Tag Archives: Books

When Things Go Haywire, Send in the Women

TweetI’m obsessed with female leaders and their portrayal in entertainment. Are great women leaders seen as ruthless? Sexy? Brittle and sarcastic? Or are they kind, but firm, leading through inspiration instead of intimidation. For me, creating a compelling female character is tricky. Too many portrayals of women in popular culture repeat outdated stereotypes or reinforce [...]
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Brave little girls: I know you are, but what am I?

TweetI was sitting in my sewing room, feeling pretty childish for crying over a sexist Facebook thread, when I decided it was time to re-evaluate some things. I feel like I’ve reached that good, comfy part of feminism. I am confident, strong, intense, unafraid. I’ve read some stuff and changed some minds. I’ve learned to [...]
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On “Guyland,” and how Michael Kimmel has some catching up to do

TweetToday I finished reading Michael Kimmel’s book Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. I wrote a previous post calling out Kimmel for his failure to speak out for women as valuable human beings, blaming this failure primarily on his choice to narrate his book from the perspective of the (awful) men he’s depicting. [...]
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‘On the Road’ with a feminist

Tweet Last week I took myself out on a date to see On the Road, the movie based on Kerouac’s novel of the same title. I read the book this past year while I was in France, and I really liked it. I mean, I’m obsessed with traveling and rambling kooky prose so, how could I [...]
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Craigslist and accepting myself as a woman living alone

TweetI might as well say it out loud.  I sometimes date men off of Craigslist.  It a mixed-bag of cock and ab pics, men who are looking for sex-only relationships, kink, and men who are looking for ltrs (long term relationships). Recently, I posted an ad, looking for a brotherly type man to hang out [...]
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