Originally posted on Week Woman:
Today I got a bit cross. I do that occasionally. I have been watching the non-binary versus feminism wars getting increasingly heated and thinking, one day, I’ll write a considered post on this. It is an important issue that deserves my time and effort – but it is such an…
Originally posted on iwantedwings:
Imagine this: The year is 2014. You are a white Western woman. You wake up in the morning in a comfortably sized house or flat. You have a full or part-time job that enables you to pay your rent or mortgage. You have been to school and maybe even college or…
Patriarchal bargaining must involve, on some level, believing you are an exception. If you do this, this and this (or don’t), you won’t get caught by the paradoxes and ceilings that affect most women. But that’s bullshit. Continue reading
From one frat bro to another, here’s how to “lure rapebait.” Ugh. Continue reading
With a few boxes of passed notes, pictures, cut-outs from teen poetry journals, love letters, tabloid pictures of Angelina Jolie and mid-90s copies of Seventeen and Jane magazines in my parents attic, I’m a just a little bit of a document hoarder, I guess. I hate the ephemeral. So it makes sense that I tend to clip and save little pieces of the Internet. Continue reading
I signed up with Seeking Arrangement in 2010, when I was living in Brooklyn, NY and—due to rent, road trips and too many visits from the weed delivery service—somewhat cash-strapped. But more than that, I was curious. Single for more-or-less the first time since age 17, this was the same time period when I first began blushingly perusing the Craigslist casual encounters ads. I wanted adventure. I wanted money. This seemed like a good way to satisfy both needs.
Memphis-come-Brooklyn blues, dreamy goth ballads and new music from riot grrrrls past. Plus three more amazingly catchy, talented and badass lady musicians and bands. Continue reading
“You know, I know it’s still wrong when women teachers have relationships with male students,” one of the guys at the party said. “Like, I know guys can be traumatized by that, too, or whatever. But I can’t help but think, man, if a young teacher had come on to me when I was 16…..” He trailed off as people laughed. Continue reading
Since I’m currently unemployed, I spend my days “applying for jobs.” Too many days, that means updating my Twitter bio, yelling at my cats and shopping for potential stripper clothes on Target.com. Continue reading
A lot of us have may suspected ourselves, our friends or entire generations of being narcissists—and we’re all probably full of shit. Misguided. Or at least missing the point.
When people have trouble reconciling feminist narratives with their own lives, we should consider that it might be a problem with the narrative, not the individual. Abortion doesn’t have to be the feminist litmus test. People fall for people, not their ages. Solidarity isn’t a given. Sadists aren’t always sexist. Facials aren’t always degrading. Continue reading