Comments on: Thursday roundup: “postfeminism” and bad reputations edition http://www.historiann.com/2010/09/23/thursday-roundup-postfeminism-and-bad-reputations-edition/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:51:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Digger http://www.historiann.com/2010/09/23/thursday-roundup-postfeminism-and-bad-reputations-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-717755 Sun, 26 Sep 2010 01:47:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12557#comment-717755 I love that the vid is an epic F-You to the music industry. I’m not surprised that Feminism is considered a liability in the kitchen; isn’t it considered a liability just about anywhere, except among other feminists? Silencing sucks … don’t make waves, don’t rock the boat, don’t make things harder on yourself than they need to be… (the “for your own good” argument is one of my faves).

Funny, a friend and I were -just- discussing this evening, watching one of the competition shows on Food Network, that the women chefs generally get more harshly critiqued.

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2010/09/23/thursday-roundup-postfeminism-and-bad-reputations-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-717194 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 22:35:49 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12557#comment-717194 Joan Jette kickes fucken asse!

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By: Emma Campion http://www.historiann.com/2010/09/23/thursday-roundup-postfeminism-and-bad-reputations-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-717110 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 17:07:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12557#comment-717110 Thanks for all the inspiration (and Joan Jett, YES!) as I sit down to work on a talk I’m giving next month on reconsidering the reputations of 14th century women who’ve been given a bad rap.

I’m particularly taken by the comments from Chef Ginny W.

Happened on your blog via a google search for “history reputations”. I’ll be back.

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By: Kathie http://www.historiann.com/2010/09/23/thursday-roundup-postfeminism-and-bad-reputations-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-717092 Fri, 24 Sep 2010 16:35:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12557#comment-717092 Thanks for Joan Jett, great way to start a Friday!

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/09/23/thursday-roundup-postfeminism-and-bad-reputations-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-716587 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 17:21:20 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12557#comment-716587 I agree–Kelly’s framing is wrong there. Of course the gendering of caregiving–unpaid or underpaid labor–is all about sex bias. But, she’s got some crunchy data points to consider in the longer article, and she promised to write more about this on the blog.

And, thanks for the link to the Lyons piece at Salon, which illustrates once again that “the left” is just as sexist and demeaning of women as the right. And, really Salon? Did you have to imply that attractive women politicians are a tasty snack, “crumpets?” HA-ha. I get it. Rhymes with strumpets! Where does he get the intel that there are no male Republican extremists who get air time? What about Newt Gingrich, Ralph Reed, Pat Buchanan, Mike Huckabee, Dick Armey, etc. etc. etc.???

Like I said back in the fall of 2008, blaming Sarah Palin for the previous 8 years of malfeasance might feel good, but it lets the real miscreants off the hook too easily. Look–over there! Christine O’Donnell said she dabbled in witchcraft?

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By: Perpetua http://www.historiann.com/2010/09/23/thursday-roundup-postfeminism-and-bad-reputations-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-716582 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 16:51:49 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=12557#comment-716582 “Less about sexism and more about caregiving” !?! I’m sorry, but how is the current structure of caregiving in our society that is shunted off onto women and the refusal of businesses to offer flexible schedules so that all caregivers can achieve a successful and profitable balance, NOT sexism? I know what she’s trying to say, but *still*.

There’s a good but brief review of Big Girls Don’t Cry on feministing too. Maybe we should have a book-club discussion of it? (Not that I can imagine having time to read an actual book – I’m too busy CAREGIVING and insisting on being underpaid for it.)

And the (relevant) news title today that made me swallow my tongue: http://www.salon.com/news/tea_parties/index.html?story=/opinion/feature/2010/09/22/gene_lyons_tea_party. Yes the subtitle of that article really is: “Everybody knows some poor fool who married a woman like Christine O’Donnell or Michele Bachmann.” Holy sh&t. There is some interesting political analysis buried somewhere in the article, but it’s hard to get there.

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