sara Habein for helping me while I trotted the globe for two weeks. Let’s see what’s up, shall we?

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Crosspost: Astroturfing: The (Fake) Grass That is not Always Greener

Astroturf is a kind of fake grass that was originally developed by Monsanto. It is also the slang name of a political phenomenon, subject of a very interesting article at The Guardian, These astroturf libertarians are the real threat to internet democracy. Read More Crosspost: Astroturfing: The (Fake) Grass That is not Always Greener

Food on the Table

I don’t know if it is yet another of those weird synchronicities or just the fact that I read similar subjects on a regular basis, but for the past couple of days I have come across the expression “put food on the table“ more often that usual. It is always in the context of discussions about poverty and what “the poor“ (ugh, how I loath the collective dehumanization of “the poor”) struggle with (i.e. “putting food on the table”). Read More Food on the Table