Thursday, December 31, 2009

EW's Up in the Air cover

The latest cover for Entertainment Weekly is out, and I don't know, something about this image just... bothers me.  I haven't seen Up in the Air, but from what I understand, part of its appeal (in addition to the Clooney character) is that Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick are presented as real, interesting women with lives, issues, and story arcs of their own.  And yet here they're used as props to the ultimate object of interest, Clooney.  Moreover, in the film Kendrick's relationship with Clooney is not romantic, but here it looks like some kind of love triangle!  Seeing these two fiery women draped over Clooney adoringly (and Vera's lipstick/hair color washing her out so much!) just bugs me.  I don't know, am I being too sensitive?  What do you think about the cover?
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A good friend of mine and fellow feminist introduced me to the wonderful word "Femangry!"  Yes, it comes with the exclamation point.  Femangry! is the word for something that really pisses you off in that special feminist way.  You know the feeling.  (If you don't, an alternate definition is the feeling generated by the Stupak amendment.  Wait, so I can have healthcare or women's rights but not both?  Femangry!)  Expect to see the "femangry" tag on future posts about dolts who forget about the ladies, or remember them in all the wrong ways.
Wishing you a femanger-free New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Introducing...Just a State School Girl

Our latest contributor is an econ PhD student going by the name "Just a State School Girl."  Like the other economist on this blog (me), State School Girl uses economic methodology to answer sometimes very un-econ-y questions.  She'll be writing about economics research, current events, and whatever else strikes her fancy.  But since she's busy studying for those nasty econ exams, don't expect to hear from her too often!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Launching soon!

Femonomics is officially launching on January 4th, 2010.  Until then, check back for pre-launch updates!