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How Palin Flunks Feminism

26 November 2010 2:49 PM, PST | The Daily Beast | See recent The Daily Beast news »

The governor-turned-reality-tv-star's new book dives into feminist history-distorting and misunderstanding it every step of the way.

In some ways, it's a good thing that Sarah Palin calls herself a feminist. It means that, even among conservatives, women's equality has become a normative position, the starting point for debate. It means that feminism has gone from something that the right wants to destroy to something it wants to appropriate. That's progress, of a sort.

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But reading Palin's new book, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag, it's clear that in order to claim feminism as her own, she's had to radically distort its history. In a chapter on feminism that's sure to be widely discussed, she mischaracterizes the views of nearly every historical feminist she mentions.

Sometimes she does it to defame them, other times to make »

- Michelle Goldberg

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The code of silence is lifted

19 June 2010 6:46 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Remember this guy? He was a major player back in the day and, who knows, could be again. The film business doesn’t play by the usual rules. The guy is Monty Ross, Spike Lee’s former Morehouse College mate, and his film producer from the very early days of Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, through She’s Gotta Have It, to Malcolm X. His last film with Spike was Clockers, and after that they parted ways.

Ross’ resume has been pretty thin since then, producing the cable TV movie Keep The Faith Baby, about Adam Clayton Powell, with Harry Lennix; and in 2008 he directed and produced the low-budget indie, The Book, about a dying man, Seymour Butz (no doubt a play on the name Seymore Butts who’s a well known porn star and filmmaker), who follows his dream to create a book of erotic photography, in »

- Sergio

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Kelis to PETA: Chinchillas are Rodents Anyway!

14 January 2010 2:18 PM, PST | ReelLoop.com | See recent Reel Loop news »

Earlier this week R&B songstress Kelis was spotted in NYC staying warm by sporting this chinchilla getup. Well once PETA got a look at the photo they decided to send a letter informing her how its not okay to wear animals as coats and ridiculous looking hats.

Well Kelis doesn’t care what PETA represents because she wrote them back and gave those animal saving vegetarians a piece of her mind. Take a look: 

There is no humane way to kill anything, let me start there. It’s unfortunate but it’s part of life. With that being said, I would eat pterodactyl if you found some and you told me it was meaty and delicious. And after doing a very minimal amount of research……. I found out that the founder Ingrid Newkirk is completely batty. I had a feeling but she far exceeded my expectations. I mean certifiably insane! »

- Porsche Simpson

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