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How ’90s Feminism Manifested Itself in High School English

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It’s Weird What Radicalizes You: Messy Desk Edition

This little behind-the-scenes video of a weight-lifting Fox News reporter bragging about his messy desk (“He has the cluttered desk to prove how busy he is” . . . “Any reporter that has a neat desk isn’t a reporter”) made me instantly, weirdly furious.

Nothing against this objectively hardcore and impressive reporter and his fire-trap desk.

My inner ’90s feminist is just super tired of hearing good writing and reporting equated with being a slob / being an asshole / drinking your feelings / guy’s guydom. Continue reading

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Memo to Glee Writers: Radicalize the Dumb Girl

Glee is super inclusive and all, but there is no radical feminist character yet. I nominate Brittany (no last name; robbed of herstory!), the dumb blonde who has slept with almost everyone in the school. To quote Clueless, this girl is crying out for a makeover. Just a little CR would work wonders. And she would look so cute in classes!

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