Tag Archive: Women

Nov 15 2013

Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013


We’ve seen a lot – a LOT – of legislation introduced at the state and federal levels that have been designed to limit people’s access to safe, legal abortion. With Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme court disallowed many types of restrictions that would prohibit people from obtaining abortions. But as we have seen in …

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Aug 01 2013


Every once in a while I will experience something that causes a shift in my perception of the world around me. These thoughts or sentiments or realizations tend to stick around for a very long time. Some of these things are cruel and have seared into my memory, some have been freeing, and some are …

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May 25 2013

A&F – Attractive & Fat


How badass is this? Jes over at The Militant Baker has posted the most gorgeous and smoldering retort to Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries. In her letter she challenges A&F’s fat-hating and sexist business practices, The only thing you’ve done through your comments (about thin being beautiful and only offering XL and XXL in …

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Apr 12 2013

End Street Harassment


I learned on the Twitters that today is the end of Anti-Street Harassment Week, a awareness campaign organized by a group called Stop Street Harassment. Stop Street Harassment has a heady goal of ending gender-based street harassment worldwide. Their front page shows a message that says “More than 80% of girls and women worldwide face street …

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Nov 11 2012

Marketing Mute Mommies

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This is a post by guest blogger Ellen Bulger. I’ve never been a big Disney fan. Growing up, my exposure was minimal. The cartoons weren’t broadcast on TV and my parents took me to maybe two movies in my entire childhood. The only one I remember was Mary Poppins. And when I was in junior …

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Nov 01 2012

Purity Pearl

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It’s time to mock a product! I saw this claptrap at Sea Life in the Mall of America. On the outside of the box the script reads, “Real love takes time to grow, just like this unique pearl. Experience the thrill of opening one of nature’s most perfect gifts. Please enjoy the beauty and surprise …

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Oct 16 2012

Ada Lovelace Day: Mary B.


This article is written for Ada Lovelace Day: Ada Lovelace Day is about sharing stories of women — whether engineers, scientists, technologists or mathematicians — who have inspired you to become who you are today. The aim is to create new role models for girls and women in these male-dominated fields by raising the profile …

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Oct 02 2012

It’s not a tramp stamp, it’s a tattoo.

I have two tattoos. I want more! I love wearing art that is important to me, carrying with me the memories and experiences that went into my choice of tattoo. Even though my first tattoo was flash picked off of a wall, I smile at the eagerness of my just-turned-18 self, that the fact that I …

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Sep 21 2012

Is violence the only way in this situation?

I felt out of place in a recent conversation about this story from CNN about two women who beat a Muslim cleric who approached them in public because he felt they were not dressed properly: He told one of the girls to cover up, the report said. “She responded by telling me to cover my …

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Aug 09 2012

Glasses to Blur Out the Wimminz

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Or alternatively, Fuzzy Glasses, Fuzzy Logic. It’s August and as far as I know there’s only one April Fool’s Day every year. Right? RIGHT? I went to Google to see if this “Associated Press” article that I saw on Twitter was real (Ohhhh… you say you’re <air quotes>Associated Press</air quotes> Sure ya are. Got ID?), …

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