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?
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.
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.
I am not a mom, but I study them -- and the difficult work they do -- for about eight hours a day.
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?
Most men do many things in their daily lives that directly or indirectly contribute to a culture of gender inequality.

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.
Mick Foley took the inspiration he gets from Tori Amos’ music to turn himself into the poster boy for the unlikely feminist activist.
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.

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

To ask if one "can be a feminist and" positions feminism as a question of individual choices.
politics's tasteless ad mocking Nancy Pelosi represents the gauntlet female politicos must run.
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.
street harassment
Street harassment remains a pervasive cultural problem and no community is immune.
belle knox
Working for these particular feminists even made me nostalgic for the housekeeping job where I was sexually harassed by a house boy for the entire summer.

Mar 13, 2014 at 2:00pm | 252 comments

Feminists have worked tirelessly to make it okay for young women to embrace their sexuality; 22 seems a little late in the game. My few virgin friends and I are the weirdoes.
How can I work against the objectification of women in media when my own libido seems totally onboard with it?
I’m sick of reading the same old comments on every black feminist/womanist blog or website.