You Can Do Better: In Defense of One “Ladyblog”

Sara HabeinOp Ed15 Comments


On Monday, n+1 contributor Molly Fischer wrote an article, “On Ladyblogs,” in which she tried to further articulate her feelings about sites like Jezebel and The Hairpin. In the process, she displays a remarkable aptitude for sweeping generalizations, half-assed research, and reneging on a commitment because the self-imposed assignment no longer felt “relevant.”

Sara HabeinYou Can Do Better: In Defense of One “Ladyblog”

Takedown: Interpreting women

SusanOp Ed6 Comments


Get ready for another two for one, because ridiculous crapdates keep sliding across my news feed in themes. This week’s theme: boys do boy things and girls do girl things, and oh yeah, the things that girls do are manipulative and frivolous. Hooray, gender-based stereotypes that reinforce the patriarchy!

SusanTakedown: Interpreting women

Takedown: Wife Her

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Ugggggh. There are few things that make me grimace like woman-on-woman hate, or something that is clearly designed to pit women against each other. I always wonder about the person who created the picture in the first place – I have a sneaking suspicion they are created by women looking for a boost to their own self-worth based on making other … Read More

SusanTakedown: Wife Her

The Myth of the Tuition Bubble

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It’s all over the place. ABC: “Is College Tuition The Next Bubble?”, The Consumerist: “When Will The College Tuition Bubble Burst?”, Policy Archive: “A Tuition Bubble? Lessons From the Housing Bubble”, The New Republic: “A Radical Solution For America’s Worsening College Tuition Bubble”. You can’t avoid it, and it’s become conventional wisdom. Tuition is rising at unbelievable rates, way faster than … Read More

SusanThe Myth of the Tuition Bubble

Takedown: Divided We Stand

SusanOp Ed22 Comments


This week, two separate crapdates have made their way in front of my eyes, but they are essentially the same. I’ll start with the shorter one:

SusanTakedown: Divided We Stand

Takedown: Won’t Somebody Think of the Privileged?

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I’ve been getting too angry at my computer screen lately, so this week’s takedown is something that made me burst out laughing when I saw it. I mean, sure, it’s still craptastic, and there is a lot to talk about, but – well, you’ll see. It’s funny.

SusanTakedown: Won’t Somebody Think of the Privileged?