Below is a bunch of reader commentary of the Dish’s recent coverage of gender-based debates like gamergate, catcalling, affirmative consent, and others. A dissenter gets the last word on #shirtstorm: You have a tendency to hate Internet mobs even when they’re right. Matt Taylor’s shirt was staggeringly inappropriate for a professional workplace, particularly when he’s … Continue reading My “Scorn Of Feminism” Ctd
.@Cosmopolitan is endorsing candidates for the first time this year. Here's how we decided which candidates to back: http://t.co/da4L0uusKt — Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) September 8, 2014 Elizabeth Nolan Brown praises Cosmopolitan for addressing the midterm elections, but wishes they’d take a less partisan approach: There’s nothing wrong with publications leaning one way or the other politically, … Continue reading Cosmopolitan-ism
According to @RollingStone cover, John Hancock signed the US Constitution… #Merica #History pic.twitter.com/BdwsAned7f — Lori (@LoriGGFilmz) April 10, 2014 Jill Filipovic suggests that the Rolling Stone gaffe that has fact-checkers around the world snickering shows just how much magazine covers still matter: Some of us still buy print magazines, but ever more of us are reading the articles … Continue reading When The Cover Is The Story
On New Year’s Eve, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a temporary injunction (NYT) preventing the government from enforcing the ACA’s contraception requirement on a Denver nursing facility run by an order of nuns, as well as several other non-profits covered by the same Catholic insurer. The nuns argue that even signing-up for an exemption from the mandate … Continue reading Nuns vs Obamacare
Below are our posts compiling readers’ thoughts regarding the practice of women (or couples) changing their names when they get married. Mar 8, 2013 @ 9:34am Jill Filipovic makes the case for women keeping their surnames after marriage: Your name is your identity. The term for you is what situates you in the world. The … Continue reading Why Take His Name?
Readers continue the recent thread sparked by Jill Filipovic: One of the most common complaints I hear from women who don’t want to change their name is the fear that their family name will “die out,” and I’ve heard the reverse from men as well. So I think the default last name of a newly … Continue reading Why Take His Name? Ctd
A reader rebuts Filipovic: How is my father’s surname more my identity than my husband’s surname? Both, if you want to get all feminist about it, highlight the fact that females are “owned” by the males to whom they are born or wed, right? I am more than a name and I’ve had a lot of … Continue reading Why Take His Name? Ctd
Friday on the Dish, Andrew accepted Bill Clinton’s DOMA stance without absolving him of past actions, gawked at the contortions to which Catholics would go to oppose gay rights, and remained hopeful at the chance of a Grand Bargain. He looked into the online media abyss with Michael Wolf and gave us a “talking-heads-up” for Sunday. In politics, we cautiously cheered the recent jobs report, … Continue reading The Weekly Wrap
Jill Filipovic makes the case for women keeping their surnames after marriage: Your name is your identity. The term for you is what situates you in the world. The cultural assumption that women will change their names upon marriage – the assumption that we’ll even think about it, and be in a position where we … Continue reading Why Take His Name?
Friday on the Dish, Andrew underlined the concessions of Krauthammer and Douthat that Obama has indeed matched Reagan in historical significance, whilegranting Bhaskar Sunkara that the Marxist Left is making a comeback (and it’s the GOP’s fault). He paused to recognize the British government’s bill legalizing gay marriage and actually shared Michael Moore’s view on Zero Dark Thirty as art. Also, Andrew pulled back the curtain a bit to … Continue reading The Weekly Wrap