And ladybits will be on billboards at the University of Cincinnati today, thanks to the school’s LGBTQ Alliance and UC Feminists. The art project is called “Re-envisioning the Female Body,” and is a direct response to the UC Students for Life, who have been driving trucks around campus with huge pictures of aborted fetuses on them. Wonkette has a trenchant summary of the situation.
This Week in Thinky
In response to last week’s article about the perils of being a journalist while female, Gawker provided some helpful tips for dudes on how to talk to female journalists. They also linked to the occasionally jaw-dropping Said to Lady Journos tumblr. The Lady Journos tumblr, in turn, linked to this Columbia Journalism Review piece on dealing with harassment and sexism. It’s geared toward journalists, but there’s some good all-around advice.
Melissa Harris-Perry asked if she could get a side of context with that Harlem Shake.
And even though we JUST HAD an election, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R – Kentucky) and the GOP are awfully nervous about the challenge McConnell might get from actress Ashley Judd. So noted trashbasket The Daily Caller tried to undercut her run by essentially saying “We Saw Your Boobs.” Charming. (No, that link is not to the Caller. Please.)
This Week in Progress
Hell, yeah Carly Rae Jepsen. She (and Train) dropped out of headlining the national Boy Scout Jamboree because they won’t let gays in. Call her maybe when you stand up for tolerance, Scout leadership.
Only 6 of President Obama’s 35 judicial nominees are straight white men. Now if he can just get one of them confirmed.
*Including my third-grade reading teacher, who gave me an “unsatisfactory” for insisting on pronouncing it correctly in spite of her trying to get me to say it the wrong way, and who wins that argument NOW, Mrs. Name Withheld?!