Chloe Caldwell writes in such an honest way that Women reads like a journal entry. In fact, I confess to mistaking the novella for memoir at first, having read Caldwell’s other work. However one categorizes it, it’s a compelling story about complicated, obsessive love.
I am all too familiar with the sense of competition that can arise among Asian women. One of my favorite Filipina studies/feminist theorists, Dr. Allyson Goce Tintiangco-Cubales, describes this competition between Asian women (Filipinas specifically within her writing) as the “Mall of Downness,” a belief that Asian women have an inherent sense of competition against […]
The Male And His Words
Bromance. Man-purse. Moobs. Mandals. The Male Kitchen. Or to take a crude turn: mangina or boy-pussy. Why do men, who already put their stamp on 98% of society, need their own version of certain words?
Saturday, March 8 marked International Women’s Day with the theme “Inspiring Change.”
Kick Rocks, Woman Shamers
Oh, good. This guy again. I think Matt Walsh imagines himself as some sort of caped, high-booted defender of women when he’s just another woman-shaming promoter of “traditional” feminine roles.
Welcome back, Persephoneers! This week’s classic movie pick is a sort of follow-up to some of the discussion sparked by the Miss Representation documentary. Imitation of Life, made in 1959, stars Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, and John Gavin. The film is based on the 1933 novel by Fannie Hurst and was […]
With the news of England’s women winning the Ashes, it’s a good time for the women’s game. The teams will play a return series in the winter, where, with a bit of effort on behalf of the cricket boards, their games could draw bigger audiences and increased reporting.
Sneaky Sexism Can Go Away
What? What’s that? Oh, what, you are sniffing sexism but you can’t prove it? You’re working in sneaky sexism land.
African women have been in the news a lot lately, whether it be women succeeding in various fields or a call for better education and protections for women. It seems only fitting to focus on these various stories for this week’s article. More details after the jump.
News in Africa: 01/24/2013
Happy Thursday, fellow Persephoneers, and this means another round of news from Africa! After the jump, I’ve got updates on the conflict in Mali, AU decisions, and women’s rights. I’ve also discovered an enterprising entrepreneur, and of course, there is a bit about the Africa Cup of Nations. Let’s jump right in!
News in Africa: 01/17/2013
I’m back with more news from Africa. We have lots to talk about in the news, so why don’t we jump right in?
Depending on how much you know about African geography, you may or may not know about the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC) – not to be confused with the Republic of the Congo. If the DRC doesn’t sound familiar, maybe it’s because you learned about it as Zaire (under former “president” Mobutu). So, […]
Takedown: Thank you, Ann Romney
There has been a lot going around the internet these past few weeks regarding the conventions. I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to most of it, because I think that the conventions are little more than unpaid advertisements for either side and while the speeches can be inspiring, there isn’t much new. This […]
Where, oh where, have the womenfolk gone? I may have been spoiled last presidential election, but the 2012 campaign season has been so dudely I can hardly stand it.
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.”