Category Archives: Kristen

Woman Up

Guest posted by Kristen Abell.  Originally posted at http://kristendomrules.blogspot.com Recently a couple items in the news have caught my eye, and my thoughts/feelings about these particular items have been such that I wanted to write a little something about them. Pardon my rant. About a week ago, the Kansas City Chiefs released one of their […]

Food Abuse = Rape?

Obesity is one of the most serious health issues in America today. This is what has prompted anti-obesity activist MeMe Roth to crusade for a lighter, thinner population. Unfortunately, her attacks on obesity not only seem poorly aimed, they are downright offensive. In an article by Observer journalist Gaby Wood, Roth says she’s never been […]

Square Butts for Kids?

I don’t know how many of you have seen the new Burger King commercial advertising Spongebob Squarepants kids meals, but after seeing it for the first time the other day, I have to say I’m appalled that Burger King thinks this appropriate marketing – to kids or adults. For a quick view of the whole […]

Taking the Hunt for Rapist to Facebook

One of the things I love about Twitter is the fact that it allows me to stay on top of current events so easily. Like this one: @YouDiligence UK man using Facebook to try to identify fiance’s rapist. http://ydurl.com/6vfp Of course I had to check out this news item. The short blurb before pretty much […]

Moms are Mad!

Brenda sent me these two links a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would post on them, as she knows the whole parenthood dynamic is something about which I’m passionate. http://jezebel.com/5142805/american-moms-overwhelmed–pissed-off http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/mad-at-dad/?hp The short description is that mothers of young children are really angry with their male partners (of course, no mention of […]

Women are Bullies in Workplace

According to a recent study, women account for the majority of the bullying towards other women that takes place in the workplace. Peggy Claus writes about it for the New York Times here:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/jobs/11pre.html?_r=1 To read Jezebel’s commentary on it, check out their post here:http://jezebel.com/5129492/bullied-at-work-chances-are-the-abuser-is-another-woman These include some great thoughts on why women don’t speak up […]

Gender Neutral House

The House has officially made its language gender-neutral: http://www.feministing.com/archives/013010.html And while I’m sure there would be those out there that argue this is a small matter, I urge you to consider what you picture every time someone uses the generic “he” – studies show it isn’t a woman. I’m as giddy as the writers of […]

More Women on the Hill

A great speech by Hillary during her confirmation hearing on the role of women’s issues for the new administration: http://jezebel.com/5130235/hillary-will-not-let-women-obamas-mom-go-unheard I just have to say again that I’m very excited about the promise that this administration seems to have for women, girls, and women’s issues and hoping to have more positive things to write about […]

Bridezillas Take the Big Screen…Oh Yay

If you haven’t heard already, there’s this fabulous new movie that just came out…NOT. Bride Wars features two friends whose wedding is accidently booked for the same day at their dream location; therefore hilarious shenanigans ensue as they fight each other to make it to the altar in their dream wedding. A few commentaries on […]

Support for Men

Apparently a new craze is sweeping the nation: “mantyhose.” Interesting blog post about this relatively new group of products that advertise support for men:http://www.feministing.com/archives/013039.html We though we should blog about this for a couple reasons. First, how often do you get to type “mantyhose”? (That’s twice now for me). Second, how interesting that men are […]