I had a quibble with G.D.’s otherwise fantastic weekend round-up. Margaret Cho, who confessed her dirty dreams about a certain Republican vice-presidential nominee, wasn’t being sexist. In fact, if she had left out the last line, it could have been the most solidly feminist thing she could have done. I understand the point, though it’s Read More

by hilzoy at Obsidian Wings. Cross-posted with permission. Geraldine Ferraro wrote a horrible op-ed in the Boston Globe. She says a number of things about the effects of sexism on the Clinton campaign, which I do not propose to consider here. But she also claims that the concerns of Reagan Democrats have not been heard: Read More

By M. Leblanc over at Bitch. Ph.D. Cross-posted with permission. By now, everyone’s already blogged about this horrible op-ed in the Boston Globe by Geraldine Ferraro (see, for example, Jill at Feministe, Ta-Nehisi at Matthew Yglesias, and Megan Carpentier at Jezebel). Most have zeroed in on the most ridiculous sentence in the piece, where she Read More

A while back, I posed a question on a message board: is there a black person more reviled by black people than Clarence Thomas? The overwhelming answer: no. But what surprised me was how much Condi Rice seemed to be challenging Justice Thomas for that dubious title; there’s real contempt there for her — of Read More

Our very smart homies over at edge of the west remind us that 80-some years ago today, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of women’s right to vote. On this day in 1922, the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Leser v. Garnett, ruled that the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Read More

In the storm of even-less-concealed-than-usual animosity that was last night’s CNN Democratic presidential debate, John Edwards seemed determined to play the role of calm, expensively-coiffured port. His tsk-tsking, goody two-shoes though it may have been, reflected what a lot of us were thinking. John Edwards wanted his competitors to stop bickering and start addressing some Read More