Blog Roundup: Editors’ Picks, July 5 – July 9

As another week comes to a close, it’s time once again for another installment of Ms.’s weekly blog roundup. We bring you the best of the feminist blogosphere, from new revelations about  Mel Gibson, to the women of the Tea Party, to the all-out donnybrook that erupted in the blogosphere over accusations of sexism at The Daily Show.

Last week, Irin Carmon wrote a really good piece about sexism on The Daily Show and the recent addition of female correspondent Olivia Munn. And then all hell broke loose. In case you missed the backlash, Bitch’s Sara Reihani will bring you up to speed. The feminist blogosphere responded in full force. Here are highlights from Lindsay Beyerstein, Sady Doyle and Amanda Hess to remind you of just how brilliant feminist bloggers are.

Bitch’s Katie Waldeck opines on the recent revelations about the devout Catholic actor Mel Gibson, once best known for producing and directing Christian movie-night favorite The Passion of the Christ and starring in such hit films as What Women Want.

At Alternet, Ruth Rosen explains why conservative women dominate the Tea Party movement.

Tracy Clark-Flory reports on Broadsheet that Senator David Vitter not only assigned his former aide Brent Furer, who pled guilty to violently assaulting his girlfriend, to work on “women’s issues”, but he also doesn’t think that abortion counts as a “women’s issue”.

Is Sarah Palin Porn?” That’s what Harper’s wants to know. Good question, Harper’s. It’s nice to see you’re maintaining your journalistic integrity in these tough times. Mary Ann Chastain explores the media’s creepy sexualization of conservative women.

Racialicious closes out the week with this compilation about what happened after a white Oakland transit officer was convicted only of involuntary manslaughter after killing an unarmed black man: Words + Images: The Oscar Grant Aftermath

Above: Photo of Olivia Munn at the 2007 Comic-Con, from Flickr user Gage Skidmore under CC 2.0


Annie is the Community Editor at The Nation and the former New Media Coordinator at Ms. magazine. She studied sociology and women's studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She's a big fan of birds, plants and things that are funny. Her animal totem is the bat.