14-Year-Old Snowboarder Chloe Kim Brings Youth and Diversity to the X Games

In another life, I'd love to be a expert snowboarder, but in this life I'll have to settle for living vicariously through Chloe Kim. Over the weekend, 14-year-old Chloe Kim became—not only the youngest woman or the first Asian American—but the YOUNGEST PERSON EVER to win at the X Games, the biggest annual event in boardsports. ...more
So cool. Thanks for sharing about her!more

Hillary Clinton and the Long-Running History of Sexism in Politics

Hillary Clinton remains the likely frontrunner for the Democrats in the 2016 race for President. Yet Elizabeth Warren continues to become more visible and vocal as well. Regardless of who runs, if it is a woman, she will face a barrage of sexism and misogyny....more
I remember my late Mother raving about how great Hillary was when she ran for President in 2008. ...more

Breaking the Silence Around Black Women and Abortion

As a black woman, I was once ambivalent about abortion; often silent and never expressing any true feelings or opinions. Never wanting to claim a side, I walked the middle road; besides, I thought it was a white woman’s issue and feared being labeled ‘pro-choice’. I knew abortion was very real but it was taboo among friends, family, and colleagues. It wasn’t until I saw several Black women struggle to make sound reproductive decisions according to their best interests that I realized that my silence contributed to degradation of our rights....more
Extremely thoughtful and well written.more

Swedish Men Don't Take Care of Their Women

Because they don’t have to....more

14-Year-Old Snowboarder Chloe Kim Brings Youth and Diversity to the X Games

In another life, I'd love to be a expert snowboarder, but in this life I'll have to settle for living vicariously through Chloe Kim. Over the weekend, 14-year-old Chloe Kim became—not only the youngest woman or the first Asian American—but the YOUNGEST PERSON EVER to win at the X Games, the biggest annual event in boardsports. ...more
So cool. Thanks for sharing about her!more

Campus Culture is Not a Rape Defense

Sexual Assault Prevention Ribbon...more

When Do You Tell Your Date You're a Feminist?

“You can’t curse, it’s not lady like.”I was so stunned by the statement, I actually took a moment to think carefully about my response. I’d been seeing this guy for just over 2 months and this wasn’t the first battle of wits we’d had. After a pause I calmly explained that, as a person I was free to curse at will and that if he felt it was offensive he was free to state that, but at no time was he going to tell me that I couldn’t curse because I was a girl....more
Asserting any 'ism', in the early part of a relationship can be sticky for any person, ...more

When I Get Married, I'm Going to Be a Submissive Wife

The word submissive is defined as: ready to conform to the authority or will of others; meekly obedient or passive. Wow, what woman wants to be described in this regard especially in the context of a relationship? I definitely don’t. I don’t know many who would. If I were talking about being submissive by this definition, there'd be a real problem. Good thing I’m not. ...more
As a Christian, I struggle with the word "submissive" a lot. I think it can be and definitely ...more

Hillary Clinton and the Long-Running History of Sexism in Politics

Hillary Clinton remains the likely frontrunner for the Democrats in the 2016 race for President. Yet Elizabeth Warren continues to become more visible and vocal as well. Regardless of who runs, if it is a woman, she will face a barrage of sexism and misogyny....more
I remember my late Mother raving about how great Hillary was when she ran for President in 2008. ...more

Fat Feminist Starting Out

This is a long time coming, I suppose. I am using this primarily as a journal of sorts, but if it somehow helps someone else who feels like they don't quite fit the mold then I couldn't be happier to bare my soul anonymously to the internet. I suppose the best place to start is the beginning and it will most likely take more than one post to cover the content which will be contained on this blog. ...more

Breaking the Silence Around Black Women and Abortion

As a black woman, I was once ambivalent about abortion; often silent and never expressing any true feelings or opinions. Never wanting to claim a side, I walked the middle road; besides, I thought it was a white woman’s issue and feared being labeled ‘pro-choice’. I knew abortion was very real but it was taboo among friends, family, and colleagues. It wasn’t until I saw several Black women struggle to make sound reproductive decisions according to their best interests that I realized that my silence contributed to degradation of our rights....more
Extremely thoughtful and well written.more

GOP Pushes Anti-Abortion Vote on Roe vs. Wade's 42nd Anniversary

[UPDATE 1/22/15 10:50 a.m. PST: The House approved a bill permanently barring federal funds from abortion coverage and blocks tax credits for health insurance covering abortions. --Grace] ...more
Last year I purchased the Annie Leibovitz/Susan Santog book "Women" and I was really surprised ...more

State of the Union 2015: The Economy & Working Families Top the President's Speech

[UPDATED 7:20 p.m. PST: President Obama laid out a broad and aggressive agenda for his seventh year in office. Read on for more details and reaction from social media. --Grace] ...more
CreativeBugger Wow, 48 hours isn't very long when your spouse is in the hospital and you have ...more