And The Men Were Terrified

And now for your viewing pleasure.Introducing…Vintage Anti-Suffrage Postcards.The Society Pages posted these images back in 2012, but I thought they were worth revisiting. All photos are courtesy of Palczewski Postcard Archive at the University of Northern Iowa. These particular postcards are from 1909.Enjoy!...more
These are great, thanks for sharing them.  The vote was a long hard fight, we must always get ...more

The Feminist's Daughter

My mother was a pioneering feminist.  She belonged to NOW and NARAL. She subscribed to Ms. Magazine. She worshiped the goddesses Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan and  Gloria Steinem. When she became a feminist, it changed my life. ...more
What a bold and couirageous move! I am like your mother in very many ways. I played "Free to be ...more

Eight Year Old Girl Believes In Herself

Kiera, my eight year old daughter, saw that I was reading a few articles on feminism this morning. She nodded her head and said, “Ah yes. Womanism.”  So then she stood before me and proudly proclaimed:A boy at school said girls are weak and that we can’t even pick up a pencil.So I picked up HIM.That’s my girl.Read more of my blog at motherhoodismagic.com...more
I applaud you raising a strong girl and spreading your feminism to the next generation. Thanks ...more

Put a lock on it

Several readers have asked me to write about the latest insult to women everywhere: the anti-rape underwear. It's such a ridiculous idea, I thought it might be a prank....more

In a different voice

An excerpted reflection from “Hot Pants, Motorcycles and K Street”Also listen to the Anastasia The Storyteller Radio Show...more

The Equal Rights Amendment

When I was a child the Equal Rights Amendment was a big deal. This is the complete text of the ERA: Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. ...more
U4ERA2015 - I am glad that the ERA has a passionate leader like you. I suggested that people ...more

High Tech Panties Won't Stop Rape

There is currently an Indiegogo campaign created by AR Wear for a line that they call Anti-Rape Clothing. These garments, which include a pair of boy-cut brief-style panties, running shorts, leggings and “travelling shorts,” are allegedly designed and built to be unremovable except by the owner, who has some sort of key to release the locking mechanism on the waistband. Basically they act as a chastity belt, although of course we are not supposed to think of them as chastity belts....more
herdailywhat is wrong with a chastity belt, if the person wearing it is also the person with the ...more

Can a Feminist Mama Let Her Daughter Wear a Pink, Frilly Costume?

It’s almost Halloween, the time of year when ladies dress up as “Sexy SpongeBob,” and little girls have costume options that are in no way weather appropriate. (It’s OCTOBER, you guys. You know what’s not sexy? Frostbite.) But I have decided to let my daughter be whatever she wants this year, even if it’s pink and frilly and makes me gag. ...more
I think your daughter will be a-ok with a strong mama like you! And at some point, she'll grow ...more

"Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it." -George Carlin

UN Women’s new ad campaign came to my attention several days ago. It made me sick to my stomach, disappointed, sad, and angry. Let’s see how it makes you feel....more
@Porcelain Lotus Thanks for sharing the tumblr. It's horrifying to see how common such ...more