Category Archives: Feminism

Jessica Valenti on Why Feminists Are So ‘Angry’: “It’s not that I’m angry, it’s that I’m exhausted.”

Preach: Transcript here (h/t).

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Reappropriating Mother’s Day

Forget Hallmark and Big Flora — Mother’s Day is (and always has been) for radicals: Mother’s Day began in America in 1870 when Julia Ward Howe wrote the Mother’s Day Proclamation. Written in response to the American Civil War and … Continue reading

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Quote of the Effing Century (Or, On the Original Stimulus Package)

by matttbastard I rather adore the willy. In fact, when these long, drawn-out discussions about sex happen on radical feminist sites, I sometimes find the urge to hop in, scream “I LIKE DICK!” and run away, giggling like a third-grader. … Continue reading

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Read This Now

by matttbastard Over at Global Comment, Sarah Jaffe, in a devastatingly on-target critique, utterly eviscerates yesterday’s head-pattingly patronizing L.A. Times article/future-bird-cage-liner (where the credentials of Dr. Jill Biden were examined [and dismissed] in a manner that was maddeningly glib, highly … Continue reading

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Everything to Everyone

by matttbastard I realize that in today’s struggling dead tree media market you gotta do what you can to pop flagging newsstand sales. Still, I think the fine folks at Ms. might be just slightly reaching here: As Liss (h/t) … Continue reading

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Tina Fey and “Sister Souljah” Feminism

by Isabel “I love to play strippers and to imitate them… . I love using that idea for comedy, but the idea of actually going there? I feel like we all need to be better than that. That industry needs … Continue reading

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PSA: A call for action on trans rights in Tennessee

by matttbastard Via The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition: For Immediate Release: Dated December 27, 2008 Another Transgender Woman Shot in Memphis On Christmas Eve, a Memphis television station reported the shooting of Leeneshia Edwards in Memphis. She becomes the third … Continue reading

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by matttbastard Today isn’t about pro or anti coalition rallies, the respective leadership abilities of Stephane Dion vs. Stephen Harper, partisanship, or unelected heads of state. Nor is it about Western alienation, Quebec separatism, parliamentary democracy, or regional polarization. Today … Continue reading

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by matttbastard Shorter CBA’s: “Sorry, JJ–you’re only a technical feminist.” Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Read This Now: bfp on Alice and Rebecca Walker

by matttbastard bfp (who, due to technical issues at her pad, is once again guesting @ elle’s place) takes a look at race, feminism and how some have framed the complicated (and at times contentious) familial relationship between Alice and … Continue reading

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