"One of the most exhilarating cinematic works of the Czechoslovak New
Wave is Vera Chytilová's 1966 film, Daisies
, the story of two young women
who declare the world is spoiled and rotten, and so make a pact that they
will be too." -- Katarina Soukup, "Banquet of Profanities
." "In a 1966 interview, Chytilová
as a 'philosophical documentary in the form of a farce,' a 'bizarre comedy with strands of satire and sarcasm.'" -- Bliss Cua Lim, "Dolls in Fragments
." [more inside]
In the wake of a questionable article
about feminist programming languages, a group of trolls
leapt on the idea to create a parodic implementation
. GitHub promptly removed the code repository
, as did BitBucket, but the latter restored
it amid the controversy
. More commentary from Slashdot
is a new site that does to women's magazines what The Onion does to newspapers. There's also an interview with the site's creators
Are Women People?
A writer for The Hairpin discovers the satirical poetry of Alice Duer Miller
Ladies Against Women.
I haven't heard much about these ladies lately, but I'm sure they're pleased as punch that the boys
are gradually advancing their agenda
. [LAW link via Crooked Timber
has george dubya become an unlikely [and unwilling] role model for feminists?
"Bush has given the entire country something almost as valuable [as his support for workers rights] -- his example. With Bush in mind, working parents can demand a promotion and nights and weekends off. After all, why should they have to work longer hours than the most powerful man in the world? Today's [feminists] want power and time to watch Little League. And our friend Dubya is leading the way." Is Bush the Younger really doing it right, or ought he be working harder?