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Mark Your Calendars: March 23 at 2:30pm

February 29, 2012 – 1:32 pm |

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 …

Feminist Oscar Party Commentary

February 25, 2012 – 1:16 pm | 4 Comments

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

Something Worth Celebrating in The Help

February 25, 2012 – 10:08 am |

Around here, you’ll find few fans of The Help, but this Colorlines article “Domestic Workers Use Oscar Buzz Around ‘The Help’ to Create Change” softens me toward it a little.

It’s intersectionality week in the news…

February 19, 2012 – 4:40 pm | One Comment
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 …

Meet Peta Lindsay

February 17, 2012 – 2:34 pm |

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 …

Buffy’s Choice

February 16, 2012 – 6:40 am |
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 …

Talking Back to PETA

February 15, 2012 – 1:10 pm |

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 …

Open Science Revolution? Srsly?

February 15, 2012 – 6:16 am |
Open Science Revolution? Srsly?

Check out this article on how peer review is being rethought in the sciences. It helpfully summarizes some of the issues we’re thinking about with Ada.

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

February 8, 2012 – 4:54 pm |

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 …

Fembot Facelift (slight tummy tuck too)

February 5, 2012 – 12:10 am |

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 …

Academy Awards Party, February 26th!

February 4, 2012 – 12:19 pm |

Check out our liveblogging of the Academy Awards right here- or come join us in the fishbowl at the University of Oregon!