How To Stop Your Son From Objectifying Women

If we want society to stop objectifying women, we must subjectify them. We need to give ourselves 3-dimensionality. We hear that stories about women are "chick flicks" or "they won't make any money."  They are marketed to only women. If we value the female experience so little, why should men value it any more? Damsel in distress, Image Credit: Shutterstock...more
Thank you! It is an idea that has been in my head for awhile. I had to get it out. I just don't ...more

Oregon author publishes book "The Eve Chronicles" by Diane DeVillers

http://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K Check out my author page, under Diane DeVillers and my new paperback book called "The Eve Chronicles". A story based on my journals from the early 80's when I lived in the deep forest of the Wallowa Mountain in Eastern Oregon, doing timber inventory in some of the most remote areas near the notorious Hell's canyon. Check out my author page...more

Shonda Rhimes and Feminism

I have a confession: I am forty-four and I still watch Grey's Anatomy. I haven't missed an episode since it aired. And now that I have cancelled cable and rely on Netflix for my shows, I spend the last hour of my evening -- after my grading is done, kids' homework is checked, kids have been put to bed, bills have been paid, whatever writing I can muster is written -- collapsing on my couch to watch Grey's Anatomy-- from the beginning....more

What is the Bechdel Test?

Developed in 1985 by Alison Bechdel, the Bechdel Test now an important feminist staple when it comes to Western media and pop culture derived from HollyWOOD– which is typically a man’s world. This eye opening test was conceived and published in Bechdel’s comic series called Dykes to Watch Out For in a strip entitled The Rule. For this reason, sometimes this test is also referred to as the Bechdel Rule....more

'No' is a Complete Sentence: So why won't some men accept it?

I've been trying to take a break from my usual snark and sarcastic writing style on the blog this week and trying to keep things positive and respectful.  Given the current state of affairs in our world and also the upcoming holiday (ya know, the one where we’re supposed to be thankful?) I just felt it was appropriate to ease up on humor, silliness and even general bitching or complaining.Ha.  Til now.  ...more

Gotham: A Review

Spoiler alert! Don't read this if you're watching the show and you want to keep it a surprise!...more

South Asian Women: Bamboo in a Hurricane

It is sometimes hard for Westerners to understand why Eastern women are the way they are. They want to know why we don’t just walk away from what seems like a situation we should just walk away from....more
MichelleG.Lathe hank you! Yes it would definitely apply to them, I think it is most certainly an ...more

Righting the Balance: It Doesn’t Stop Here | The Call for More Female Diversity is Loud and Strong

Any woman will tell you that there’s a long way toward equality for women—be it in Hollywood, the boardroom or the art world....more