Peer Marriage, Opting Out, and the revolution at home

Last month, I got a little into what comes next for women as we strive to move forward and break down barriers. Much of the way forward for me has been breaking down the gender stereotypes that I run into for myself and talking to those around me about the way they see gender when... Continue Reading →

Whipping Girl, Delusions of Gender, and what comes next

Back on the 26th, I posted about Women's Equality Day in the US and what it means. It commemorates our getting the vote back in 1920. Though this was not without it's local barriers. I also asked the question: What comes next? When I first asked myself that question a few years ago, the answer... Continue Reading →

Happy National Coming Out Day!

I feel like I should have something to come out about something.... I had listened to this great TED talk that discussed the way everyone has a closet to come out of: Ash Beckham: We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up That being said, one of the responses I get when I... Continue Reading →

Suggested Reading for New Intersectional Feminists

After spending some time with a fellow feminist friend of mine, I realized that I needed to put together a beginners list. Okay, she asked for one and I wanted it to share it with everyone. This is not a comprehensive list, but it's as intersectional as I can provide. There is a serious lack... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine

One mother who insisted on supplying her daughter with tools rather than dolls finally gave up when she discovered the child undressing a hammer and singing it to sleep. ‘It must be hormonal,’ was the mother’s explanation. At least until someone asked who had been putting her daughter to bed. I'm taking a little non-fiction... Continue Reading →

Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home by Anita Hill

The search for home is different for everyone, if for no better reason than that it can mean something different too. Feeling at home in America doesn't come easily to everyone and finding a home within our borders can be complicated. I had never thought of home ownership as a part of the American Dream,... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

However, such change will not come by managing the way we “do” our own gender, but by dismantling our own gender entitlement. If we truly want to bring an end to all gender-based oppression, then we must begin by taking responsibility for our own perceptions and presumptions. The most radical thing that any of us... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

Once we start thinking about gender as being socially exaggerated (rather than socially constructed), we can finally tackle the issue of sexism in our society without having to dismiss or undermine biological sex in the process. While biological gender differences are very real, most of the connotations, values, and assumptions we associate with female and... Continue Reading →

My joy and sorrow in reading older feminist books

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned how much I love books already. I mean, it's the whole point of the blog, right? But I have been finding a special love for older books on feminism. The new books are wonderful, I have loved Bad Feminist and Full Frontal Feminism. There's just this other thing that happens when... Continue Reading →

What’s in a gender?

There are various definitions for gender. They add up in two ways, one is a class or class system and the other is tied directly to the social and cultural performance that is required of a person due to their sex. Sex and gender are actually two different things that are commonly associated in specific... Continue Reading →

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