Men and Maxi Pads

I found the following letter on a friend of mine’s facebook and figured that you all would find this as interesting as I did. “Dear Mr. Thatcher, I have been a loyal user of your ‘Always’ maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or […]

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The Constraint

Patriarchy, a word, a symbol that frequently passes one’s mind and ears. Its traditional patterns and values, its history, and its normality provides us with a belief that patriarchy has always existed.  And today, where are we, where are women in patriarchy’s lifespan?  I’m sitting on my computer with a shot of vodka to the left […]

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“Swap for Good”

The October issue of Redbook Magazine captured my attention in the grocery store checkout line not only because the lovely Lauren Graham, actress of the television sensation “Gilmore Girls,” graces the cover, but also because it includes a poignant featurette entitled “10 Ways You Can Help Keep a Woman Safe” by Lindsey Palmer. The featurette […]

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Post-Feminism?

SPOILER ALERT! Sorry to be myth busting a day early, if it makes you feel better, feel free to stop reading immediately and come back and read tomorrow on Myth Busting Monday. For those of you who are okay with a little myth busting on Sunday, feel free to read on. Many people today believe […]

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Violence…? What Violence?

Anybody heard of Teresa Lewis? She was the first woman to be given capital punishment in Virginia in the last 100 years, and was executed on Thursday night at 9pm. But Teresa herself is not really what I want to talk about. The other day, in one of my classes, we were discussing the legitimacy of […]

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