"Capitalism, you could say, had midwifed feminism." News from The Baffler.


September 19, 2013
NEWS FROM THE BAFFLER
Dear Sorensen,

Last night we celebrated the release of the beautiful Baffler no. 23 and Cotton Tenants with our wonderful hosts, Melville House, in New York. Today we return to Cambridge, and continue to prepare the rapidly-approaching release of all of our past issues. To tide you over until then, here's something a little more current, and if you like what you see, subscribe!
FACEBOOK FEMINISM, 
LIKE IT OR NOT
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Illustration by Eleanor Davis.
 
SUSAN FALUDI on LEAN IN, SHERYL SANDBERG, and FACEBOOK FEMINISM
 
Sheryl Sandberg's admirers would say that Lean In is using free-market beliefs to advance the cause of women's equality. Her detractors would say (and have) that her organization is using the desire for women's equality to advance the cause of the free market. And they would both be right. In embodying that contradiction, Sheryl Sandberg would not be alone and isn't so new. For the last two centuries, feminism, like evangelicalism, has been in a dance with capitalism. READ MORE. 
GOOD ENOUGH FOR 
GOVERNMENT WORK

JIM NEWELL on the world of CONSERVATIVE THINK TANKS
 
At places like CAP, AEI, Heritage, and many of the other approximately 1,812 American think tanks, policy studies are still part of the operation, but their most vital public role is to act as partisan hacks for whichever side of the major-party duopoly they're associated with. And the conservative think tanks are now reliable dispensers of ideological discipline on the right: they do exactly what is best in the short term for the Republican Party at all times and punish anyone who dissents. READ MORE
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