Saturday, October 6, 2007

Welcome East, Bitch!

The ladies of Bitch magazine are currently touring the East Coast...I'm off to a welcome party. Meanwhile, on the topic of feminist responses to pop culture (which is what Bitch does so well), I was thrilled to read Faludi's deconstruction of the opt-out media frenzy, from Sylvia Ann Hewlett (2001) to Lisa Belkin (2003) to Louise Story (2005). Basically, what most sociologists and economists have been saying all along. For those of you looking for a cheat sheet, it's on pages 141-45 of The Terror Dream.