Déclaration de Mission

This blog is named "Cherchez La Femme" in an attempt to claim the term and belie its misogynistic origins and undertones. If taken at face value, which is, in plain English, "seek the woman," the phrase suddenly takes on philosophical implications of soul searching, or, perhaps more precisely, identity searching. So in this blog they will be sought out, women that is. That being said, I fully intend to seek out...

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Girl on Girl Crime

Last week, Time Magazine‘s Belinda Luscombe grasped at why Sarah Palin has been on the receiving end of apparently derisive and vitriolic criticism, namely from women. It’s not because her resume about qualifies her to be the vice president of some holy hair removal company that runs late night infomercials on TBN, but it’s because she’s pretty. The article was called "Why Some Women Hate Sarah...

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Maddow about You

I love Rachel Maddow. I'm so proud of her. Remember when she was on Big Breakfast? Now she's got a national television show. And it's really good. Watch her stick it to Palin:

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Ew, Belgium

Et Septembre, là-haut, Avec son ciel de nacre et d.or voyage, Et suspend sur les prés, les champs et les hameaux Les blocs étincelants de ses plus beaux nuages. -Emile Verhaeren This is an ad for Ché magazine, Belgium's equivalent to Maxim or FHM, presumably. The biggest problem that I have with this ad campaign, besides the fact that the rag has co-opted Ernesto Guevara's beloved nickname, is that...

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Golly-Gee Feminism

I'd like to know exactly what McCain means by "liberal feminist agenda," or if he knows exactly what feminism was and has transformed into. He probably means something close to what Kathleen Parker was getting at when she called feminists a "hirsute, Birkenstock-wearing sisterhood." By suggesting that Palin (a self-proclaimed feminist) is a counter to that sisterhood's agenda implicitly suggests that he...

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