I was prepared to hate Double X. See, I read about Slate's new online magazine for women before I read it. The site, spawn of the now defunct Slate blog XX Factor, has sparked a load of controversy in the feminist blogosphere. It's no wonder. Since it launched on Tuesday, Double X has posted a succession of articles aggressively critical of feminism. In fact, on the day of the site's premiere, writer Linda Hirshman penned a finger-wagging piece blasting the popular third-wave feminist blog, Jezebel, for encouraging young women in promiscuity and reckless boozing. Read more...
Friday, May 15, 2009
Read my thoughts on the Double X dust up at the Guardian's Comment is Free
I have another article up at the Guardian's Comment is Free site. This one covers the kerfuffle over Double X, Slate's new online magazine for women: