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. . . Legal, Liberated and Loving it! (The thoughts of a 30-something, married, Unitarian, dog-loving attorney)



Published: 2007-04-11T11:12:38-04:00

 



STILL HERE, STILL THINKING OF YOU

2007-04-11T11:12:38-04:00

Obviously, it is still taking me some time to work out my blog-life balance. At the moment, I am on vacation in sunny Los Angeles for my annual visit to my grandmother. Last week was torture as I frantically tried...



POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW?

2007-04-02T17:41:45-04:00

People are wont to comment that women hold incredible power by virtue of our sexual desirability to men -- and that somehow we feminists just don't appreciate it or that we want to diminish that power. This is a silly...



FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED

2007-03-30T18:56:23-04:00

OK, I am feeling frivolous and it's Friday afternoon. What better to do than tear down some MSN relationship advice, an art form invented by Amanda Marcotte (the tearing down I mean)? I am not going to do any fisking...



SYMBOLIC FEMINIST GESTURE "MOVES OUR CULTURE CLOSER TO THE PRECIPICE"

2007-03-30T12:28:02-04:00

Feminists are often chastised for placing too much emphasis on questions of symbolism, such as the patriarchal tradition that a woman take her husband's name upon marriage. But apparently ending that tradition is a really big deal, as the headline...



PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY'S VIEW OF MARRIAGE IS IDENTICAL TO DWORKIN'S AND MACKINNON'S

2007-03-30T05:19:44-04:00

Conservative anti-feminists and supporters of Phyllis Schlafly frequently attempt to evoke a horror of modern feminism by quoting radical feminists Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon regarding the nature of traditional marriage, as in this paragraph from Ruth Malhotra's column at...



PICTURE IT. IT'S 1973. YOU ARE A HOUSEWIFE. -- UPDATED

2007-03-28T10:27:22-04:00

Picture it. It's 1973. You are a housewife (not a homemaker, since that term has not yet come into vogue) busy caring for an active two-year old. In the middle of the week, your husband's boss says to your husband,...



LIBERALS FAVOR TEACHING THE BIBLE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL

2007-03-27T09:01:33-04:00

It seems that David van Biema of Time Magazine must read Feministe -- either that or Jill is tapped into the zeitgeist. In any case, his article advocating teaching the Bible in public schools echoes (although does not match precisely)...



FEMINISM ISN'T ABOUT WHAT'S BEST FOR WOMEN

2007-03-26T20:03:44-04:00

Shocked to hear me say that? Don't be. Feminism doesn't guarantee a woman a date, or safety from harm, lifelong happiness, or greater health (although it has always been my opinion that being a feminist improves one's chances at all...



SOME REBELUTION

2007-03-26T08:29:07-04:00

A while back, a female colleague and I interviewed a young businessman who was a witness in a commercial dispute we were handling. We went to his office on a warm summer day, and he was sitting behind his desk...



DISCUSSION THREAD: MOST MISOGYNIST OR FEMINIST MOVIE YOU HAVE EVER SEEN?

2007-03-26T07:33:13-04:00

Annie Hunter suggests that I open some threads up for discussion while I get back on my feet. And in response to my last post on the Wicker Man, Aideen asks: What is the most misogynist movie you have ever...