January 25th, 2004


альтернет продолжает радовать

обзор книг, исследующих современные стереотипы о женщинах.
Stereotypes and Archetypes

By Deborah Siegel, The Progressive
January 23, 2004
Reviewed: The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined Women by Susan J. Douglas and Meredith W. Michaels. Free Press. 352 pages. $26.

Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerrilla Girls' Illustrated Guide to Female Stereotypes by the Guerrilla Girls. Penguin Books. 96 pages. $20.

Differentiating between stereotype ("a box, usually too small, that a girl gets jammed into") and archetype ("a pedestal, usually too high, that she gets lifted up onto"), the authors breeze through scores of both, including those that grow out of religious contexts, those rooted in "real" life, those invented to sell products.

статья про закон по абортам
Remembering Roe
By Joanne Mariner, FindLaw.com
Even though, as the Supreme Court said in 1992, "an entire generation has come of age free to assume Roe's concept of liberty," the right to a safe and legal abortion remains under threat.

No longer focused solely on fetal rights, the anti-abortion lobby now professes concern for "post-abortion victims" – that is, women who have undergone abortions.

про программу способствования бракам среди бедных:
Who Wants to Marry a Marriage Initiative?
By Traci Hukill, AlterNet
The Bush administration's $1.5 billion drive to promote marriage among poor people is being received with joy on the religious right as a sign that George W. Bush is still their man. But the news is meeting a cooler reception everywhere else on the political spectrum. To most on the left and even some on the right, the marriage initiative sounds now just like it did when it emerged three years ago as a component of a new Republican welfare system: patronizing and wrongheaded.

Nevertheless, progressives and libertarians alike see nightmarish figures when they look at the marriage initiative: Big Brother, the Bourgeois Moralizer, the Great Society-Attacker, the Stingy Darwinian Social Engineer, the Politically Pandering Money-Waster and the Crusader for the Inappropriate Introduction of Religion into State Affairs.

фильм, сянтый в Афганистане, про проблемы женщин

Girlhood Interrupted
By Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
January 21, 2004
With her father killed in "the Kabul war," and her uncle in "the Russian war," responsibility for supporting the family will soon fall to the girl. When her mother loses her temporary employment as a nurse (her elderly patient dies), the girl must cut her hair and pretend to be a boy named Osama in order to support not only her mother, but also her grandmother (Hamida Refah). Touchingly, Osama keeps one of her braids, planting it in a flowerpot she keeps by her bed.