Feminists Fighting for WikiLeaks

Today's arrest of Julian Assange on rape charges is being framed by many people as a conflict between feminism and free speech. I support WikiLeaks and ALL the people who worked to create and maintain it, because it's important political work. I'm very concerned that once Assange enters the court system he will not be treated fairly. ...more

I think it's important to remember 2 things in the feminist/Wikileaks controversy: 1) that the ...more

State of Our Unions Report; Yet another tool in the War against Women

So I am surfing ye olde interwebs while listening to my "remember the 80's" music channel - cause I loves me some Whitensake served side by side to Bronski Beat, when I head on over to CNN to catch up on the American news. ...more

Not-so-New Right Wing Women

By Abby Scher, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more

What would a feminist chanukah story look like?

There is the Hebrew School Chanukah, where the Macabees are guerrilla fighters leading an uprising in the name of liberty (kind of like George Washington) and then there is the other Chanukah, the civil war Chanukah, where Jews killed other Jews for religious reasons, but also for political ones.  There is also the Rabbi’s Chanukah, where the oil  lasted for eight days....more

Buy 3 Moms, Get 1 Free!

 As you may have heard, women still make only 77 cents on every dollar a man earns, and in recent years, progress on closing the pay gap has nearly ground to a halt....more

"Despite the 40-year-old demand for women's equal pay, millions of wives still choose to have no ...more

Returning To Myself: A Critique of Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls"

I finally saw For Colored Girls yesterday with ambivalence.  I had promised myself that I would not go, that I would not give Tyler Perry another 8 of my dollars, that I would not subject myself to false images of myself, and that I would hold on to the For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf that I knew and fell in love with by...more

Faith and Feminism Writing Group

I am looking to start a writing group for writers on the topics of faith/spirituality/religion and feminism - very broadly defined. I envision the group as mostly a place to regularly submit ideas and drafts for feedback. And the possibility for collaboration with like minder writers. ...more

I would welcome feedback on my mother-daughter dialogues,
Becoming ...more

I Am a Female Director; I Am a Workhorse

Confession: I hate articles about the lack of female directors and sexism in Hollywood. Not because I'm not a feminist, not because I didn't read Blink like it was a light in the dark, and not because I haven't experienced sexism in Hollywood. But because I know the truth about me -- If I don't make it, it will be my income level that's the root cause, not what's in my pants. ...more

I read some posts on your blog and I saw your strong on your equality angle. I get that and I ...more

(Un)Tangled Disney Princess Story Lines

www.TheFeministBride.comDisney’s princess plots are more predictable than a woman’s period.Scene from the movie "Tangled," Disney.comGirl is oppressed (by magic, evil villain, or station in life), girl decides to challenge adversity, girl meets vagabond boy en route, cue adorable magical or animal sidekick, boy and girl conquer evil villain, boy and girl marry and the live happily ever after. The End....more

Why I'm Not Sad My Daughter Punched a Little Boy in the Privates

I looked at the now-pale face of the young lady in charge as I ripped up the report. "I'm not signing this, and unless you want me to start a stink about why you let my daughter be the recipient of sexual harassment on your premises, you will not only write up that boy but you will make sure that his family understands that if it ever happens again and he is allowed back here, I will report you." ...more
weazie  It's your parents' fault that nothing happened to that fourth grader, assuming they were ...more