On CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting plays Penny, a busty, scantily-clad blonde bimbo who is lusted after by a group of brilliant male nerds. But lest you think this very premise is rooted in entrenched sexism, Cuoco-Sweeting has let the world know, via an interview with Redbook, that:
When I was 21 years old, I was in between jobs and struggling to finish my bachelor’s degree. I didn’t have much direction on what I wanted to do in life and seemed to be taking classes and working jobs merely to pass time. All I knew was that I felt behind in life. Around […]
October 1st was Wear Your Superheroes Day. I just found out about this event randomly through a Facebook post and cannot be more excited behind how it came to be and what the event’s is about.
Before I start, I want to make something clear: I am not saying that Feminism 101 is the solution to all women’s problems, because it’s not. Rather, talking about the super basic tenets of feminism and social justice can be a way to win supporters who might otherwise be hostile to our cause. Sadly, even Feminism 101 is too […]
[Original publication date: Oct. 21, 2011] First things first. Yes, I know “female” is also a noun. It’s not necessary to bust out the Merriam-Webster to prove me wrong. I have a few editions of my own. But all technicalities aside, language is a living, ever-changing entity, and how we choose to use words is […]
[Original publication date: Dec. 19, 2013] I’ve been a teaching assistant for about a year and a half now, and a mentor through the women’s studies major a year prior to that. I have interacted with several students ranging from different backgrounds, cultures, experiences and opinions. But none have been quite as special as my […]
Dear Women Against Feminism, First, thank you for reading this and for listening (assuming that you are, or that someone else out there that empathizes with your Tumblr account is). It sometimes takes a lot of energy and gumption to jump into the fray with opinions you know many people will disagree with. It takes […]
Sometimes, you stumble upon a post in social media, and for a moment, you’re completely dumbfounded. You need to take a breath and let whatever it is that just caught your attention slither its way into your psyche.
In response to a rather despicable article which gives 10 very sexist “signs” that you are dating a woman (and not a girl), this is my response. (The link in question, sponsored by Do Not Link)
Given the amount of discussion lately about gender politics, violence, and feminism (Elliot Rodger, #YesAllWomen, “Not all men!”), I’ve discovered a somewhat startling fact: men, in general, have no idea how many different things women do as a matter of course in the name of keeping safe. Like, no clue. So I polled the P-Mag […]
I know, what do you expect?
I’ve been thinking a lot about self-help books lately. With my current situation of transitioning out of grad school and into the working world (at least for a year or two until I decide if I want to pursue a Ph.D. or not), I’ve contemplated frequently about my skill set and abilities. Like with most […]
I’ve been confronted with this concept for quite some time now, but especially since I’ve been publicly claiming a feminist identity. The common tropes and misconceptions of feminists are connected with this idea of everyone being “bra burners,” which if you’re familiar with the women’s liberation movement, bra burning actually didn’t happen on the day […]
Here in ladyblogland, we do a lot of talking about feminism, and an awful lot of reading about it, too. One of the interesting topics I keep running into is the phenomenon of men only becoming feminists or feminist allies after having daughters. On the surface, this is problematic for several reasons. First, feminism being […]
I write this article with caution and ask for open-mindedness on the topic. Although I am not a Indigenous woman, I am confident in aligning myself as an ally with Indigenous women and feminists. When thinking of the worldwide movement of One Billion Rising and its unfortunate overshadowing of the Global Day for Missing and […]