Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Rick Perry in Dallas late last year.

Let’s see if I remember how to do this.

About andrea grimes

Andrea is a journalist living in Austin, TX. She has a master's degree in anthropology and did her thesis work on gender and stand-up comedy. Seriously. Also, she has a bunch of cats. Three of them. Is three a bunch? Discuss.
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2 Responses to Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

  1. Not local, and maybe not the place to post this comment, but it is a recent read: “Ladies, We Have a Problem” by Rebecca Traister, in the NYT Magazine. I won’t weigh in on the unease with SlutWalk that she outlines in the few ‘graphs (as she seems to come around by the end of the piece), but at least one of her points bears repeating: whenever a woman comes forth with a story of rape or sexual assault, you can be sure character assassination ensues. The writer, Rebecca Traister, focuses on other women who participated in the take-downs — in order, that is, to look at critiques from within feminism. (It will be of comfort to some at this blog to see a nod in her piece to the NY Times’ own prejudices in its reporting of the DSK case.) And her takeaway, expressed in the penultimate ‘graph, is particularly relevant, as we, particularly those of us on the left, can never be satisfied with the rate of social progress, which is at best incremental. I don’t know, food for thought anyway.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/magazine/clumsy-young-feminists.html?_r=1&ref=magazine

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