Filtered By - Feminism

  • National Post Man-hating nonsense Wednesday January 27th, 2010
    A feminist icon, "thealogist" Mary Daly died Jan. 3 at the age of 81. Almost unknown outside the academy, Daly was a militant influence on feminist approaches to religion. If her name is faintly familiar, you're likely recalling a brief late-'90s media surge around a lawsuit against Jesuit-run Boston College, Daly's longtime academic home, initiated by a male ...
  • National Post Mile-high morality Wednesday January 6th, 2010
    Up in the Air is the Rom Com (romantic comedy) of the year. Most critics love it. It's hugely entertaining, but the surprise ending (spoiler alert!) sends a jarring message no reviewer (to my knowledge) has mentioned. The film is based on Walter Kirn's eponymous 2001 novel about Ryan Bingham, a man who fires people for a living. Ryan spends most of his time on airplanes, tr...
  • National Post The end of the gender wars Wednesday December 30th, 2009
    The notion that female victimhood is more tragic than male victimhood has long been widely accepted. But those days are over Christinne Muschi, Reuters Something odd occurred in the two days following the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre earlier this month. Commentaries by both Margaret Wente of The Globe and Mail and Jonathan Kay of the Post were sharply critica...
  • National Post Burka Barbie Wednesday December 2nd, 2009
    In the process of conveying a general idea or a cue to an emotional response, we often seek instinctive recourse in a linguistic device called antonomasia. We'll substitute an antonomastic placeholder like "Solomon" for a wise person or "Hitler" for an evil one, "Pearl Harbor" for an ineluctable casus belli, and so forth. The words "Barbie dol...
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