Round up

// 25 July 2008

John Kerry said “tar baby” on US TV – what the fuck?!

Two female lawyers in the US were fired after kissing at a work function – Jezebel has more.

Lisa dissects the argument that transgender people reify gender.

How would you feel if you woke up from back surgery to find the doctor had put a temporary tattoo on you, below the line of your underwear, no less. Women’s Health News has the details – apparently surgeon Steven Kirshner does not deny the complaint, but his lawyer says it is “offensive” because it implies he was trying to be “prurient”.

Ophelia at Feminocracy pulls a patent out of the archives – for a “vulvar deodorant system”. I’m not even going to attempt to describe this one.

Pregnant Drug Dealing Prostitutes considers the body police.

Wow. The story of Saint Agatha.

Check out Tokyomango for this story about two Japanese women influential in the futurist movement – Yayoi Kusama and Mariko Mori – and this mini-review of a film which tackles coming out (and not coming out) in Japan.

So, Joss Whedon’s new online musical superhero soapopera, Dr Horrible. Bit dissapointing on gender.

Apparently (well, according to the NYT) the latest trend for some women getting married is to ask their bridesmaids, mothers, mothers-in-law – hell any woman that’s planning to show her face, I guess – to get cosmetic surgery before the big day:

But for every accommodating pal, there’s another who feels going under the knife is beyond the duty of bridesmaid. Becky Lee, 39, a Manhattan photographer, declined when a friend asked her — and five other attendants — to have their breasts enhanced. “We’re all Asian and didn’t have a whole lot of cleavage, and she found a doctor in L.A. who was willing to do four for the price of two,” said Ms. Lee, who wore a push-up bra instead.

Just… where to even begin?!

Wife gets tougher sentence and tougher media coverage in the case of the bloke who pretended to die in a canoe accident, in order to collect the insurance – Travelling Punk has more.

Comments From You

Alicia // Posted 27 July 2008 at 10:07 pm

I was in Spain at Easter, and in the chapel of the castle in Segovia is an altarpiece with a bunch of saints on it. I was trying to identify the one with the floating plate of blancmange behind her, when I realised that it was in fact a breast, and the other one she was holding out by the nipple. The way it was drawn was somehow so prurient – and coupled with the picture of St James trampling the Moors, made me very uncomfortable!

queen emily // Posted 30 July 2008 at 4:32 am

Lisa didn’t do that post on reifying gender, I did. Guest blogger innit.

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