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 […]Read More Men and Maxi Pads
Alright fellow inhabitants of the college age-bracket! It’s that time again. (& No, I don’t mean time for the Britney episode of Glee.) It’s MIDTERM ELECTION TIME! Ahh, can’t you just smell the ballots in the air? But here’s the thing. I’m scared and you should be too. Watch thisRead More If a feminist votes in the woods, does anyone hear it?
Sometimes I really hate being a female sports fan. Really, all I want to do is to be able to appreciate my team, watch games, euphorically celebrate wins and cry my eyes out over losses, the same as any (male) sports fan. But usually what I get is a load of shit instead. No one […]Read More The Shocking Truth about Female Sports Fans
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 […]Read More The Constraint
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 […]Read More “Swap for Good”
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 […]Read More Post-Feminism?
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 […]Read More Violence…? What Violence?
Actress, Meryl Streep, spoke at the National Women’s History Museum in Washington DC on Tuesday. Here is her speech, and if you are in DC or will be traveling to DC, be sure to check out the museum! To check times the museum is open, go to http://www.nwhm.org/. Meryl Streep’s speech:Read More Because I love her…
Well hello, and welcome to our Friday feature, The Bitchin’ Table, when two of our fabulous authors discuss whatever they want! (As inspired by the prolific Sexist Beatdowns written by Sady Doyle and Amanda Hess). This week, true and harrowing tales of how brooms get us hot, bleach is an aphrodisciac and how cleaning is (marketed) as better than sex […]Read More The Bitchin’ Table: True Life – I Was In Mr. Clean’s Harem.
Cunt. C. U. N. T. Rarely have four letters been able to elicit such a powerful negative response from a person. People cringe at the world, get furious, raise battle cries. But why? Why is this four letter word so powerful? I hadn’t heard the word cunt until my senior year of high school. I […]Read More A Reclamation of “The C-Word”