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Fat Activism Gone Right... or Wrong?

What do Beth Ditto, Club Bounce, and "More to Love" have in common? Fierce and fabulous fatness, of course!

Adventures In Feministory: Cherrie Moraga

Cherrie Moraga is featured in this week's Adventures In Feministory because she is one of the most influential and visible Latina feminists of our time. Moraga revolutionized the feminist movement in 1981 with the release of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color, a collection she co-edited with Gloria Anzaldua. She is a writer, a lesbian, an editor a poet and an...

Gossip About Gossip Girl

Like a feminist moth to a vapid, materialistic flame, I am drawn to Gossip Girl. I know it's kind of ridiculous, but sometimes I like that in a television show. Besides, I think they push the envelope in a positive way from time to time when it comes to sexuality and gender politics. (Right? RIGHT?!?) However, even the Gossip Girl fan in me did a double take when I saw this Rolling Stone cover...

I Just Love Bratmobile: A Video Roundup



So, I know that I talk about Bratmobile all the time (this is not my first time using the “bratmobile” tag), but I really can’t emphasize enough how large of a role they played in my understanding of feminism and general personal development.

Read more of my gushing and watch some awesome videos after the jump!

Got a Problem? Blame it on Feminism!

From alcohol abuse among girls to the destruction of Israel, the big bad feminism is apparently the root of all evil.  Most recently, feminism has become the scapegoat for the victim blaming surrounding the Rihanna/Chris Brown domestic violence case.  Really.

Yippee-ki-yi-yay, it's a Weekend Roundup!

Here are a few important items that were brought to our attention via the over the weekend. Read on and give us your thoughts!

- Save the Guelph Women's Studies department!

The University of Guelph in Canada is threatening to close the doors on its Women's Studies department. For shame! Click here to read the Feministing article on this topic, and here to...

BitchTapes: Portland Style

Portland is a mecca of greatness. The city claims the Bitch offices, more coffee shops than you can shake a stick at, bicyclists galore and tons of musicians. Some better-known Portland acts include M. Ward, The Shins, Spoon and The Decemberists. But woe unto you if you think the Portland music scene ends there. There’s much more to be heard!

The dark and the delicate work of Jessie Rose Vala

Artist Jessie Rose Vala, based in Portland, Oregon, has a way of mixing utterly beautiful graphite detail with dark, often mythological narratives. I first saw her work at Motel Gallery for the exhibition: The Tortuous Veil. In it, Vala explores the archetypes of the vampire, werewolf, zombie and shape-shifter, using them as metaphors for our own over consumption, complacency, mob...

Goodbye Battlestar Galactica. You'll be frakkin' missed.

Friday nights are going to be odd without Battlestar Galactica. Yes. You read right. I'm a huge fan of the show (in case you couldn't tell by the first sentence of this post). One of the most consistently well-written and acted shows I've ever seen, Battlestar signed off last week in an epic two-hour finale. While I have mixed feelings about the finale itself, I nevertheless will...

Douchebag Decree: Larry Summers, Back in Action!

Larry Summers and I go way back. He first caught my attention back in 2005 while we were both living in Boston and he, while serving as the President of Harvard University (hold your applause), said in public that the reason why we don’t see as many women as men in the fields of math and science is perhaps because they lack an innate talent in those fields.  Oh boy.  Now he’s back...