Ancrene Wiseass

A would-be medievalist holds forth on academia, teaching, gender politics, blogging, pop culture, critters, and whatever else comes her way.

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Yes, this really is yet another blog by a disillusioned grad student. I sympathize, but that's just the way it has to be. For hints as to what my bizarre alias means, click here and here and, if needed, here and here. To get a sense of what I'm up to, feel free to check out the sections called "Toward a Wiseass Creed" and "Showings: Some Introductory Wiseassery" in my main blog's left-hand sidebar. Please be aware that spamming, harassing, or otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted and traced.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Some Recent Feminist News

I'm a sincere animal lover and am outraged about the atrocities Michael Vick committed. Still, I do think this article about the discrepancy between professional athletes' punishment for dogfighting and for domestic violence makes a very good point:

Beat a Woman? Play On; Beat a Dog? You're Gone

Women headed back to campus are facing staggering increases in birth control costs that may well prevent some of them from getting the care they need:

The High Price of Campus Birth Control