September 2010

Follow the Money: The Glossy Mailer Rule

22 September, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’ve referenced this in the past, but given that the general election is coming up, I thought I would dedicate a whole post to talking about the glossy mailer rule. For long-time readers, this may be kind of a deja vu post, for which I ...

Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Typewriter

20 September, 2010 // 0 Comments

If there’s one thing in this world I unilaterally hate, it’s book banning. And yet, book banning also speaks to the immense power the written word has; that a book can be so threatening that people think it needs to be banned says a lot ...

Separate But Equal Is Still Unequal

17 September, 2010 // 0 Comments

The dust is settling on the recent ruling in a California court that Proposition 8 was indeed unconstitutional. Clearly, it’s going to be appealed and this argument, whether people of the same gender should be allowed to marry, is not over. ...

Sexism in Journalism: Beset From All Sides

15 September, 2010 // 0 Comments

This seems to be the week for encountering stories about sexism against women working in journalism. It’s not that this is a new problem; I can look through any number of archives to find more things than I know what to do with talking about ...

Pushback, Prejudice, and Ignorance

14 September, 2010 // 0 Comments

There’s something I have been mulling over since Tasha Fierce wrote ‘But You Have Such A Pretty Face‘ in response to the pushback she was getting at Bitch Magazine. Before I delve into what I’ve been mulling over, a brief ...
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