Tag Archives: Feminism

What’s Your Feminist Tree? Giving thanks to your feminist roots and spreading your feminist branches: #myfem2tree Tweetchat Thu, Oct 16, 1pm EST

TweetWho inspired your feminism? Was it your grandmother who awakened you to the inequalities women and girls face? Was it your mom who led by example? Perhaps a teacher who grew into a mentor? Maybe it was the work of an author you never met, like Bell Hooks’s Feminism is for everyone. Maybe it was more recent, like the speech from [...]
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The Beyonce Effect: How Feminist Pop Culture is Breaking Down Barriers

TweetRoxane Gay over at The Guardian is upset that pretty pop stars are the new faces of feminism. In an op-ed ran Friday she expressed her great frustration that Beyoncé and the like are needed as celebrity endorsements because – it shouldn’t be that way. Shoulds and shouldn’ts aside, feminism coming to the masses via [...]
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Clothing Optional: Revenge Porn Without The Nudity

TweetIt started with a book. Or maybe with a book review. Going with chronology: one fall break, I wandered into a D.C. bookstore that was packed tight with volumes. They stretched to the ceiling and were double-stacked in front of cases. In one corner, I found a musty, esoteric title that pushed my pulse to [...]
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Don’t Forget About Dre

TweetJanay Rice was beaten in public by Ray Rice, and the top commentaries in social media in Los Angeles are: Why did she stay? and: The white cop got to beat Marlene Pinnock and keep his job—so why can’t Rice play ball? The fields of sports and music have long and inglorious histories of beating [...]
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Why real men do hit women

TweetRecently, a video was released by TMZ (who else?), apparently showing an American sports star knocking his female partner unconscious. I’m not going to be specific here – the woman involved doesn’t need any more Google hits to her name and, besides, even if you don’t know who I’m talking about, the situation could easily [...]
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