movies
I do sometimes wish I could revert back to my blissful state of ignorance that allowed me to enjoy whatever entertainment I sought out, without minding if it was problematic or not.
charm school
We were told less is more and to avoid bright or loud blushes, eyeshadows, or lipsticks that might make us look "impure."
twitter
It doesn't hurt me to be called "ugly" by some jerk on Twitter.
in

Aug 7, 2014 at 5:45pm | 157 comments

mother-son relationships
Any good feminist knows how to teach their daughters how to resist the patriarchy, but how do we teach our sons not to become part of the problem?
feminism
It’s more than a little disheartening that a publication’s ethical principles and surviving capitalism’s demands seem to be mutually exclusive.
in

Jul 29, 2014 at 6:00pm | 28 comments

feminism
For me, anti-feminism was a phase in a process of political awakening.
bechdel test
After ten years in a post-apocalyptic martial law state, there are absolutely zero women in any positions of authority? Really? Did Senator Dianne Feinstein not make it?
feminism
Acts of self-naming seem more than reasonable -- they’re self-affirming, somewhat instinctive and protective. They show an ownership of one’s own narrative. They make complete sense to me.
the daily dot
I had a feeling that I wasn’t the only one who struggled with this.
mormon
There has been a post circulating entitled “An Open Letter to Mormon Feminists” in which the author pleads with her fellow Mormon women to not leave the Church in anger.
motherhood
I am not a mom, but I study them -- and the difficult work they do -- for about eight hours a day.
moms
A boy said, "No girls allowed. Boys game only.” She looked back at me, smirked and stayed in line.
breast implants
Why are women judged and even ostracized by both feminists and the greater public at large if they choose to have cosmetic surgery?
feminism
Most men do many things in their daily lives that directly or indirectly contribute to a culture of gender inequality.
in

Jun 13, 2014 at 11:00am | 1086 comments

honor killings
"Keep your eyes down," girls the world over are taught. If you don’t, bad things can happen, and it will be your fault. A woman with a will of her own is abnormal to some; this is the world we have created.
street harassment
I stood there seething, my heart pounding, frustrated and embarrassed that I couldn’t get him to stop or go away.
wrestling
Mick Foley took the inspiration he gets from Tori Amos’ music to turn himself into the poster boy for the unlikely feminist activist.
feminism
Although I relate strongly to feminism, I never had to experience its intense necessity firsthand. My mother and her peers created this world for me.
in

May 10, 2014 at 11:00am | 14 comments

feminism
To ask if one "can be a feminist and" positions feminism as a question of individual choices.
politics
Breitbart.com's tasteless ad mocking Nancy Pelosi represents the gauntlet female politicos must run.
feminism
It's unladylike for women to fart in public, and I'm not anti-feminist because I think so.
social media
Rape culture is not a bogeyman that causes rape, but a lens for looking at myths about rape.