Browsing All posts tagged under »feminism«

A love note

November 9, 2012


To my progressives, liberals, radicals, and people seeking change, a love note: Why must we continue to look to other people/groups to make the changes we want to see happen? We look to our political party, or campaigns with people to “champion” issues we find important, or Nonprofits dedicated to social justice.  All of these […]

random thoughts, and Voting and Women

August 21, 2012


What, if anything, would change by people being able to see the billions of stars above our heads each night? What, if anything, would change if people got out in nature more? How am I going to critique the suffragist movement, while still giving credit where credit is due, without sounding like a total ass? […]

Why You Should Take Your Teenager on a SlutWalk

October 4, 2011


I really appreciated this article.  Who knew traditional media could cover something this grassroots and progressive in an appropriate way? I certainly didn’t! Soraya Chemaly: Why You Should Take Your Teenager on a SlutWalk. In her Pulitzer Prize winning book, Backlash, Faludi described the conservative response of a society reeling from changes brought on by feminism. A […]

Beauty Pageants and Feminism

September 13, 2011


From Feministe — In defense of the sanctimonious women’s studies set.. YES: The feminist arguments against beauty pageants are obvious, and have been around even before the famous 1968 demonstrations at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, which spawned that impossible-to-kill myth of feminist bra-burning. But in 2007, when women are attending college and grad […]

can i be big spoon AND little spoon?

September 9, 2011


Feminists not getting “you-know-what” — Feministe. any feminist, or woman with half a brain, should understand why this is so ridiculous. First of all, women haven’t been burning their bras for decades, and when the allegation of bra burning first came out it hadn’t even happened yet (though i’m SURE it’s happened since, it is […]

wait… what? Women… LIKE SEX!?!?!?

August 11, 2011


Anti-feminist market theories of sexuality fail to explain the data.. The common theme of anti-feminism of the ’60s through roughly the ’90s was basically, “Feminism is emasculating.  Now go make me a sandwich.”  Alas, anti-feminists are beginning to realize that overt misogyny isn’t really the selling point it used to be, and so now anti-feminism […]

A Teen Feminist Calls the Westboro Baptist Church

July 17, 2011


A Teen Feminist Calls the Westboro Baptist Church | fbomb. i love everything about this… especially the fact that a young woman took the initiative to call people up and ask them point blank what they thought of feminism. More of us should be doing stuff like this. Alright, cool. So anybody who defines themself […]