Blog Archives

Death of a Revolutionary: Shulamith Firestone

Susan Faludi in The New Yorker writes about the death of radical feminist Shulamith Firestone and what it means in the context of contemporary feminism. In the late nineteen-sixties, Firestone and a small cadre of her “sisters” were at the

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues Tagged with: , , , ,

How Movies Teach Manhood: Colin Stokes

More about this TED Talk: When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to

Posted in Brain Food, Feminism & Women's Issues, Movies Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

useful feminist and online conversational references

The Tone Argument “A tone argument is an argument used in discussions, sometimes by Concern trolls and sometimes as a Derailment, in which it is suggested that feminists would be more successful if only they expressed themselves in a more

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues Tagged with: , ,

You Belong With Me, deconstructed

Or, why Taylor Swift is a Nice Guy(tm). Courtesy of NinjaCate on Jezebel, this analysis of Taylor Swift’s song as a demo for why she’s problematic when it comes to women’s issues. You’re on the phone with your girlfriend, she’s

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues Tagged with: , , , ,

I am a feminist and I’m not afraid to say so

Everyone’s afraid of the stigma of calling themselves a feminist, but they want to say things that are empowering to women. I feel like I’m back in the 1980s, when I came out as gay, and everyone else came out

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues Tagged with: ,

Todd Akins triggers some good writing, at least

You’ve heard about Todd Akins, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri, right? The guy who actually said: “First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV. “If it’s a legitimate

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues Tagged with: , , , ,

Is This Feminist?

Sweet Jesus is this funny…. via Is This Feminist?. This woman is doing laundry. IS THIS FEMINIST? No. As much as we admire the expression of real and legitimate anger, stemming from an unequal and sexist burden of housework based

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues, Funny Websites Tagged with: ,

Losing my religion for equality

President Jimmy Carter chooses to leave his church rather than support inequality for women. His explanation here: Losing my religion for equality. Excerpts from his piece: Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues Tagged with: , , , ,

Dear Men in Congress: If we knit you a uterus, will you stay out of ours?

If they have their own, they can leave ours alone! via Government Free VJJ | Dear Men in Congress: If we knit you a uterus, will you stay out of ours?. Knit or crochet a vagina or uterus Print a

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues, Knitting Tagged with: , ,

10 Anthems for a Feminist Revolution

According to spinner magazine, these are the tops: (linked to mp3 download or album on Amazon.com) 10. Salt-n-Pepa, ‘None Of Your Business‘ (from the album Very Necessary) 9. Carole King, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman‘ (from the

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues, My Playlists Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Buffy Vs. Edward – Pop-up Video style

Rebellious Pixels produces this cool video mash-up remix of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Edward from the Twilight series, highlighting how creepy and stalker-like inappropriate Edward’s behavior is during Twilight, and how Buffy would have handled the behavior in a

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues, Movies Tagged with: , , ,

You are awful, too

Whenever you confront, or see confronted, sexism on the internet, there is almost always a chorus of people doing a couple of things in response: 1) excusing the behavior of the people who are sexist, or 2) trying to defend

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues Tagged with: , ,

The dangers of being a woman online

“You should have your tongue ripped out”: the reality of sexist abuse online by Helen Lewis-Hasteley – 03 November 2011 12:51 Accounts from several women, some prominent figures and some more anonymous, describing the nature of abuse that gets directed

Posted in Technology, Writing Tagged with: , , ,

Recently Read for October 11, 2001

Happy National Coming Out Day! I’ve been out 24 years, as of this date. I’ve been a very lucky woman – able to be open about my romantic life with everyone, happily married to a really wonderful woman. I’ve faced

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues, GLBT Issues Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Oh darn – delicious links auto-publishing died

Shoot. My blogging crutch went away. For the past five or six years I’ve been using a little-known and not very well supported delicious links tool to auto-publish the links I’ve saved to my site. It was easy because I

Posted in Books, Feminism & Women's Issues, Recently Read Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Are We Equals?

are women and men equals?

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues Tagged with: , ,

International Women’s Day/Feminist Coming Out Day

Oh, yeah, and today is not just Brittana Day. It’s also a couple of other important things that I should probably have mentioned first, if I wasn’t such a politically backward person. International Women’s Day IWD is now an official

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues Tagged with: , , , , ,

links for 2010-12-17

Some Shit I’m Sick of Hearing Regarding Rape and Assange « Kate Harding kate covers all the issues. (tags: rape women politics gender feminism) The Man Repeller I'm not sure whether I'm intrigued or repelled. (tags: fashion humor blogs) Winona

Posted in Recently Read Tagged with: , , ,

links for 2010-12-16

Cable TV’s Top Shows For 2010: ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ ‘The Closer,’ ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘Deadliest Catch’ See? I'm not the only one who thinks you should be watching Rizzoli & Isles. (tags: television) A Call to Men An

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues, Recently Read, Television Tagged with: , , ,

90 years of women’s suffrage

90 years ago today, The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage in the United States of America. Well done, Sister Suffragettes. Women have been able to vote throughout the US for less than 100

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues, Politics Tagged with: , , ,

Question Gender Essentialism

17-month-old Roy Jones brutally murdered for acting like a girl Strong trigger warning for graphic description of abuse and murder. 17-month-old infant assigned male at birth, Roy Antonio Jones III, was killed by his mother’s boyfriend for acting too much

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues Tagged with: ,

Sex and The City 2 – more thoughts

Garland Grey does an interesting dissection of the problems with Sex and The City 2. The trouble is, if they’d fixed the problems he described, I don’t know that the movie would be watchable. I don’t know that I’d go

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues, Movies Tagged with: , ,

My political daily chuckle

I got a fun little email blast from the DCCC regarding the GOP “Back in the Kitchen” comments they made a few days about about Betty Sutton (I linked to a news story about it here): Ohio GOP: Put Her

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues Tagged with: , , , ,

links for 2010-04-24

Cheyenne Williams Attacked by Classmates Because She's a Lesbian, Parents Claim – Crimesider – CBS News (tags: homophobia violence lgbt bigotry) County GOP: Get Democratic Rep. Betty Sutton Out Of The House — And 'Back In The Kitchen' | TPMDC

Posted in Feminism & Women's Issues, GLBT Issues, Recently Read Tagged with: , , , ,

links for 2010-04-14

D.C. Police Trying to Explain Lack of Gun With Slain Teen – washingtonpost.com sounds a lot like the Indianapolis teen who "shot himself" while handcuffed in the back of a police car. (tags: police fraud crime coverup death racism) Girl

Posted in Design, Feminism & Women's Issues, Photography, Recently Read Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,