Worthwhile Reads: Some Eyebrow Raisers

Marissa Mayer [new CEO of Yahoo] doesn’t particularly care for feminism, on Feministing

And Marissa, it is too bad that feminism has become a negative word. You know what’s also too bad? Your failure to acknowledge that without feminism, you could never have become the CEO of Yahoo.

KANSAS FETUS MEMORIAL TO BE CLASSY, JEW-Y, on Wonkette

Probably all humans should be offended by the “International Pro-Life Memorial and National Life Center” being planned in Wichita, because it ismonstrously tacky, featuring what appears to be the atrium of a mid-90s suburban Radisson glommed onto a brick wall that it is intended to be an “exact replica” of the Western Wall, aka the Wailing Wall, aka the retaining wall to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, where Jews go to pray and stick notes between the stones and such. It seems churlish to point out that the actual Western Wall does not, for instance, have a stair-stepped top, like the one in the picture above. Nor does it face a broad lawn dotted by crosses, each representing a million dead fetuses. But, you know, to each their own.

Marissa Jenae Johnson: Radical Christian, Palin Supporter
The Battle for the Target Toy Aisle
What My Cisgender Children Have Taught Me About Gender Identity
Why Adding a Woman to the $10 Bill Isn't Enough
About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.


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