Archive for November, 2006

No Secretary Left Behind

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

I’m sorry, but I got a huge kick out of watching Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings get trounced up, down, backwards and forwards on Celebrity Jeopardy! yesterday by the actor Michael McKean. (I’ll refrain from Hollywood vs. Bush administration jokes.) McKean ended the game with the highest total of any of the celebrity contestants so […]

Rebecca Traister gets it wrong … again

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Salon‘s Rebecca Traister is quickly becoming someone I actively despise. That’s a short list that you really don’t want to be on. I can’t refrain from commenting again on how wrong she is, time after time. Today’s ridiculous Traister tantrum is that telling young professional women, specifically doctors, not to bare their midriffs or wear […]

You need to be watching: Studio 60

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Up until this past week, I was a supporter of Studio 60, but not heavily invested. The show has some problems, which both Heather Havrilesky and Slate have dissected well, but I was sticking with it, mostly out of residual West Wing loyalty to Aaron Sorkin. After this past Monday’s episode, though — which is […]

Ever get that “not so feminist” feeling?

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

I’m getting tired of feeling like I’m not enough of a feminist. I’m sure those who know me think that I’m plenty feminist enough, but my Feminist Theory course last spring, for example, made me realize that I don’t fit current models of feminism. Because I don’t accept the premise that lesbian sex is the […]