Month: December 2008

On Gaza…

Hey Feministe readers, My name is Fauzia, I’m a recent graduate of New York University, currently living and working in Cairo. I guest-blogged here a while back (wow, actually, almost a year ago! Jeez, time flies). I’m back now, for…

Feminist New Year’s Resolutions

Like Samhita, I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions.  I’ll be even more honest than that, in fact — I generally think that they’re bullshit.  But for some strange reason, maybe because despite good things happening throughout this…

Abstinence Pledges = More Unsafe Sex

Shockingly, the “Keep your legs crossed, sluts!” sex ed strategy is an epic fail. Teenagers who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are just as likely to have premarital sex as those who do not promise abstinence and are significantly…

Things to make your blood boil

As if the news today wasn’t depressing and soul-crushing enough, I have some more tidbits for you: A Georgia woman was jailed for refusing to remove her hijab when entering a courtroom. An article about a transgender golfer feeds into…

Call me unsexy, but

Is it wrong that of Men’s Health “30 Hottest Things to Say to a Naked Woman,” the only ones that would get my attention are “How about a massage?” and “Hungry? Stay right here. I’ll go make you a burrito”?…

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

I guess Jill is still suffering from that acute dial-up AOL affliction in Seattle.  We’re thinking of you, Jill! Everyone else, show me what you’ve got. Oh, and for those who are keeping track from last week’s Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday…