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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Bathing Suit Areas and Sex-Positivity: A Post In Which I Talk To Your Children, Sort Of

*** WARNING: IF YOU KNOW ME IN REAL LIFE, YOU SHOULDN’T READ THIS POST *** *** WARNING: I AM SERIOUS, IF YOU KNOW ME AND WE GO OUT TO DINNER AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE POLITE CONVERSATION DURING WHICH IT IS NECESSARY TO LOOK ME IN THE EYE, YOU MIGHT REGRET HAVING READ THIS POST [...]

Sexist Beatdown: "Year One" As Explanation For, Basically, Everything Edition

You know people: nostalgia has kind of been dominating the news today! But what of our nostalgia… for times long past? For CAVEMAN TIMES, in fact! This is basically the entire point of the “science” known as evolutionary psychology! In case you are wondering. In this “science,” we take common stereotypes and facets of “human” [...]

Michael Jackson, Celebrity, Empathy, and the Culture of Silence

The thing is: celebrities, they belong to you. This isn’t completely true, of course. They’re people. They don’t, or shouldn’t, belong to anyone but themselves. But to be a writer, an artist, a musician, or any sort of entertainer, is to give people little shreds of yourself – over, and over, and over again. This [...]

Dear John – John DeVore, That Is!

Hi, John DeVore. How are you? I hope you’re well. As you know, you and I have exchanged approximately 3 to 5 e-mails with each other, which makes us officially the Best Friends in the History of Forever. I even wrote about it! And told everybody how nice you were! And how I regretted assuming [...]

This Week, in Decisions I May Have Cause To Regret:

After receiving many an e-mail and comment on the subject (and: thanks, e-mailers!) the Dworkin Thread of Doom has now been re-opened. I will be moderating comments so that it can stay productive, as it was for the majority of its run last week. Ad hominem/ad feminam/your-sexing-is-invalid/I’m-bored-let’s-have-a-yelling-party-on-the-Internet arguments will be deleted, regardless of whether or [...]

Adventures In Advertising Presents: Fear of a Red Planet

Oh, advertising firms. How much do you just not like women? Hold up! Don’t answer: I know this. The answer is, “a lot! Advertising firms dislike women, a lot.” They dislike them so much, in fact, that they have inspired this spec script for my new hit TV drama, Mad Men: The Next Generation: Jean-Luc [...]

AND NOW, A GUEST POST: Second Chances… To Reinforce Some Really Obnoxious Stereotypes, That Is!

NOTE: I, Sady, have been begging C.L. Minou – who runs the excellent, must-add-to-RSS-feed blog The Second Awakening – to write a guest post for Tiger Beatdown since approximately forever. Today is the day my dreams – and yours, reader – come true! Trans people can get pretty jaded about our representation in the media–whether [...]

SEXIST BEATDOWN: Muffin-Bluffing Is A Feminist Issue Edition

Ah, music. It makes the people! Come together! Music: [it] mix[es] the bourgeois! And the rebel! It also, recently, led to this really neat article about “post-post-feminism,” which seems to mean the same thing as “post-feminism,” which seems also (so Steve Haruch notes!) to mean the same thing as “pre-feminism,” which means, basically “a-feminism.” It [...]

Calling The Ketel WHACK, or: The Worst Title Of Any Post Ever (It Is About Vodka)

You know, my fellow lady-people, it has been a bit stressful around the old Tiger Beatdown lately. The post window: it glowers at me. It is like, WHO WILL YOU PISS OFF NEXT, LADY???? And I am like, “well, no-one, unless they learn about my vicious dog-on-baby-fighting ring.” Oh, no! Wait! I meant, “my extensive [...]

And Now: Tiger Beatdown Musical Hour!

You guys, have you heard this song? I think I’ve posted this song before. My point is, I think we all need to hear this song.