I Spent A Year Watching Rom Coms & This Is The... →
“To say that the romantic comedies of the last decade have been noticeably sexist and regressive is an understatement.” “They teach us that men are sex-crazed, commitment-phobic animals who have to be manipulated into romantic relationships, and that when a man really loves a woman, he’ll demonstrate his feelings with grand gestures that barely skirt the line between...
Teen Dating Violence Links →
Via Melissa Harris Perry
Insecurity, Acceptance, Activism, & Cultural...
I would watch Whitney’s funeral, but I want to watch 80 minutes of Up with Chris Hayes and 80 minutes of Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC (that’s after subtracting for the commercials I fast forward). I did see Kevin Costner’s speech though, and it was touching. I love that he spoke about insecurity the way he did. This isn’t something that just affects famous people, or even...
I'm Not OK with Chris Brown Performing at the... →
“The message we sent to young women was unmistakable: You are powerless. You are worthless. You will be a victim, and that will be okay with us.” “We will easily forgive a person who victimizes you. We are able to look beyond the fact that you were treated as less than human, that a bigger, stronger person decided to resolve a conflict with you through violence. We know it...
On Menopause: Men Know Nothing. It's Time to... →
“But my being unhelpful and remote with my mother was mainly tied to what I see as a major issue in the fight for gender equality: the way our society protects men from knowing or caring about women’s reproductive health and frankly, their health in general.” ”My friend Lena, who reached menopause a few months ago, joked with me, “If you know a menopausal woman, just run...
Dear White America- on ignorance & white privilege →
Online Feminism's Big Win Against Komen for the... →
jessicavalenti: My latest at The Nation.
Twitter Handles for Superbowl Advertisers. →
Tweet @ these handles #NotBuyingIt if you see a sexist or otherwise offensive commercial during the superbowl! We need to talk back to the media.
The Breakdown: Is Syria on the Brink of... →
In light of today’s China/Russia veto of the UN resolution to address the government slaughter of the Syrian people, Chris Hayes has reposted his AUDIO breakdown of what’s happening in Syria. (It’s from June, but gives some good background.)
Why the Komen/Planned Parenthood break-up, while... →
“With the fresh exposure of that philosophy’s limitations and hypocrises, feminists now have a valuable object lesson. We should realize that activists who compartmentalize between “innocent” causes and the radical struggle ultimately undermine the movement. They cede to our opponents the assumption that women’s bodies can be regulated at all and abstain from critical conversations about the...