Sappho Speaks: Thanks To My Readers, We’re Almost Home!!

What Would Sappho Say?Lectori Salutem! or L.S. (Greetings to the Reader!)...more

How to Stay Alive

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The great part is that self-defense starts with something you can work on, minus a class: ...more

Childfree Women in the History Books

I am reading When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins....more

Riot! Don’t Diet! National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Music!

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. ...more

10 Women Who Should Have Won The Oscar for Best Director -- Sort Of

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. Only four. ...more

Kathryn Bigelow really sets the motion for female directors to get really recognized in the ...more

"Good" Mothering Choices Can Be "Good" Feminist Choices Too

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

Amy Bishop, Tenure Denial, and the University of Alabama Shootings

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. ...more

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When Violence Strikes a University

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

Sex Scandals: How Much Is the Other Woman Responsible?

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. ...more

Ah, yes, now I'm saying it with you: WHY is it still happening? I think that's really the ...more