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In the West, we seem to have at least a double standard when it comes to violence and mayhem. When violence and mayhem involves People Who Look Like Us (“us” in this case generally translating to: ethnically European/white, not-poor, citizens of a Western-style democracy) — we experience society-wide woe. When it involves People Who Don’t [...]...read more
Violet Photons Have Low Entropy or I Used to Wear Black I wear colors now! a purple hat red top green skirt blends in with grass when I lay back to hug the sky my lips as clovers eyes brown caterpillars their fuzz itches my nose flies buzz into my hair smack them! no, that’s [...]...read more
When I read Emily Hauser’s critical, searching post last week about beauty work she does that she feels is antifeminist, I got all jazz-hands—even more so after reading everyone’s comments and seeing the complexity therein. Since my focus at The Beheld (the blog that brought me to Feministe’s attention) is examining beauty work from a [...]...read more
I’m Shoshie, and I’m super excited to be guest blogging here for the next two weeks! I write occasionally over at my blog, Catalytic Reactions. I’m 25, currently living in sunny Seattle. I love hyphens, exclamation points, and the serial comma. I’m a more-religious-than-most-but-less-religious-than-many Ashkenazi Jew. I’m also a DEATHFAT, meaning I fall into the [...]...read more
Ahoy, Feministes! I’m honored to be a part of this summer’s guest blogger crop. For the next couple of weeks I’ll be your houseguest, and I promise to make the bed and ask before I take a long shower, and hopefully during my stay I’ll be able to provide y’all with a hostess gift or [...]...read more