Category Archives: Blogging

Are We Inadvertently Conceding Moral Ground? The Importance of Language Choices in the Reproductive Justice Movement

Guest post by Marcella Kocolatos

“No one is pro-abortion.” Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Guest Blogging, Law, Politics, Reproductive Rights | Tagged , | 70 Comments

Against Trigger Warnings

Here is one that I imagine will be thoroughly unpopular around these parts: Why trigger warnings are a bad idea on college campuses. Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Disability Issues, Education, Feminism | Tagged | 194 Comments

Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

Recommend someone else’s writings/events! Use this thread for ICYMI links and anything else you think other readers might find interesting. Continue reading

Posted in Recommended | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

“Strength” of Character: How the Silver Screen Perpetuates Gender Stereotypes

What do we mean when we define a female character as “strong”? When an actress is the protagonist, her conflict is decidedly different than the average male protagonist’s: In literary terms, we often see the female protagonist engaged in a “man vs. self” struggle, while male protagonists wrestle with outside forces. The point is not at all that any one iteration of female “strength” is more admirable – more worthy of depiction on-screen – than another, but rather than our female characters consistently demonstrate one kind of strength while our male characters demonstrate another. Furthermore, when our female characters demonstrate stereotypically “male” strength, they do not win the awards.

These complications of storytelling are all exacerbated by Hollywood demographics : Continue reading

Posted in Art, Gender, Guest Blogging, Media & Media Literacy, Movies | Tagged , , , , | 26 Comments

Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

Recommend someone else’s writings/events! Use this thread for ICYMI links and anything else you think other readers might find interesting. Continue reading

Posted in Recommended | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The return of regular guest posts

You may have noticed we’ve fallen down on the job of publishing guest posts over the last few months. It seems each of the editors was hoping that the others would pick up the slack, and it just didn’t happen. Apologies to all who have sent a submission to us and not heard back. Continue reading

Posted in Admin, Guest Blogging | Tagged | Comments Off on The return of regular guest posts

Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

Recommend someone else’s writings/events! Use this thread for ICYMI links and anything else you think other readers might find interesting. Continue reading

Posted in Recommended | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

Recommend someone else’s writings/events! Use this thread for ICYMI links and anything else you think other readers might find interesting. Continue reading

Posted in Recommended | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

Recommend someone else’s writings/events! Use this thread for ICYMI links and anything else you think other readers might find interesting. Continue reading

Posted in Recommended | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

High Stakes: Choice

When I was in my teens abortion was illegal and sex and resulting unwanted pregnancies were a big gamble. I’ve seen abortions and all forms of contraception become legal and available in much of this country. Now I’m seeing that in too many parts of the US and the larger world, the risks are increasingly greater and the deck is being stacked against women. I have known too many women whose choices were constrained by bad odds. What we need to do is stack the deck in favor of all women. Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Guest Blogging, Politics, Reproductive Rights | Tagged | Comments Off on High Stakes: Choice

Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

Recommend someone else’s writings/events! Continue reading

Posted in Recommended | Tagged , , | 19 Comments

Bits and Pieces

A bunch of interesting things to read if you are Polar Vortexing like me, or if you’re gloating like all the rest of you: Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Recommended | 11 Comments