Culture

Attacks on Gaza

I was going to post today about how I got the Wii Fitness for Christmas and what my thoughts were. But today, the only thing I can think about and post about is what is happening in the Gaza strip right now. Two days after Christmas, the Israeli government began military strikes against Gaza.... Read more »

Give a Gift of Justice!

One of the great things about the intersection of new media and feminism is that we (consumers and creators of media) are able to learn more about the efforts to improve women's lives and have unprecedented accessibility AND ability to assist organizations in need. As the holiday season continues,... Read more »

Your Feminist Wallet

When buying gifts for children, how do you avoid the pink and blue stereotypes? Read more »

The Wii Fit and Healthy Skeptism

One of the biggest gifts this year in the arena of ‘sports/exercise’ is the Wii Fit. It is billed as a game and an exercise space, only better, and it’s virtually impossible to find. You can do everything from yoga to table balancing and apparently so many people are into it, a new affliction... Read more »

Supporting Movement Friday

This Friday, in an effort to promote thought about how to support women and movement (and/or sports/exercise) in a meaningful, fully inclusive, liberatory manner, I want to point to Maria Tallchief. Tallchief is the first Native American woman who ‘made it’ as an internationally recognized... Read more »

Women of Color Activism: Buy the Speak! Album

via Ms. Crip Chick I had the honor of joining radical women of color (many of who are your favorite bloggers, BrownFemiPower, Black Amazon, Little Light, Mamita Mala, Sudy, Nadia, and sooo many more) in putting together an amazing album that chronicles experiences around struggle, love, motherhood... Read more »

Power Pack: Beyonce Knowles

  OK, first things first. I love Beyonce. There is no point in me pretending otherwise. I think she is an amazing performer and I totally heart her catchy dance jams. But there is more to Beyonce than a solid hook and a hot ass, and it's time we all took a moment to recognize. Though her name may... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: The Monie's in the Middle

Climb aboard our little time-traveling contraption and set the dial to the year 1990, friends, because we are going on a little ride to the past. Of course, 1990 isn’t all that long ago—one could barely consider it history in most cases—but keep in mind that in hip-hop years, two decades is... Read more »

Responding to, "Can You Love God AND Feminism?"

An interesting question came across the feminist blogosphere, "Can you love God and feminism?"  Touching on the most sensitive intersection of feminism - religion - here are some thoughts. Read more »

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In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. 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 »