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Feminism

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FeMOMism and My Three Year Old Love Letter to Elisabeth Badinter

July 9, 2015 |

Please welcome new guest writer Chachi Bobinks with a fantastic article on the dangers of a “one true way” feminism.

I used to hate the word “feminism.”

Coming from an ultra-conservative, impoverished community nestled in the rolling hills of the Central … Read More

Staceyann Chin

February 27, 2015 |

Today in this week’s “these people are amazing,” Staceyann Chin and her daughter Zuri:

 

 

Their Living Room Protest on consent and body autonomy is so, so wonderful. They have other Living Room Protests that are equally wonderful:

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Why Ester Bloom Needs The Biggest Best Privilege Check Ever

February 18, 2015 | | 3 Comments

Quick catch up time: Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show, which leaves them in want of a new host. A lot of people championed Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams for the job. Her response was “Thanks, but no … Read More

Enough Already With The Fifty Shades Hate

February 6, 2015 | | One Comment

(trigger warning: rape and non-consent concepts discussed)

Indulge me a short rant.

I agree with everyone. Fifty Shades of Grey is a terrible book. It’s poorly written fan fiction of another terrible book.

The characters are insipid, the language is anything but sexy, … Read More

All Out of Words.

October 22, 2014 |

I want to write words today. I want to write words that mean something, about mental illness and feminism and how to love yourself when it seems like no one else does.

I want to write the kind of words … Read More

Why I’m Still Attending PAX

August 20, 2014 |

I thought a lot about whether or not it was ethical for me to return to PAX this year. I’m not a huge fan of misogynistic bro-dudes that use their status to bully already marginalized populations, and I’m starting to … Read More

Interview with the Reluctant Femme

August 8, 2014 |

Today I was lucky enough to be granted an interview with the fabulous Cassie. She’s the author of both the Reluctant Femme and Brainy Femme blogs, as well as a jewelry designer. Her creations are fantastically feminist and geeky. I’m thrilled … Read More

Bullying the Gamer Girl

July 17, 2014 |

I posted this a couple years ago on my old (now defunct) blog.Still, another busy week means another flashback post, and this is one of my favorites.  

In 2009 I attended the 1st Annual Discworld Convention. … Read More

Hobby Lobby and Birth Control: Just Give Us Universal Health Care

July 4, 2014 | | One Comment

I should subtitle this article “on the oh so tired rage I feel today.”

On June 30th the Supreme Court ruled in a case called Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby. The gist of the ruling is that Hobby Lobby, and other … Read More

BioPhobia

July 3, 2014 | | 19 Comments

Last week BioWare released information on a party member appearing in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Dorian is a mage, he’s from Tevinter, and he’s gay.

While there have been gay characters in the franchise, this is the first time BioWare has … Read More