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Heather McNamara

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Name: Heather McNamara
Date registered: February 8, 2014
URL: http://heathermcnamara.net/

Latest posts

  1. To my future mother in law on the occasion of my impending wedding — March 1, 2014
  2. “Why was I vilified?” On Piers, Janet, and what it means for the rest of us — February 5, 2014
  3. An open letter to CNN on Chelsea Manning — August 23, 2013
  4. My day — August 22, 2013
  5. Righteous ecofeminist takedown — July 22, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. In a radical feminist world, there is no transphobia — 97 comments
  2. The crass hypocrisy of Julie Burchill — 40 comments
  3. Righteous ecofeminist takedown — 30 comments
  4. Disorganized thoughts on the Zimmerman trial from a white person to whom you should not be listening. — 24 comments
  5. Guest post: Is Feminism About Choice? — 23 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 01 2014

To my future mother in law on the occasion of my impending wedding

We chose a theme today. You don’t keep in touch too often, but even if you had you might have missed the significance of that one so no harm done so far. This week, we crossed a significant hurdle in the progress of my divorce. My ex-husband and I had some tax debts that would …

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Feb 05 2014

“Why was I vilified?” On Piers, Janet, and what it means for the rest of us

Guest post by Heather McNamara I had to smirk at the TV as Piers moaned about how vilified he was by “abusive” people on Twitter. Lauren and I didn’t say much to each other after Janet Mock appeared on Piers Morgan’s show last night. We griped a bit on Twitter about Piers’ gratuitous use of …

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Aug 23 2013

An open letter to CNN on Chelsea Manning

Guest post by Heather McNamara To whom it may concern: My name is Heather McNamara. My fiancée, Lauren McNamara, was a confidante of Chelsea Manning’s and testified in her trial. As such, Lauren was recently interviewed by Jake Tapper on The Lead and will be appearing again tomorrow morning on New Day Saturday. During Lauren’s …

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Aug 22 2013

My day

Guest post by Heather McNamara 10:00 a.m.: fiancee Lauren McNamara texts me at work that she will be doing some interviews on CNN today about Chelsea Manning, who came out this morning. 10:00:01 a.m.: I tell everyone within earshot that my famous awesome beautiful amazing brilliant genius girlfriend is going to be on television. 12:30 …

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Jul 22 2013

Righteous ecofeminist takedown

Guest post by Heather McNamara In my Women’s literature class, all of the books we read had ecofeminist themes. Obviously I got an A. I know. I can’t help it. Even though the class is over, it got me thinking about ecofeminism. I read a few articles about it and the widest criticism I can …

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Jul 14 2013

Disorganized thoughts on the Zimmerman trial from a white person to whom you should not be listening.

Guest post by Heather McNamara I wish I had been surprised last night when the verdict came through Not Guilty, but I wasn’t. The last time I was surprised was 13 months ago, when I learned that not only had George Zimmerman not been arrested immediately, but he’d managed to raise hundreds of thousands of …

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Jan 15 2013

The crass hypocrisy of Julie Burchill

Guest post by Heather McNamara So, who’s heard of Julie Burchill and her “censored” article? Coming to the defense of her maligned feminist friend, columnist and author Julie Burchill wrote an article about trans women. Apparently, her friend Suzanne Moore’s latest article contained a faux pas. In Burchill’s words: She wrote that, amongst other things, …

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Sep 26 2012

Pointless paternalist policing of the potentially pregnant

by Heather Meet Jody Allen Crowe. He’s on a mission to save the world one baby at a time. As the owner of a bar in Mankato, Minnesota, he happened upon a harrowing discovery: sometimes pregnant women drink! Jody’s done his research. Once he found out that pregnant women drink, he went on a mission …

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Aug 24 2012

In a radical feminist world, there is no transphobia

by Heather Radical feminism is a platform for gender equality which includes, among other things, the belief that most gender is performed. As a radical feminist, I believe that gender roles are artificially created, that most dimorphism is affected rather than mandated by nature, and that the divide has been pushed beyond all reason to …

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Jun 19 2012

Guest post: Is Feminism About Choice?

by Heather Recently, as I was procrastinating something important or another, I came across a picture on somebody’s Tumblr. It was a silly graphic of a woman shaving her legs, and it said, “To me, feminism means choice. I can choose to shave my legs, and I can choose not to. There is no right …

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