4 Myths About the Million Mask March

 You know all those people in all those major cities across the world who put on Guy Fawkes masks and marched around and protested government oppression yesterday?  ...more

Plastic Surgery Apps for Kids: Fat-Shaming-App-Gate.

**Update 1**iTunes & Google Play have removed the Plastic Surgery for Barbara app!!!...more
Denise I know, terrible. I forwarded a copy of the letter to iTunes and ask them to please try ...more

Walmart Trunks

"I am so sorry," I repeated for maybe the fortieth time as Mike and I walked through the automatic doors of a store we both didn't want to enter."No, hon, I'm sorry. I know how you feel about this place," Mike also repeated. We walked through the store briskly, wasting no time browsing. Ours was a get-in-and-get-out mission....more

No Sacred Cows

I’ve been at this blogger-activist thing less than a year, but I know I’ve said it more than once: I strongly believe we have to hold ourselves and our allies to the same standards we do our opponents. This means we can’t allow ourselves to place anyone on a pedestal where criticism can’t reach them, and we can't sweep bad behavior under the proverbial rug....more

How far are you willing to go?

What will be the most effective way to help?  I want to help?Nicky CooneyBefore becoming an advocate of any cause you have to make sure you know who you are and why you're there.  If it's because  you're angry as a result of a personal experience, watch your step because you can be heading towards a reactionary campaign, which is as a matter of fact,  not so effective....more

It's Take Back the Streets Week!

A few weeks ago, I spoke about street harassment with a group of 16-year-old feminist bloggers in a seminar class taught by high school teacher and feminist activist Ileana Jiménez. Each student had a recent story to share. ...more

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday

If you feel like shopping today, might I point you to the Ladies Making Comics aStore? If you don’t or just want a reminder that not everyone’s in a capitalist frenzy, here’s a few comics that have a social conscience by ladies.  I’ve linked to WorldCat so you might find them in a local library....more

I Made a Town Meeting Gasp

I'm not the kind that plays for attention. In the background is where I feel comfortable; my husband and children say I even wear mouse-coloured clothes. My mouth is not fast, or loud. But yesterday I stood up at a town meeting and made the room gasp....more
@CelloMom On Cars I agree with you, I've never rode with a helmet for all the reasons you like ...more