It’s called “Okay, But Ladies.” And you can make your own variants, such as “Okay, But People of Color” or “Okay, But LGBT People.” It’s quite adaptable, as you’ll see.
Feminist Bollywood: Tees Maar Khan
Tees Maar Khan, a flop from 2010, was meant to be a blockbuster, not only in India by abroad. Instead, it was a goofy, affable, exploitive mess. It’s bright, colorful, funny, and intertextual. I’m not mad at Tees Maar Khan, just disappointed.
Feminist Bollywood: Dhoom 3
I’ve been thinking about action movie Dhoom 3 since I saw it in the theater on December 24. Strangely, I didn’t think it was as “good” as Ram-Leela or Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (though those are all very different types of movies), but I’ve been thinking about it much more.
A Feminist’s Defense of Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift. It seems like you either love her or hate her; there isn’t a whole lot of in between. Many feminists scoff at her. One listen through of White Horse has some women, many of whom are both readers and writers of this bookish and clever magazine, rushing to their local Target to stage […]
If one were to infer anything by the sex questions asked of advice columnists, it is that so many of the topics boil down to, “Tell me that my desire is normal.” When it comes to men wanting something that is outside of the stereotypical straight-male domain, both the men themselves and their partners can […]
Insults with Feminists: “Douchebag”
I like to curse”¦ a lot. And I like to be as creative with spellings as I am with uses (fuck can be used in a surprisingly diverse number of ways). As a feminist, though, I’m constantly considering linguistic histories of the words that I use. With regard to cursing, I think things like, “What’s […]
Feminism: A Dirty, Outdated Word?
I’d like to think that I have always been a Feminist. Even as a child, I was able to sense a kind of inequality when it came to certain things. I have always been passionate about my rights being equal to those of my male peers, and have always been interested in the women before […]
Food is personal. Politics are personal. Food politics is incredibly personal. Finding a way to be conscious and healthy about the food we eat is something that takes time and energy. Vegan food politics have often been associated with a very hard line approach to the issues, but Kathy Freston (who recently appreared on both Oprah and Marth Stewart’s vegan […]
Morgane Richardson is shaking it up. As a self-described “fourth-wave feminist” who takes on issues of race, gender, sexuality, sans the theory and terminology, Morgane is making an impact wherever she goes. As the founder of Refuse the Silence: Women of Color in Academia Speak Out, she has created a space that allows women who […]
After spending most of my activist energy promoting animal rights issues as a teen and into my early twenties, I was ready for some new perspectives. I looked to expand my knowledge of broader political theory including Marxist, feminist and queer theories. As a feminist schooled this generation, intersectionality now plays a big part in […]
Good Morning Friends and Readers!
Good morning! It’s a chilly November morning and this is our 301st post. Look at us tearing up the internets with our ladyblogging. We’ve got a great day ahead of us, with weekly columns from the Frisky Feminist and Jordan, our lady gamer. Sally J is recapping Parenthood, Megan is writing about appetizers and recommending […]
Greetings and Salutations
Starting a wee bit late today, but we’re going to make up for it with some fantastic stuff for you to read today. We’re refreshed and inspired after the weekend and we hope you are too!
Call for Questions!
My mom (Gracie Tucker aka Mama Grace) and I (Luci Furious) have talked for years about doing an advice column together – a mother/daughter perspective from two women from different generations who are very opinionated and don’t always agree.