Monday, July 8, 2013

Lipstick LobbyList 7.8.2013

My favorite t-shirts at the NYC Pride Parade this year (left) are back on sale.  Limited edition and a prize for any feminist t-shirt collection.  This one is going to have a special spot next to my Hillary '08 shirts.

Speaking of Hillary...Jennifer Graham on why Hillary's age won't be a problem in 2016.
A door opens in Texas with Governor Rick Perry announcing he won't run for re-election.  Will Wendy Davis run? (giddy with excitement!)

And speaking of Wendy Davis...old news, but still makes me laugh.  I loved the reviews of Wendy Davis' now famous pink tennis shoes.  The top rated review today: "Five Stars: Marathon shoe for marathon filibustering. The next time you have to spend 13 hours on your feet without food, water or bathroom breaks, this is the shoe for you. Guaranteed to outrun patriarchy on race day."

An excellent and fair NYT op-ed this weekend about the now ousted Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard: "In Australia, Misogyny Lives On". While her term was rocky, it did have impact.  The last line in the article says it all:
And the robust discussion we had about archaic attitudes about women has mattered.  A 4-year-old girl from Canberra, when told that Australia had a new prime minister, said: “Really? What’s her name?”

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