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Mark Your Calendars: March 23 at 2:30pm

Image courtesy of Miss Representation The Fembot Collective and CSWS are hosting a screening of the documentary, Miss Representation on March 23rd at 2:30pm in Lillis 282! If you can’t be there in body, join us on Twitter under the #msrep hashtag.   The film, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, is: “Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a…

Feminist Oscar Party Commentary

[liveblog] Commentary provided by Racquel Gates, Assistant Professor at the College of Staten Island, and Kristen Warner, Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama. February 26, 2012. Photo courtesy of David Ortmann; edited by Steve Bullock  

It’s intersectionality week in the news…

And by intersectionality, I of course me an absolute ignorance as to how to report in a way that doesn’t reproduce racialized versions of gender oppression. Whitney got it first, but here’s an awesome journalist giving the news what for on that one. The only thing that would have made this article more interesting would have been an engagement with the…

Meet Peta Lindsay

I’m already frustrated with the current U.S. Presidential campaigns. The candidates and their press teams are boring and predictable, full of offensive statements and positions, and not really able to convince me that we’re living in the same moment or country. Enter Peta Lindsay, the Party for Socialism and Liberation’s Presidential Nominee. I’m too cynical to be hopeful about her…

Buffy’s Choice

Hurrah for the continued political life of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is taking on the issue of abortion at a point in time when Planned Parenthood is under attack by US conservatives. If you’re interested in the history and nature of this attack, check out Jill Lepore’s article in The New Yorker last November.

Talking Back to PETA

If you haven’t seen PETA’s latest piece of misogynistic video, you should.  I posted the video link and PETA contact information on my blog, but as you’ll see from the first comment, PETA is sending an auto-reply that justifies their use of “racy” content to draw attention to the plight of animals. Worse still, they argue that because women who…

Fembot & CSWS Host Feminist Oscar Party @ UO, Feb. 26

Click here to follow along with the liveblog! CSWS and the Fembot Collective are screening the 84th Annual Academy Awards! Join us on Sunday, February 26th in the EMU Fishbowl, where we will watch the red carpet entrances and commentary starting at 3pm and the awards show beginning at 4pm on large flatscreen TVs. Racquel Gates (Assistant Professor at the College of Staten Island) and…

Fembot Facelift (slight tummy tuck too)

Hi all, Bryce here- your new webmistress. As you’ll see, the design of the site has been drastically altered, featuring more dynamic content and easier mobility. The site will really come to life as we add more content to Laundry Day, Professional Potpourri, Femblog, and our visual experiments (name TBA). I’m happy to announce, also, that we have both a…