This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

Well this is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while.

Every single time women of colour talk about “white feminism” or “white feminists” within the context of discussions about the way that the mainstream feminist movement privileges whiteness, we deal with an onslaught of defensive white women insisting that they personally are not like that, and would you please say “some white women” and not make generalizations? Read More This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

How to Apply for or Renew Your U.S. Passport

I live in a part of the country where I can see Canada from my house. Until a couple of years ago, that meant frequent trips across the border–for that good Chinese food place, for the better view of Niagara Falls, to go to bars where the legal drinking age is 19–without much of a hassle. You told the border guards your nation of citizenship, how long you planned to be gone, and you were on your way. But Bush-era policy changes in June 2009 had folks around here scrambling to get a U.S. passport or enhanced driver’s license so we could continue to visit our neighbors to the north, something we hadn’t had to worry about before. Whether you’re planning a trip to Canada, Mexico, or some further flung shore, here’s what you need to do to ensure you can cross the border–and get home again!–legally. Read More How to Apply for or Renew Your U.S. Passport

We Try It: YummySoup!

I noticed recently that my recipe collection was getting out of control. Between the cooking magazines I hold onto just in case, the recipes I’ve printed off the Internet, and all the cookbooks I’ve picked up along the way as gifts or from the clearance racks, it easily fills two shelves on the living room bookcase. This fall, I finally decided to come up with a comprehensive organizational system to clear out the clutter. Read More We Try It: YummySoup!

The Furious Kitchen: La-la-la Lentils

Yeah, yeah, I know lentils get a lot of shit for being the go-to food that everyone thinks poor people should eat instead of McDonald’s.  But the fact is, lentils are cheap, nutritious and a great replacement for meat.  Lentils have a ton of protein and fiber, they are versatile, and did I mention cheap? Read More The Furious Kitchen: La-la-la Lentils

YCMI: Vol V; Extra Braininess Edition

I found us a passel of links to browse during today’s coffee breaks.  Covering a gamut of topics including a little fashion, a little politics, funny stuff, news of the awesome and typewriter porn.  You’re smarter already, just having read this intro.  Let’s click on together… Read More YCMI: Vol V; Extra Braininess Edition

Search Global, Follow Local: What to do on Twitter After You Have a User Name

So you’ve signed up for a Twitter account. Now what? You can start just like you started on Facebook — give Twitter your address book and it finds your friends. Register your email and allow searches via email, and your friends can find you. After that, it’s time to start finding other people to follow, and deciding when to jump into the conversation. Read More Search Global, Follow Local: What to do on Twitter After You Have a User Name