Monday, June 2, 2014


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1. Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds (posted May 27) "There isn’t a team of writers or a studio audience pulling for us to triumph by 'getting the girl' in the end."

2. ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens (posted May 27)

3. Why You’ll Never Really Get Over Monica And Chandler (posted May 30) So cute.

4. Three Questions for Memorial Day (posted May 23) "We are told soldiers 'sacrificed themselves,' though they were actually sacrificed by politicians who sent them to war."

5. How covering June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown kicked off 'CNN Effect' (posted June 2) Oh my, 25 years ago. (In China, people know about it but we can't talk about it or we might get in trouble.)

6. Two girls died looking for a toilet. This should make us angry, not embarrassed (posted May 31) "Today, 2.5 billion people live without access to a toilet, forcing women to walk to dark and dangerous places to find the privacy they need – those same dark and dangerous places where men wait to attack them."


  1. Good articles-- but that last one made me livid. Why are women and girls losing their lives trying to find a place to pee? Because men are lying in wait to attack them? Well, yes, but that's not the real problem. It's really because there are no public toilets.

    The point seems to be, "Well, we can't do anything about the attackers. It's inevitable that men will lie in wait to attack women. No, the real solution is not teaching boys that they aren't entitled to women's bodies, and it's not cracking down on perpetrators-- it's building better bathrooms."

    That's rape culture illustrated, right there.

  2. Yes- I was thinking about that too. The article didn't mention anything about preventing rape by, you know, getting men to not rape.