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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The World Needs Another Feminist Blog

posted by on October 28 at 11:00 AM

Elizabeth Spiers, the O.G. (Original Gawker), is going to start an online feminist magazine that will probably have a bit of a Gawkerish spin to it. This is, of course, an original idea.

The most worrisome thing about all this? Spiers describes her vision as “Maxim for women.” Let me be the first to say: GROSS!

Speaking of feminism: there’s apparently a little online kerfluffle about this poster:


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Those girls aren't attractive. They look like west virginians.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 28, 2008 11:20 AM

This is the post-feminist age. Women are empowered to be just as insensitive, boorish and piggish as pre-feminist men.

Posted by inkweary | October 28, 2008 11:25 AM

The world needs another feminist blog like the world needs more women in the workplace.

Posted by It's on. | October 28, 2008 11:26 AM

Seeing as how it is a direct copy of the Girls Say YES to Boys who Say NO poster against the draft, (from the fonts down to the small text at the bottom to the way the girls are crossing their legs/ankles), I don't see how there is a kerfluffle about this at all.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 28, 2008 11:29 AM

Jezebel is already Maxim for women, except occasionally not as stupid. It's not a feminist web site. It has an audience of young savvy left women who go for the pictures of celebrities and their babies and to talk about their sex lives. That's feminism?

Posted by daniel | October 28, 2008 11:37 AM

Thank you, Julie, for the historical context.

As for the "Maxim for women" thing: I, for one, wouldn't mind a little mancandy every now and then. I'm a married woman, for Pete's sake, and I gotta take what I can get. I just hope they don't get all hipster-y and have droopy guys in skinny jeans and saggy tighty-whities posing as mancandy. Bleh.

Posted by TVDinner | October 28, 2008 11:38 AM

What a horrible, worthless blog @3. It doesn't look like anyone actually reads it.

Posted by Mikki | October 28, 2008 11:41 AM

Speaking of feminism, KZOK sent me this concert calendar that has a date for Zepparella, an all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band playing at the Tractor.

I could be the greatest thing ever...

Posted by John Bailo | October 28, 2008 11:53 AM

This is one of those rare occassions when JB is correct.

The rest of the time he's insane.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 28, 2008 12:16 PM

The original 1960's poster is a really great photo, and a well designed poster. This one had very little though put into the creation if it. It loses a lot of power because of that.

Posted by Dougsf | October 28, 2008 12:36 PM

I always thought that Elizabeth Spiers was over rated. This proves it.

Posted by Tina | October 28, 2008 7:31 PM

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