Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Birthday, Feminist Underground!

That's right - one year ago today, this site popped into being! Happy Blog-Birth Day, everyone! No, we don't want any presents,

so if you're looking for a way to celebrate, simply raise a beer in a toast to feminists everywhere sometime this evening!

How will we be celebrating? We'll be in the pub in just a few minutes, talking about the following:

1. The Anglican Church in Britain has voted "to approve the consecration of women as bishops," and the Vatican is displeased. When we speak of this, Elaine Pagels' The Gnostic Gospels will be referenced every third sentence.

2. Did the White House Manipulate Climate Documents?

3. NPR's report on how violence has impacted marriages in Iraq, and how marriage break-downs are disproportionately impacting women, is a must-hear.

4. Womanist Musings has a post up entitled "You're So Controversial" that I'm itching to discuss, and I'm also enthralled with Professor, What If's piece, "What if we gave up the 'top-model' instead of expanding it?"

5. In "Is this news?" news:
A. As it turns out, having gays in the military doesn't weaken the military in any way! (Seems like the Romans could have told us that).
B. Men have biological clocks, too! (Actually, this one will surprise my grandma.)
C. Having kids doesn't necessarily make you happier, and might stress you out!

If you leave comments about any of the above, it will be just like you're right here with us. Oh, and my second post is up over at Feministe! Yeah! (The 'it's my birthday and I'll brag if I want to' UPDATE: Jezebel linked to my second Feministe post today! - Oh, and Skepchick, too! I love Skepchick! And AlterNet and RH Reality Check!)

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FeministGal said...

happy birthday! :)

Renee said...

Thanks for the shout out and I dig your blog to.

Casmall said...

Sounds like an interesting night at your pub.
Wish I could join you.


Habladora said...

Things didn't go quite as planned, actually, perhaps tomorrow there will be time for more celebrating at the pub!

Mächtige Maus said...

Happy birthday to us.
Happy birthday to us.
Happy birthday dear us....
Happy birthday to us!

LaPH, thanks for bring me (and Agincourt, even though she tends to be more of a silent partner) on board at this blog.

Love ya! :)MM

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Amelia said...

Yay happy birthday, Feminist Underground! I love the bloggers here. :) :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Lindsay said...

oh my god tell me there's cake. or at least beer.

Habladora said...

Oh, cake and beer, how I love them. The celebrating has been postponed yet again (golly, why do all my friends have to move on the same week - I've been hauling boxes all over town)- but I'm demanding a party tomorrow. So... if any friends of the blog are in Atlanta tomorrow night, yes you will find me at our favorite pub - with rosy cheeks and lots of opinions.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog-mas!

Skye said...

Happy birthday! We're so glad you're here!