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Simone de Beauvoir’s Got Your Number, Slim

April 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Blogroll, Blogs, Culture, Feminism, Internet, Media, Politics

Jessica Valenti of Feministing had a nice piece in The Guardian on Friday, mulling over the state of online misogyny in the wake of the Kathy Sierra incident. And of course she touches on Ann Althouse’s nasty attack on her for the unspeakable crime of having a figure.

If it’s any consolation, one side effect of that particular mud volley, surely unintended by Ms. Althouse, is that it won Feministing some new fans — including myself. Pretty much any time I see Ann Althouse’s name I think, “Hey, I should go read Feministing.” It’s sort of like the “Hi, Bob” game only with a smart and funny feminist blog instead of Suzanne Pleshette and butterscotch schnapps.

Here’s an older Feministing post on the “Quiverfull” movement, as profiled in The Nation. Warning: the top graphic on this post made me spit out my pu-erh tea. Good thing I have a back-up keyboard.

Bonus: the Althouse controversy framed in terms of the best angry kitty video ever.


One Comment so far ↓

  • Aaron

    Who the hell is Ann Althouse, anyway? She reads like a very poor, pale reproduction of Ann Coulter. Have they ever been photographed together?