Trigger warning: Sexual assault and the terrible things awful people say about it is mentioned. This week at the Bitchin’ Table, Parklena and Aliasmitch sit down and dish about the numerous attacks on reproductive rights, including paternalistic permission slips to obtain access to an abortion, the horrendous concern that women will lie about sexual assault in […]Read More The Bitchin’ Table: What War Against Reproductive Rights? Just Another Leftist Conspiracy!
The name of the woman I’m featuring this week, Patricia Meyers, will probably sound completely unfamiliar to all of you. That’s because she is my paternal grandmother. It probably seems like a stretch for me to feature my own grandmother in one of my posts. But for the last 3 days, I’ve been awaiting a […]Read More Working Women and Feminism: Patricia Meyers
I was looking for conspiracy theories on Disney (don’t judge) and I came across this (unrelated) article…. http://www.momlifetoday.com/2011/03/50-ways-to-inspire-your-husband/ It’s an article on 50 Way to Inspire your Husband…duh. I’m not going to go off on a complete rant. I think it’s fine to want to do nice things for people in general or people in […]Read More Quick Hit: Is this Odd?
Since coming to college, I have made the decision to become a vegetarian. After doing weeks of research and talking to others who had made the same decision, I had learned enough about vegetarian nutrition to talk about it with the best of them. I quickly learned, however, that if I wanted to talk about […]Read More Why are Vegetables So Threatening?
Hey ya’ll, welcome to your Wednesday links round up! Aliasmitch wanted to share “this amazing piece of Jazz poetry. I was fortunate enough to see the great Jane Cortez perform about a month ago, listening to her performances afterwards has proven to me that this a voice we need to hear now. This piece is titled “Maintain […]Read More Wednesday Links Round Up
Image via. Everyone remember the transvaginal ultrasound state-rape law that was proposed in Virginia before an amended version was passed? Well, Texas has one of those laws on the books right now. It’s been the subject of several rallies and protests over the past few weeks because it’s invasive, unnecessary, and a violation of the […]Read More Pro-Life Apparently Also Means Pro-Firebombing
Today in my European History class, the topic of women in politics came up, as we were discussing an upcoming lecture by a controversial female conservative speaker. One student brought up an extremely frightening statement that he had overheard, noting that people were referring to her as a feminist guest speaker, which she clearly and […]Read More Are Women the Only Dimwits Around Anymore?
Myth: women don’t participate in their own oppression Many people believe that because patriarchy is associated with the male gender, that only men can be oppressive towards women. Our stereotypical vision of sexism is where a man is unjustly treating a woman. Well, it seems as though this vision has broadened to include most heterosexist […]Read More Mythbusting Monday: Women Don’t Participate in Their Own Oppression
Yet again, we have another roundup of what we have been reading this week for your consideration and enjoyment. Aliasmitch found this article about the history of Queer Cinema particularly interesting because: “It not only gives you a pretty amazing rundown of must-see Queer films and why, it also shows the need for members of the LGBTQIQ […]Read More Sunday Links Roundup
The other day, I was watching the movie Dinosaur, a cute animated film, as a study break. The main character is set up as a good guy, and I was ready for an hour and a half of no stress. As the main character passes a herd of passing dinosaurs, he bumped into one and […]Read More The Men in Movies, and the Women Who Learn to Love Them