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Yearly Archives: 2010
When I first applied to library science programs, I think I was working under this unconscious, internalized stereotype of librarianship being an easy job, and library school being a breeze. This might have been exacerbated by my other experience with … Continue reading
A reader writes in: Hi there Fabulous Feministe-ers, I’d love to have Feministe reader advice on a crappy situation a good friend is in right now. I have a good friend that I’ve known for about 5 years now. We’re … Continue reading
Jayaben Desai has died at 77 years of age. From The Hindu: The diminutive India-born Ms. Desai, who moved to Britain from Tanzania in 1969, came to be known as a “lioness” for her role in leading the two-year long … Continue reading
I’ve read fifty-five books so far this year; I’m going to see how many more I can fit in by year’s end. The plan is rereading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, then reading … Continue reading
Over at the New York Times, Katrin Benhold is asking “is it rape?” if you have sex with a woman while she’s sleeping. Really, though? This is confusing for people? Yes, if you penetrate someone while they’re asleep and they … Continue reading
I love the threads in which we all get together and pool parts of our experiences. And, at a time of the Gregorian year when many are slowing down and thinking through their lives, I think it’s time for another. … Continue reading
I know I shouldn’t direct traffic to terrible things, but this appeared in our comment section a few days ago, and damn: I have no idea why any woman wouldn’t want to date the winners who write for this site.
On Dec. 28th at 11:30 EST, the MTV show 16 & Pregnant will feature a slightly different story: Abortion. They’re calling it “No Easy Decision,” and it will feature Markai, who was also on 16 & Pregnant, as she decides … Continue reading
A reader writes in: Four years ago I was raped by my ex-boyfriend in college and my life has been going sharply downhill ever since and I don’t know how to stop it.A year and a half ago, I was … Continue reading
Today, I am grateful for Sady Doyle. I am grateful for Kate Harding. I am grateful for Jaclyn Friedman. I am grateful for Johanna Koljonen. I am grateful for all the women who have spoken out. Thank you.