Author: Chally

Chally is a student by day, a freelance writer by night, a scary, scary feminist all the time, and a voracious reader whenever she has a spare moment. She also blogs at Zero at the Bone. Full bio here.

The deficient single woman

Chally is a former Feministe staffer. She writes at Zero at the Bone. I’m really quite troubled by the centring of romantic/sexual relationships at the expense of all other ways of organising lives. Right now, I’m going to explore this…

Where are you from? Part 7

That is it, there is no more. Thank you for participating in this project. Writing it certainly helped me to clarify and work through a lot of my thinking and pain around this question, and I feel a lot easier…

Where are you from? Part 6

Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. I wonder what the future looks like. I am thinking about what “where are you from” will mean in my family’s future. I wonder what it means even…

How much time do you need?

There’s a piece at Reuters called No votes for women in Saudi municipal elections: Women in Saudi Arabia will not be allowed to vote in the long-delayed municipal elections to be held in September, the election commission said on Monday.…

There are no words, really.

Please note that this post makes reference to sexual violence. Have you ever felt so disgusted you thought you were going to choke? A group of 11 women from Guatemala have sued the Canadian company [HudBay] and its subsidiaries in…

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

It’s that time of the week once more. Post links to and short descriptions of posts you’ve written this week. Be specific; don’t just link to your whole blog. Not quite sure how this HTML deal works? Just use this…

Voter Intimidation

I had a rather unpleasant experience when I went to vote in my first state election. As we know, I voted in my first federal election last year, and it was a wonderful experience. All the party volunteers out the…

Diana Wynne Jones, 1934-2011

I’m sorry to have to tell you that Diana Wynne Jones, the much-loved British fantasy author, has just lost her life to cancer. According to her official website, she has two forthcoming books; it’s strange to think that new things…