In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I am revealing an original song of mine that I recorded last week. It is called "Fat Grrrls" and is my riot grrrl inspired anthem for all girls, fat, thin, tall, short, whatever to love themselves and F**K the rest.
When you look at the title of this post, you might think, "Hmm, which of the many women nominated for Best Director should have won the Academy Award?" Well, the problem with that is you'd have to stop and remind yourself that in the history of the Oscars, only four women have been nominated for Best Director.
I recently came across the following headline on The Guardian’s website: “French philosopher says feminism under threat from ‘good motherhood.’” Is this the sort of headline that sucks you in and keeps you riveted? Yes? No? You mean you don’t give a rat’s ass about what some French philosopher has to say about feminism and motherhood? Well, it’s the sort of headline that has an attention-grabbing effect on me, the feminist mother who is a graduate student studying philosophy....more
There is so much to say about Amy Bishop shooting six of her fellow faculty members during a meeting last week, killing three of them. (If you're not familiar with the incident, the National Public Radio news blog has a good summary, including information from from a faculty member present at the meeting.)
Indeed, much has already been said about the incident--and most of what's been said is just plain asinine.
It's almost unheard of for a woman to go into a workplace or a school and shoot people. Profiles of workplace shooters do not even involve the idea that a woman would kill her co-workers, but it happens....more
This week, Toronto City Councilor Adam Giambrone was caught in a position that seems to be familiar with a number of male politicians and celebrities: with his pants down. But Giambrone, a 32 year-old wunderkind who was (until yesterday) running for mayor of Toronto, was unmarried but living with a long-time girlfriend.