Be Wary of 'Sex Worker Voices'

Camille Henrot, My Anaconda Don’t  ...more

In a Stereotypical World, My Role is Not the Model

Our days begin early in a foggy routine, long before the sun rises on a school day. We don’t say much, we usually just chat about the weather. But this morning, mere minutes before my teenager ran out the door to catch the school bus, he said he was having trouble with the fight of feminism. Really? That was an eye-opening interlude from the protein shake to good-bye. ...more

I'm a Womanist, not a Feminist

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. I wrote my 5-year-old daughter a poignant note on the back of a watercolored card I painted for her, which said: “believe in your dreams.” Between my daily musings urging her to smile and be kind, I urged her to celebrate being a beautiful, smart little woman. Not because she is able to comprehend the power of womanhood now, but because one day, all my messages to her together may resonate loud enough to trump the other noise. ...more

Who Run this Motha? Why we need to rally behind Hillary Clinton.

The year is 1984.  A twelve year-old me stands beside her mom in a labor temple in a small Midwestern city on a chilly fall night.  The excitement is palpable.  We wait for hours to get a glimpse of the person who could become the first woman Vice-President of the United States—to maybe even ...more

5 Things Hillary Should Do After New Hampshire

None of us is surprised that Hillary Clinton lost in New Hampshire. The polls and pundits have been predicting this for weeks. So it's done. What's next? As a very strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, this is what I think she ought to do next....more

New Moon Musings..It's Not That Complicated

 I love both Hillary and Bernie. I've contributed to both. I'll vote for whoever wins the nomination. What I don't like is the vitriol between progressives. Now there's a problem between older and younger feminists....more

Feminism Unplugged

I recently had the opportunity to speak with the Editor of Hurt2Healing Magazine, Ebony S. Muhammad, on a subject that I hold near to my heart. A movement that has always rested on its feet, in my day to day living, while it remains a prevalent topic of discussion. Full interview here: Feminism and the feminist movement. Feminism the movement...more

Do Women Talk More Than Men?

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Polishing the Pearl: Let's Talk About Female Masturbation

"When I'm good, I'm very good, and when I'm bad, I'm better." -Mae WestJerking off. Whacking off. Whippin the bishop. Spanking the monkey, walking the dog, shucking the corn. Beating it, badgering the witness, jerkin the gherkin, bashing the candle, beating the meat, choking the chicken. And those are just the ones I could think of offhand—the lists I found on the internet are endless (and often disturbing, in case you’re wondering).One site boasted a list of 1,000 different ways to refer to a man playing 5-on-1....more
curtain twitching??? haha.more

Going Make-up Commando Is Not Brave

I just saw a story on the internet praising some model who "braved" snapping a make-up free selfie and tweeting it for all the world to see.  Woohoo.  For some reason, that headline irked the heck out of me.  I've seen it before.  Susan Sarandon plays a role sans make-up. Reese Witherspoon lets herself be seen plain-faced in Wild.  Whatever.  Does anyone believe that models and movie stars wake up without face wrinkles and bad breath?...more
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