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Euro-time is Gonna Come

Last night I had the distinct pleasure of watching my Dallas Mavericks polish off the San Antonio Spurs in Round One of the Western Conference playoffs. The Mavs won the... Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban, surmounted with an uncouth sunbonnet, march deliberately into the church, walk with the air of a queen up the aisle, and take her seat upon the pulpit steps. A buzz of... Read more »

Performing Inspiration in a Tough Economy

While being a musical vagabond is in Ani DiFranco's blood, the changing face of the music industry in a sinking economy has made touring for this feminist icon a financial necessity. Read more »

Guerilla Style

Just a reminder that our fourth and final lecture series is tonight! Visiting Guerilla Girl "Käthe Kollwitz" will speak on sexism in the art world and upcoming projects for the Guerilla Girls. Event sponsor the Willamette... Read more »

The Skinny on Miss Universe Skinny-ism

The Daily Beast posted a video today of Australian pageant contestant Stephanie Naumoska talking with Diane Sawyer about audience reactions to her physique (which is quite thin). Is it skinny-ism? Is that even a thing? Watch the video and let’s... Read more »

A Bitch in Black Round-Up

 Mike Tyson’s “confession”, The Pocketbook Monologues, un-beweavable Oprah, Pulitzer winners, and Farai Chideya’s “Kiss..”… Remember back in the day when a group of black ministers rallied in support of Mike Tyson when he was accused (and later, convicted) of raping a black... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory Presents: Know Your Feminist Theorists -- Sandra Lipsitz Bem

Today I'd like to introduce you to one of my favorite feminists in academia: (*drum roll*) Dr. Sandra Ruth Lipsitz Bem. Bem's wisdom on  the subjects of masculinity, femininity, androgyny and feminist child rearing after the jump. Read more »

Double your standards, double your fun

A couple parting items to chat over between hoops playoffs this weekend... Read more »

Cleats or Ballet Shoes?

Most people, regardless of gender, are born with 206 bones. Experts say human beings have between 640 and 850 muscles (they’re so difficult to count, a precise tally is impossible). Boy, girl, and in-between, we all share the same number of eyes, appendages, nerve endings. We have the same... Read more »

For Realz?: Caucasian America's Next Top Model

Why is it always a race war on America’s Next Top Model?? Natalie, the contestant who got booted this week (upside down at right), has... Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: How I Realized I'm Asexual

Artist Kiku H shares her personal experiences learning what it means to be asexual. Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »