Freaky Feminist Film: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Vampire movies have always evoked something in human curiosity. From Nosferatu, to Anne Rice’s homo-erotic romps with New Orleans-based vamps, to yes, even the domestic abuse disguised as a twinkle love story with sparkle Robert Pattison, Twilight, vampires are consistently reappearing in our imaginations. Read More Freaky Feminist Film: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Bandaids Ain’t Options: Freezing Eggs and Facebook

Early last week, Facebook announced that it would be adding egg-freezing as one of its newest benefits for its women employees, a move that has eyebrows raised. Read More Bandaids Ain’t Options: Freezing Eggs and Facebook

Persephone Pioneers: Issa Rae

[Original publication date: Nov. 23, 2011]

Are you awkward? So is Issa Rae, and she is bringing it to you through her breakthrough series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. If you haven’t been watching Rae’s series, I would suggest tuning in right now. No, like now, shut down the interview, give an hour to ABG and then come back here. Seriously. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Issa Rae

On Violence and Womanhood: Reacting to Elliot Rodger

This weekend, seven people were murdered because Elliot Rodger, a wealthy 22-year-old California resident, thought women owed him sex. Read More On Violence and Womanhood: Reacting to Elliot Rodger

Interview With Sara Eckel, Author of It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single

Give me a single woman over the age of 27, and I will show you a culture that is all too happy to pick away at what’s wrong with her. Read More Interview With Sara Eckel, Author of It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single

Persephone Pioneers: Welcome Back, Julia Serano!

You might remember our last interview with writer, biologist, and artist Julia Serano. She blew us away with her 2008 book, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, by igniting readers through critiques on both mainstream and feminist views of gender, while challenging assumptions about societal attitudes toward trans women, gender, and sexuality. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Welcome Back, Julia Serano!

Lot’s Wife Was Right: On Grieving

Eight months, two weeks, give or take three to seven days. February to December 31st, a time frame that is almost the same as it would be if you were giving birth, yet, it is just about the life expectancy doctors gave my grandmother those first moments she even knew that those things on her neck were cancer. These were the same things that would later appear in her brain, her lungs, her liver, slowly leaking into her bone marrow and quietly working its way through her body. This is the story of her death. Read More Lot’s Wife Was Right: On Grieving