Ms. Opinionated: My Friend's "Personal Brand" Is An Ableist Slur

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist values—... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

  Rise and shine! It’s time to check out some of our favorite recent reads and wish a happy birthday to Dolores Huerta! Did you see that Miley Cyrus video and her quest... Read more »

TV's Manhattan Myth: Do Single Women Have to Live in New York to be Successful?

  Ever since The Mary Tyler Moore Show debuted in 1970, young, independent single women on TV have flocked to the cities to pursue their careers. But Mary Tyler Moore made it big in Minneapolis. In more recent single lady sitcoms—Cagney & LaceyLiving... Read more »

Visi(bi)lity: The L Word

In the comments of Wednesday’s post, Anita pointed out that Queer As Folk is not the only Showtime program that struggles in its depiction of bisexuality. When... Read more »

On Our Radar

Bringing you fine, feminist work from around the web! Bitch YA Blogger Jessica Stites follows up on... Read more »

The Master's Memes: Privilege Denying Dude Tumblr Shuts Down

"I know what racial oppression feels like... my ancestors were Irish." "Assuming I have male privilege.... is sexist." If you missed out on the short-lived but prolific Tumblr page of Privilege Denying Dude (a series of images that used a stock photo of a white dude sandwiched with all-too-familiar... Read more »

Push(back) at the Intersections: Centering Concerns

This domination of narratives with one narrative, one story, one set of concerns, is an incredibly destructive dynamic in feminism. And it plays out in discussions about pop culture in a major way. When people in nondominant groups challenge much-beloved popular culture, they encounter a lot of... Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: Bursting Bubbles

It was oddly apropos to be mulling over the idea of social bubbles over bubble tea. Totally unplanned, though (as was the choking on a tapioca pearl). A friend and I were discussing the need to stop accepting online culture as the status quo. It's exclusive and exclusionary, with its own language,... Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: What Comes from Questioning the Value of College?

Photo by Lou FCD Lately, there's been a lot of talk (recession... Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: The Beltway Brat Pack

I read the New York Time's recent piece on Obama's young staffers with avid interest. I confess that the human dimension of political clout (and how it's gained and wielded) fascinates me endlessly. The... Read more »