Posts Tagged: Barbara Ehrenreich

The Killer Crush: The Horror Of Teen Girls, From Columbiners To Beliebers


In eighth grade, Mary liked Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily liked Paul McCartney, and I liked Gavin Rossdale. We probably didn't say liked, though, or even loved. We were obsessed, we were crazy, we swooned, we fantasized. We liked the mall, and love was a word for grandmothers on the telephone: they loved us, they hoped to see us soon. The feelings we had were much more gigantic and upsetting. Crush was good. It implied force, and pain, and the possibility that we might not make it out the other side intact.

At the time, I was pretty sure I had every picture of Gavin Rossdale ever published taped [...]


Are Animals Organizing Against Us? Definitely!

"There is, for example, the case of Tatiana, a four-and-a-half year old Siberian tiger in the San Francisco zoo who in 2007 scaled the twelve-foot high wall of her enclosure to attack three teenagers who had been annoying her by shouting obscenities, waving their arms and possibly throwing things at her. After she ripped one of them to pieces, the other two ran away, with Tatiana in hot pursuit…. [And then there is] John Vaillant’s highly entertaining The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, in which a wild Siberian tiger stalks and eats a human poacher who had been catching tiger cubs for their skins and eating [...]


"What we don't need, no matter how pretty and pink, is a ladies' auxiliary to the cancer-industrial complex."

I'm not 100% on board with this Barbara Ehrenreich piece-I don't know that I'd characterize the feminist response to the Stupak amendment as "muted" exactly-but she makes some excellent points about the troubling issues surrounding women's health and the treatment of illness. Have a read.