Author Archives: Jaclyn

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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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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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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Two Other Massage Therapists Claim Assault By Gore

Trigger warning for some description of assault This just in via The National Enquirer, which broke the original story: The ENQUIRER recently uncovered shocking allegations, from two other massage therapists. The first incident allegedly took place at a Beverly Hills … Continue reading

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On Sex & Compromise

I’m a huge advocate for the principle and practice of enthusiastic consent. In fact, it’s one of the main things I talk about whenever I open my mouth. For a whole range of reasons, I firmly believe that some baseline … Continue reading

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Well, hello there.

Fine readers of Feministe, thanks for having me! I’m Jaclyn (sometimes Jac, never, ever Jackie) and I’m tickled and, well, kinda nervous and excited to be joining the fray here for the next two weeks. About me: I’m a white … Continue reading

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Good Night, and Good Luck.

Well, it’s been quite the week, hasn’t it? My time here at Feministe is coming to an end, and I just wanted to say a quick thanks to Jill et. al. for handing over the keys to the Porsche. I … Continue reading

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Further Proof of a Vast Conspiracy Against Us

Shoulder pads are back! Enough so that there’s a slide show of them! (aren’t you just as exited as she is?)

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How to Stop a Blog War.

Whatever you do, don’t ask the BlogWarBot! I’ve been weighing the different approaches being advocated in the comments threads about the recent attacks, and I’m torn. From where I sit, both sides (respond vs. ignore) have good arguments, as well … Continue reading

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Sleeping with the Enemy, Part 3

In which we discuss all those swirly questions about who I fuck(ed), why it matters, and whether or not we should even be discussing it at all. (For background on my sitch, and an ongoing discussion of the role of … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Anonymous.

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your organized campaign to silence us. That you would choose to devote so many hours and resources to your illegal and ill-fated efforts toward our demise is the highest compliment you could pay us. It … Continue reading

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Sleeping with the Enemy, Part 2

I know I promised to make Sleeping with the Enemy, Part 2 about what happens in your community, family & culture when you go from over a decade of queer relationships to dating a straight cisgender man, but honestly, I’m … Continue reading

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