I am happy to say that I have finally gotten enough free time to be able to go through my iTunes and cut out all the old music I don’t listen to anymore. When I got to the Ns and started deleting Nelly songs, I was intrigued to remember that I had his old song […]
Today I am pleased to introduce you to a Kickstarter project that I think was made for Persephone enthusiasts.
This Kickstarter project will warm your heart. Well, technically, it will warm your head and your neck. But really, your heart too.
As usual, ladies and other vagina-owners got the short end of it in popular politics Wednesday night. Not that I was expecting all that much from our dudely candidates and their moderator, but something might have been nice! If anyone was watching with the hopes of seeing the President take Mittens down a notch on reproductive […]
What’s “clinkling” you ask? Why, it’s only the latest thing in women’s health and beauty; a combination of “cleavage” and “wrinkling” (I want to note that I have to give my friend Molly all the credit for this neologism). And if you’re doing it, be advised: it will ruin your life.
Fatemeh Fakhraie is one of those amazing women you know who is not only juggling between her roles as an author, editor, and blogger, but whose writing packs a wallop. She founded Muslimah Media Watch in 2007, a space that examines media representations of Muslim women in popular culture, as well as in the news, […]
During one of my nightly Netflix searches, I came across the documentary All of Us. The 2008 film, directed by Emily Abt, follows a talented young doctor doing her residency in the South Bronx. Dr. Mehret Mandafro, the daughter of Ethiopian immigrants and a Harvard Medical School graduate, embarks on a study to understand why […]
Earlier this week signified the second anniversary of when Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed as he served as an usher in his weekly church service. His murderer, Scott Roeder, an anti-abortion activist, who had been waiting outside of Tiller’s church, shot him as Tiller handed out community bulletins to church members.
“True heroism is minutes, hours, weeks, year upon year of the quiet, precise, judicious exercise of probity and care with no one there to see or cheer. This is the world.” -David Foster Wallace
Feminist Coming Out Day was started in 2010 at Harvard University, when a queer student group and feminist club teamed up to spread awareness about gender equality. Co-founded by Lena Chen (of Sex and the Ivy and the ch!cktionary fame) the groups were “inspired by National Coming Out Day, a holiday which encourages awareness of […]
I talk a lot about abortion on my blog. One of the absolutely most rewarding things about my (unpaid) work on STFU has been the people who’ve written to me saying, “I used to be against abortion, but I’ve been reading your blog and now I understand. I am pro-choice.”
Veiled threats, behind the veil, women who veil, unveiling the Middle East. Today we’re going to talk about veils, known colloquially as a hijab. How much political hubris a piece of fabric holds, how many assumptions, both cultural and religious, can be built into a loose cotton weave and just why are people so intrigued […]
I’ve never been a girl who plans her wedding or thinks about having kids. After proclaiming myself a feminist in sixth grade, I looked down at my peers who planned their domestic future all through high school and college; especially after I learned how the patriarchy and consumerism dominate momentous events like having a baby, […]
With the recent challenges to abortion laws and availability in the United States, we cannot forget the importance of having access to safe, legal abortions. What women must suffer through to procure an illegal abortion is appalling, and is wonderfully depicted in the 2007 Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, directed by […]
I recently watched a really strange horror film called Dumplings. The movie is all about women, abortion, the pressure women feel to look young, and because this is horror it’s also about cannibalism. Dumplings can be found on Netflix instant in two different forms, as the 40 minute short film in “3 Extremes” and as […]