Month: July 2010

Happy Birthday, Cara!

It’s the birthday of our own Cara. Some say her Beatles fannishness has no rival. Some say her feminist powers reach beyond human comprehension. Some say her only weakness is sweet chilli sauce of a kind only to be found…

The Essence Thing.

Essence magazine hires Ellianna Placas, a white woman, as their fashion director and the black internet (yes, there’s a black internet) goes nuts: Placas, who used to work at O: The Oprah Magazine and US Weekly, will apparently make her…

a force more powerful

“We may not currently have the might of the Israeli army and the power of traditions confine us in certain roles, however, we know that one woman standing behind another in a line of solidarity is a force more powerful…

A Reminder on Guest Bloggers

Consider this a friendly reminder to the Feministe community and to readers who may have come in from other websites: It is guest blogger season at Feministe, which means that we have invited dozens of writers to come share our…

Comment Moderation, Redux

[UPDATE: Edited to reflect change in the function of the feature.] Some concerns about comment moderation have been brought to us by the community, so we have decided to try something new. Below every comment you will have “thumbs down”…

Mid-week intro!

Soooo I’m a little late to the game this week. But I’m here and very excited to guest-blog for Feministe. My name is Nona Willis Aronowitz. I just turned 26. I’m the author of Girldrive, a book based on a…

ain’t i a mama?

ain’t i a mama… you know how alice walker says that feminism is to womanism. like purple is to lavendar. ive always loved that quote. lavendar is my favorite color and one of my favorite scents. well, last night as…

Ugh Jon Hamm.

You make me so sad with this: The 39-year-old actor also weighed in on the brand of sexism depicted on ‘Mad Men’ versus the plight in modern times: “There’s a cordialness that men had when dealing with the opposite sex…

The Hair Journey.

As I mentioned in my ‘hello!’ post, I started a hair tumblr recently. The short reason is because I wanted to look at pictures of awesome hair. The long reason, well, it’s a little complicated. I went natural two years…