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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

another random one on women

A few weeks ago, I was going to write a post on how much bull this New York Times piece on how OMG WOMEN WITH CAREERS AND MONEY CAN'T GET MEN BECAUSE THEY'RE SCA-RY! (which I found through this Feministe article on it) seemed full of, but someone who does this sort of thing for a living has already done an excellent job  of that.
But a small but growing number of feminist commentators—that's me—are increasingly annoyed by made-up trend pieces that are comfortable playing with more than our assumptions about elderly fitness and performance mouthpiece use. These stories make light of our most basic identities as women—they tell us how our civil rights are ruining our interpersonal relationships, how our wombs are interfering with our higher education, and whether our basic body types are currently socially acceptable. Let's conveniently gloss over the supporting figures: Even one inflated female trend piece in the NYT is one too many.

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