social justice

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 »

Your Feminist Wallet

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

A Time for Rape, A Time for Voice

*Please be warned that this post and the links included may be triggering as they contain graphic imagery and details of sexual violence.* 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 »

Speaking of Fat Girls

Kate Harding over at Shapely Prose (http://kateharding.net/2008/12/09/dear-oprah/) has a fabulous response to Oprah and her latest efforts at losing weight (http://www.omagazine.info/). That's all that happened here. You got fatter. You're still one of the most accomplished women on the planet.... Read more »

Fat girls don't do that!

So, let's get the confessionals out of the way. I'm fat. Normally, I could give a shit if I'm fat or skinny--I function much along the same lines as Rosie O'Donnell when she said she simply doesn't pay attention to her body enough to know if she is fat or skinny or a spaghetti noodle. I'm the... 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 »

Sean Avery and Jon Favreau: Comparing the NHL and the Obama Administration

 NHL player Sean Avery was recently suspended for six games for making disrespectful comments about his former girlfriends while Jon Favreau, the chief... Read more »

Health and Empowerment

Quit grabbing your loopy straps and wearing the wrong fit bra.  There may be more at stake than you think. Read more »

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Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »