Two weeks later, my hair is still a topic of conversation.
Bob Thompson, inventor of “Space Age Pop,” recorded this piece of music with the Bob Thompson Orchestra and the Bob Thompson Chorus. Chill out, Bob Thompson, we know it’s all about you.
Sometimes I think my boyfriend out-feminists me. Readers, lend me your eyes and your opinion on this.
Another week, another batch of misogynistic, patriarchal BS. Let’s go smash some things, shall we? [Trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.]
The Breastfeeding Wars, Part One Billion
This week has been nothing if not a breast milk-covered battleground in the oh-so-hyped “Mommy Wars.” Every few months, an article or twenty come along to announce to women that no matter how they choose to parent, they’re doing it wrong. Sometimes it’s about co-sleeping or babywearing or daycare, but the breastfeeding debacle has held […]
Miz J, Miz J, Miz J: I will never not forgive this woman for raising the bar on being real. As a woman who’s had her sex life used to define her all her life, Miz J’s piece came at a particular time when I said, “Fuck it. I am promiscuous. I identify as a […]
I love access to birth control almost as much as I love using it (read: doin’ it). So when my access to contraception is impeded or threatened, I get as angry as the best of us. I applaud all attempts to end the attack on women’s right to make decisions about her own body and about […]
There is a concept, deep in the recesses of second-wave feminism, that to be a “good” feminist, one must eschew patriarchal beauty standards. I understand that, I understand the principle of rejecting beauty ideals set up for us by men (and women!) for profit and pleasure. It makes complete sense to me that we should […]
Feminism: A Dirty, Outdated Word?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 […]
My Feminism is Not the Standard Feminism
Popular culture likes to paint the definition of feminism as women’s goal to be equal to men. It’s the sanitized, simplified, and publicly palatable version of feminism. It’s the definition that many are exposed to first, that we see in the media, and what lots of adults will tell you when your eight year old […]
In addition to making me want to repeatedly bash my head against some hard surface, this infuriating reddit thread got me thinking about how the language that we sometimes use in feminism might be holding us back. In this case, I am thinking specifically of the word patriarchy.
On Father’s Day–to a Father Who Has Passed
Dear Dad, It’s Father’s Day. And you’re not here, but I’m not unhappy that you’ve passed. No, it isn’t because you were an abusive or deadbeat father. None of that. In fact you were outstanding in your lovingness, loyalty, devotion, and care.
The Power of Being a Promiscuous Woman
I have had sex with 37 men. Whether or not this qualifies as being promiscuous in the modern age is up for debate, but suffice it to say that I’ve had enough sex with enough men that I’ve forgotten some of their names (assuming I ever knew them).
Whether Americans care about Prince William’s impending nuptials is an ever-changing story, at least as reported by the press. One day, we uncouth commoners just can’t get enough of Ms. Kate Middleton aka the future Princess of Wales aka the long-term future Queen Catherine VI. The next day we’re being our cheeky, revolutionary selves, not […]