Bro-Choice is Feminism for Bros Too Cool for Feminism

It really seems like putting “bro” in front of everything is the new, cool thing to do, doesn’t it? And by new and cool, I of course mean “totally obnoxious.” Now imagine someone taking the term “pro-choice,” adding a Keystone Light and a backwards baseball cap, and you have Bro-Choice. Continue reading Bro-Choice is Feminism for Bros Too Cool for Feminism

In Defense of Betty Draper Francis (Kind Of)

Brace yourselves; the Betty Draper hate is coming. Wait, I think that’s the wrong show (even though I’d love to do a Cersei post). Anyway, it’s the Mad Men time of year again, which means it’s time to hate on everyone’s favorite ice queen, Mrs. Elizabeth Hofstadt Draper Francis! Naturally, this bothers me. Continue reading In Defense of Betty Draper Francis (Kind Of)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, But That Isn’t Enough

[TRIGGER WARNING for discussion of sexual violence.]  As you may have noticed, April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and like with a lot of other awareness months, the focus is a little too narrow. Awareness isn’t enough when it comes to sexual assault. In order for things to change, we have to give equal attention (or even more) to prevention. Continue reading April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, But That Isn’t Enough

Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse: North Dakota’s Newest Abortion Bans

Yep, just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, North Dakota pushes into law what is undoubtedly the most anti-choice legislation to ever crawl from the bowels of uberconservative hell.  Did they think that this week’s Supreme Court deliberations would mean that progressives weren’t paying attention? Continue reading Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse: North Dakota’s Newest Abortion Bans

On Being a Feminist Activist with PTSD

[TRIGGER WARNING for sexual assault, domestic violence, and bullying.]

Being an activist is hard work even for the healthiest, most well-adjusted soul. Being a feminist activist is especially difficult given the number of threatening, misogynist messages we get on a daily basis from just about everywhere. But being a feminist activist with disabilities? Now that’s a challenge. Continue reading On Being a Feminist Activist with PTSD

The Complexities of Feminism: Taylor Swift, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey

In recent celebrity feud news, Taylor Swift is out for the blood of feminist heroes Amy Poehler and Tina Fey and is invoking the tenets of feminism to do so. So who’s really in the wrong here? Continue reading The Complexities of Feminism: Taylor Swift, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey

Yahoo’s Telecommuting Ban and How it Affects Feminism

Yahoo seems to think that employees only want to work at home because they have ulterior motives like lying on the couch and browsing cat videos on YouTube. Have they completely forgotten the plight of the working parent? Continue reading Yahoo’s Telecommuting Ban and How it Affects Feminism