Yearly Archives: 2010

The Prodigal Book Reviewer

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

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Feministe Feedback: Help for a friend in an abusive relationship

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

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Jayaben Desai, 1933-2010

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

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Books, books, books!

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

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Are we seriously still asking this question?

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

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What moves you?

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

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Boycott American Women

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.

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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Post a link and a short description of something you’ve written this week. Make it specific, don’t just link to your whole blog. Not quite sure how this HTML deal works? Just use this as an example: <a href=””>BlogPostTitle</a>

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16 & Loved

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

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Feministe Feedback: Job placement and assistance resources

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

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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.

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Wait, this is a problem?

From today’s Dear Prudence, in a letter about spending the holidays with insufferable in-laws: Needless to say, the only way I can get through a dinner with the in-laws is to just get quietly drunk and pray for the end. … Continue reading

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