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An Artistic Path of Healing and Resistance

A commentary on the way women and girls experience violence worldwide, Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art is an exhibit of work by thirty contemporary artists currently on display at Art Works for Change in Oslo, Norway.

Family road trip...To the NOW Conference

This Father's Day weekend was spent in Indianapolis so that I could attend the National NOW Conference.

First - If you know my husband, my daughter's father, can you tell him what an awesome guy he is for agreeing to this? It's one thing to support my feminist outings, it's another to say, "Sure, let's go to the conference together." He also finally joined NOW so he can check out some...

Pride Worldwide

Enjoy This Photo Collection of Pride Events Around The World!

I Can Has Feminizm?

It’s Saturday again, so hit the mute button on those cartoons, put down your bowl of fruit loops, and get ready for some feminist LOL-ing!

Our first feminist kitteh took a peek at Annalee’s blog post, The New York Times “Reaches Out to Heavier Young Women.” She didn’t like what the Gray Lady had to say about fat acceptance, either:

And speaking of...

Bitch Tapes: Summertime, and the Living

It’s nearly officially summer, and in the Northwest, the sun takes its sweet time getting here and staying for the season. So, for those that need some help getting into the summertime mood, or just want a soundtrack for the season, here are some literal and figurative songs about summer, warm weather, and their varied effects on us.

Are Questions about Feminism Being Obsolete Obsolete?

CNN: The Most Boring Name in Yesterday's News

The New York Times “Reaches Out to Heavier Young Women”

Wednesday's New York Times Fashion & Style section featured an article on the recent "outpouring of fashions aimed at trend-driven, round-figured teenagers and young women." Round-figured? Outpouring? Is that model in the frozen food section of a grocery store?

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How my dad made me the feminist I am

Despite all the news of daughters making dads liberal and/or feminist, I freely admit that my dad was key to my development as a feminist.

It's ironic because he's such an old school Mexican man. He grew up in Mexico and immigrated here when he was a teen. He didn't think it was proper for me to hang out with my friends who were boys when I had a boyfriend. He's actually pretty...

Douchebag Decree: For a Few Republicans, Racist Jokes Are the Life of the Party


This nice weather must be putting me in a good mood because I had a hard time figuring out who I was going to write this week’s Douchebag Decree about. Then I found Rusty DePass, a former chairman of the South Carolina Election Commission and proud Republican activist. He garnered national attention a few days ago after posting a comment on his Facebook page calling an escaped...

Where Have All the Riot Grrrls Gone? Pop Music and “Post-Feminism”

There was a pretty interesting article in yesterday's Houston Chronicle about some of today's female pop stars. The author, Steve Haruch, describes how candy pop acts like The Veronicas, Katy Perry, and Lady GaGa are consistently referred to as "post-feminist" by the media without there being much evidence for the claim (save for perhaps some glitter and a song about faux-lesianism).