No really, stick with me. A former student sent me this short interview with Tristan Taormino about feminist porn and was surprised to hear that 1 in 3 porn viewers are women. Surprised, because that’s an amazingly high percentage, &… Continue Reading
I have been accused, in the past, of being a ‘handmaiden’ to trans politics (really) or of being biased. What I am a handmaiden to is representing both sides of an argument with respect; discovering where and when someone is… Continue Reading
I’m still on the road so this won’t be complete, but it’s sad to see such a biased article on the divisions between trans identity and feminist politics, especially by a major magazine that could have done worlds better. My… Continue Reading
Happy 4th of July to one & all! (For more about this Captain America, check io9’s post about the artist and the drawings.)
Some are born great Some achieve greatness And some have greatness given to them through systemic inequality — from dearnonacepeople.tumblr.com, via buzzfeed, and h/t to Bri
There’s a part of me that wishes we could all go back to bed and pretend it’s Sunday night so that there would still be a chance these awful rulings wouldn’t have been handed down by the Supreme Court today,… Continue Reading
I’m teaching Amartya Sen’s “More Than 100 Million Women are Missing” tomorrow, mostly to bring out issues about choice, which we, as Western feminists, tend to think is almost always a good thing, supporting body autonomy. But in patriarchy, if… Continue Reading
I found it kind of stunning, either way. Pretty much the truth of it, as disturbing as it is. It reminds me of that Margaret Atwood quote that’s circulating a lot- here’s a paraphrase: when men are asked why they’re… Continue Reading
Elliot Rodger was still a virgin at 22, and he was angry that he was because too often, men’s value is in their ability to “get women”. There are a lot of good articles out already – Slate’s & The… Continue Reading
Here’s an astonishing little piece about death, queerness, and re-reading Butler‘s Gender Trouble: “Tell her you forgive her,” she says, “I promise you she will die.” I hang up and go back into the bedroom. Back to the borscht-feeding. My… Continue Reading
Well check this out! This is a video of a talk bell hooks just gave on Tuesday at St. Norbert College. I was there, & it was amazing. Watch & learn. The Q&A is really the thing, and that starts… Continue Reading
The Divynyls’ Chrissy Amphlett died of breast cancer last year and she wanted her best known song to do some good. The song of female desire is now a song of self-care: = why women rock, pt. 8010.
All the boldface is my own. The first evidence of this new policy in action was published last year in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Four female athletes, ages 18 to 21, all from developing countries, were investigated… Continue Reading
Hello my geeky feminist readers – check this out: It’s a kickstarter by my friend Jim Rodda, who is exactly the kind of guy you’d expect to create armor for Barbie. So donate, & help Barbie kick some dragon ass.… Continue Reading
There’s an awesome article up at Jezebel called “What Life is Like When Getting Your Period Means Being Shunned” that goes into detail about the nature of “red tents” – that is, the practice of women removing themselves from the… Continue Reading
Lammily’s a doll based on the average measurements of a 19 year old woman, taken from the CDC’s data. Go help fund the making of this doll! Awesome.
Well done, Tina Vazquez. Well done, Bitch Media. It has been said that feminism has failed the transgender community. It’s hard to disagree. Trans women have been weathering a storm of hate and abuse in the name of feminism for… Continue Reading
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