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

Abortion Politics in Young Adult Lit: Unwind

They say that the abortion wars could not get worse. I beg to counter this statement, given my recent read of Neal Shusterman’s Unwind. The book takes place in the dystopian future. The second Civil War in the United States is the Abortion Wars between the Life Army and the Choice Brigade (the third group is the US military). While society seems fine—things are amiss....more

It's such a provocative book. I think that the next time I teach Gender and Politics, I'm going ...more

Is Feminism Frivolous?

On occasion, I stumble upon blogs or articles written by other conservative women that remind me that I'm not alone. Today, I found "An open letter to the feminist movement," by college student, Betsy Woodruff, at Hillsdale College.Woodruff presents several valid points that I've often made. Namely, that feminism might be worth it if they didn't engage in such frivolous fights. She writes:...more

Saying yes for the sake of pleasure

As therapist and holistic sex educator Gina Ogden, Ph.D., writes in Women Who Love Sex,  there is a curious paradox in our culture about women’s sexuality: "While there is increasing encouragement for women to say ‘No’ to abuse and violence, there is still virtually no broad-based encouragement to say ‘Yes’ to pleasure”(xi)....more

How Scandal Can Inspire Gender Equality

There is a lot out there on the gender equality issue in politics and business, including the issue that there aren’t enough women, moms or not, in high level positions....more

Where are all the feminist fashion bloggers?

We have tech, business and spiritual bloggers who are proudly feminist, but who is claiming the title of feminist fashion blogger? I know what you're thinking - the fashion industry is known for exploiting women and encouraging eating disorders, not to mention actively promoting heinous photoshop work. But, if you look outside of the industry, you'll see women who love pretty clothes and kicking ass while wearing them, no matter where they work their day jobs....more

Anne Koedt, Author of "The Myth of Vaginal Orgasm"

Anne Koedt was part of the radical feminist movement in New York in the 60's and 70's. In 1970 she wrote an article that, like a shot, became the "the feminist words that were heard all over the world". It was entitled "The Myth of Vaginal Orgasm." ...more
wdteagueiii  I wish she could. Mata passed away earlier this year. We miss her very ...more