Culture

American Apparel Answers Back

I'm the type of person who likes to think of themselves as flying under the radar. So you can imagine my surprise when I woke up yesterday to find an email from American Apparel in reference to my blog post from Wednesday. I'll include... Read more »

The War on Choice When Life is Chosen (Eight Times)

This week, an unnamed woman gave birth to eight children after recieving fertility treatment.  As details of her background surface, so does criticism and questions about her choice to raise a total of fourteen young children. Read more »

The Feminization of Medicine

A visit to two doctors - one female, one male - stirs up some interesting research on how women are changing the face of medicine.  Thank goodness. Read more »

Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Disgust

Today started, like so many others, with criticism of a new American Apparel ad sweeping the feminist blogosphere.    However... Read more »

Chickipedia: It's where the Chicks are at!

From Frau Sally Benz comes the news of the latest "pedia" creation--Chickipedia! What is Chickipedia you ask? According to it's about page: Chickipedia is the world's largest web-based, women-based, wiki-based database of hot chicks on the planet. It is entirely user generated, making it the... Read more »

Figuring Out Figure Skating

A Christmas gift sends me to the US Women's Figure Skating Championship and into a swirling confusion of how we raise our girl athletes. Read more »

(Re)Thinking Walking: A Collaboration

My really good friend and fellow Chicana blogger, brownfemipower, is hosting a collaboration at her blog, Flip Flopping Joy, with fellow amazing media maker, Jess Hoffman (of make/shift fame). Their collaboration is called (Re)Thinking Walking and centers ways that we can build new worlds through... Read more »

Star Trek Barbies: Fanboys Freak Out about Girlie Space Toys

                        There are a gadzillion reasons why I'm not a fan of Barbie dolls, and they all apply to the new Lt. Uhura doll, part of Mattel's upcoming Barbie Doll line being released in conjunction with J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek film.  But there's also a hilariously awesome reason to... Read more »

Shot through the vagina, and Rock of Love Bus is to blame.

Just in case you are tired out from celebrating Obama's inauguration today (although if you aren't tired of celebrating you should totally watch this video) we thought we would bring you a little diversion. So let's take a minute and think... Read more »

Celebrating MLK while in the middle of history

It’s so interesting to listen to this last speech of MLK’s right now, while we’re in the middle of the time we’re in. It’s interesting how similar the message MLK is giving to Obama’s–and many people are making quite a show of connecting the two (ahem,... Read more »

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. 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,...

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She-Hulk, Attorney at Law: She's Mean, She's Green, and She Believes in Due Process

Avenger. Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Member of the Fantastic Four. Read more »

Know & Tell: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »