Monthly Archives: July 2010

shorter, cuter, more honest people

you do not have a right to child free spaces. there is this weird thing in western culture, especially n american culture, where people/adults seem to believe that they have a right to discriminate against children. recently, i was hanging … Continue reading

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My Sluthood, Myself.

Last summer, I suffered the breakup of a relationship that I had thought would be permanent. Now, I’ve been through my share of break-ups, even of quite serious relationships, but nothing ever broke me like this one. Since then, I’ve … Continue reading

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Hello all! My name is Shani and I’d like to send many thanks to Jill for inviting me to guest. It’s always so hard to write a bio post — I never know whether to be clever or straightforward. But … Continue reading

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Class Action Against U.S. Military On Behalf Of Sexual Assault Survivors

Just got this news via the fine folks at CounterQuo: The DC firm, Burke PLLC, is preparing to file a class action suit on behalf of those harmed by the military’s failures to address military sexual trauma. They are interested … Continue reading

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Mad Men Open Thread

What did you all think? Also, check Frank Rich’s column this week. Obviously if you have not yet seen this week’s episode and you don’t want it spoiled, don’t read the comments.

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from al qahira

:::waves::: my name is mai’a. some of y’all know me, most of y’all don’t. i am a black ndn queer mama to a three year old bad-ass princess. live in cairo, egypt. write for a few blogs like guerrilla mama … Continue reading

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It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye

Today is my last day blogging with the lovelies here at Feministe. It’s been fun, and I hope you’ve found my posts interesting at the least, maybe infuriating, hopefully not boring. I’ll be taking a brief vacation and staying “home”, … Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

You know what to do.

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The Coming Race War

Well, Andrew Breitbart, smearing Shirley Sherrod in order to refute the NAACP’s resolution against “racist elements” in the Tea Party turned out to be a pretty bad idea. Yes, you cost her her job, but she’s making black people look … Continue reading

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A Friday-afternoon Diversion (of the Feminist Kind!)

Need some inspiration with your distraction as you wind down the hours to the weekend? Check out, the latest addition to the feminist web. According to creator Anne Jonas: brings together feminist videos from across the web and … Continue reading

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Strong women

Not to write two work-out mentioning posts in a row, but my gym has simply the baddest-ass logo ever: It’s a totally co-ed gym and our logo is a girl doing some burly power snatches. How awesome is that? What’s … Continue reading

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We’ve come a long way, baby?

The other day, I woke up and threw on running shorts and a sports bra and went for a jog. I’m in Boston for the summer, so I headed towards the Common which takes me by Copley Square. There’s a … Continue reading

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