Author: Ashley

Thanks For Having Me

Just a quick post to say thanks to all the folks at Feministe for inviting me to guest post here, and to the commenters for being so engaged and thoughtful. I had a blast! I hope you’ll visit us over…

Mike Tyson’s Comeback

For reasons that the fantastic Sady over at Tiger Beatdown has enumerated, movies like The Hangover bother me. Now, I hate Forgetting Sarah Marshall and every Quentin Tarantino film as much as the next manhating humorless feminazi, but I believe…

What Gives You Hope?

In a world that has so much terrible stuff going on, finding hope has always been incredibly important to me. I need hope to survive, and I need hope to do pretty much anything related to social justice or helping…

Advice From Two Grizzled Old Feminists

Recently, a friend and I were discussing ways to get men invested in ending gender oppression. We realized that we have some information that you (yes you!, dear reader of Feministe) might benefit from. Clearly, while it isn’t what I…

A Thought Experiment

I’ve never been part of the sisterhood of traveling pantsuits, but I have to say, Hillary Clinton has been making me a very happy camper lately, with her work to address rape as a war crime in the Congo and…

Love

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about love. Probably through some combination of Buddhist practice and reading a whole lot of bell hooks books, I’ve started to see love as the essence of what it is we’re really looking…

Hello World

Just a quick post to introduce myself to ya’ll. My name is Ashley, and I will be one of Feministe’s guest bloggers for the next week.  You can usually find me over at Change Happens, the blog for the fantastic…

Thanks

It’s been great guesting here!  Thanks so much to the Feministe crew for the invite. I’ll leave you with two things.  First, this is a recent, absolutely fantastic series of five articles and brief videos about some of the most…

This Time Syndrome

I’ve been noticing a common theme lately. It’s what I’ve come to call “this time syndrome.” There are a couple of versions of it. Version #1: Someone points out oppression in action, and person #2 responds by stating that although…

More Fathers Owning Daughters

I came across this article, and something about it totally creeps me out the door: He once sought blood. Now he wants justice. The father of a 15-year-old girl who reported being gang-raped after an underage drinking party in Neptune…