50% Feminist / 50% To Be Determined

I don't think there is a word for a woman like me.       Recently I came across a popular illustration on a young woman's web-site who proudly stated that she is a feminist....more

Contest: What would you chant on the "Mommy Strike" picket line?

Last week I posted a story about how the birth rate is slowing down around the world, and how this in part relates to a kind of International Mommy Strike. (Studies show that when women are giving more support for working and raising families, the birth rate goes up closer to “replacement levels.”) If you’re still confused, read the story....more

Bad Feminist Confessions: “I Just Wish I Could Be Thin.”

Despite what I’ve written about how the beauty ideal harms people (especially young women), I find it a lot easier to not judge others by the way they look than to avoid judging myself. Since I don’t admit on my blog that I, too, get bothered by weight gain or that I feel guilty when I don’t exercise, it’s no wonder that other people get the impression I have “great self-confidence.” Don’t get me wrong -- I do think my body image is better than it’s ever been before in my life and I’ve never been less fixated on my appearance. Still, that doesn’t mean I don’t also have plenty of days when I wake up feeling … well, fat. ...more
Great post!  I had a terribe body image when young (what I wouldn't give for that body now!) and ...more

Feminism - You're Doing it Wrong

"The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone. You don’t argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn’t eat candy for dinner. You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don’t argue when a women tells you she’s only making 80 cents to your dollar. It’s the path of least resistance....more

I think you just summed up sentiments! Women still have a long way to go. Just this past week ...more

Taking Back Feminist

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Latest Trends in Noncompliant Church Garb

According to the major news outlets the other day, parents are up in arms about Ambercrombie and Fitch's new tween swimsuit featuring a padded bra.  I would be up in arms about this, too, if I was trying to outfit a tween in swimwear....more

Latest Trends in Noncompliant Church Garb

According to the major news outlets yesterday, parents are up in arms about Ambercrombie and Fitch's new tween swimsuit featuring a padded bra.  I would be up in arms about this, too, if I was trying to outfit a tween in swimwear....more

America's First Woman Writer (The Story Behind the Photograph)

(to see the photographs that illustrate this post, click on my blog "A Rolling Crone" below:) http://arollingcrone.blogspot.com/ One of the categories of antique photographs that I collect is photos of paintings, especially portraits. Photography began in 1839 with the daguerreotype process, and many Americans quickly went to a photographer’s studio carrying a painting of a deceased relative—for how else would future generations remember the face of their ancestor? ...more

Fighting for Feminine Professions: Why We Don't ALL Have to Work at VOGUE

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That is so true, Anita. The fact that we currently make up more than 40% of the workforce in the ...more