Monthly Archives: October 2011

Domestic Violence is an Every Day Issue

This is a guest post by Katherine Greenier.
While October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it may be the grim August murder of Crystal Ragin and her three children in Newport News that serves as the year’s most dramatic reminder that more must be done to protect women from violence. Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Domestic Violence, Law | 46 Comments

Feminist bloggers in New York Magazine

So many friends of Feministe in this article! Congrats, ladies, and thanks to NY Mag for the great coverage (even if they didn’t credit any of the current Feministe bloggers, wah wah). Amanda has some particularly good thoughts about what … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Feminism | Tagged | 9 Comments

Aggravated assault victims are targeted because they’re just too sexy

If you get stabbed, it’s probably because you just look too bangin. That’s the conclusion, anyway, if you follow Charlotte Allen’s logic: The other reality that feminists tend to deny is that rape and sexual desire are linked. Rape, in … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Gender, Sexual Assault | Tagged , , | 146 Comments

7 Billion

Today, the world’s population hits 7 billion (well, not exactly today, but that’s as good an estimate as any). PSI, a leading global health organization, has extensive coverage of this milestone in their latest magazine. On their blog, you can … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Poverty, Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The kids are alright.

This is a story to bookmark for those days when you’re feeling dismayed about the state of the world. This weekend saw the U.S.’s first lesbian Homecoming king and queen and possible the world’s two happiest chicks ever. On Friday … Continue reading

Posted in GLBTQ | 23 Comments

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Do your thing.

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Jaclyn Friedman on “What You Really Really Want”

Awesome interview done by Salon’s Tracy Clark-Flory with Jaclyn Friedman on Jaclyn’s new book — What You Really Really Want: A Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide To Sex And Safety. Snip from the interview’s intro: Jaclyn Friedman is the sex educator … Continue reading

Posted in Dating, Recommended, relationships, Sex | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Yet another Sexy Halloween

The Sexy [insert noun here] Halloween costumes just don’t go away. If anything, I think they’re getting even more ridiculous, or at least less recognizable as anything but a Victoria’s Secret Angel who’s the victim of a horrible prank–seriously, this … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism | Tagged , , , | 64 Comments

Against Coldplay

What SFJ said. Seven out of ten times, Coldplay sound almost exactly like U2—the U2 that exists now, not the wiry, feral U2 of 1980 (which would be a decent idea). U2 have not broken up. This is inefficient. Coldplay … Continue reading

Posted in Music | 87 Comments

Marriage, Singledom, Social Evolution, and that Kate Bolick piece in “The Atlantic”

Okay, so. Since I am a Feminist Commentator ™, many folks have asked my opinion on a piece that recently ran in “The Atlantic” called “All The Single Ladies“, by Kate Bolick. Many of you have probably already seen Bolick’s … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Body image, Dating, Domesticity, Marriage, Media & Media Literacy, relationships | Tagged , , | 19 Comments

So There’s a Woman Dressed All Sexy-Like: Your Role as Observer

There’s a lot of ongoing debate about what, exactly, a woman is looking for when she goes out dressed all sexy-like (which is itself a subjective concept). Men (and women) get ideas about exactly what that woman wants, what she … Continue reading

Posted in Dating, Feminism | Tagged | 146 Comments

Note-leaving TSA agent suspended

The TSA agent who left a very special note in my suitcase last weekend has been suspended. I am still fairly shell-shocked (and not in a good way) by the amount of attention this has gotten, especially since it’s turned … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Vanity | Tagged | 309 Comments