Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. There are many Americans who look to this day as a national day of mourning, and for good reason. In my family, though, we recognize the holiday, and like many others, we try to center thankfulness and love and our relationships with each other. Over at the Guardian today I’m writing about the things I’m thankful for.
This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for my church.
Today marks my first anniversary as a Feministe blogger. I like it a lot. It’s cool....read more
I am dog-sitting him for the day, and man is he cute. Even in these torrential Brooklyn winds. His name is Fletcher, and according to his lovely human companion Amber, he is a pro-choice party dog....read more
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 from what I thought was “funny anecdote with bigger political point” into a very different [...]...read more
I’ll be debating the Miss Universe pageant, my thoughts on which were outlined here a few years ago. But if you have CNN International, tune in! And if you have thoughts pre-debate, leave them in the comments — would love to hear any information or arguments I may not have thought through. Here, basically, is [...]...read more
When I read Emily Hauser’s critical, searching post last week about beauty work she does that she feels is antifeminist, I got all jazz-hands—even more so after reading everyone’s comments and seeing the complexity therein. Since my focus at The Beheld (the blog that brought me to Feministe’s attention) is examining beauty work from a [...]...read more
I have a guest post at Captain Awkward today (are you reading Captain Awkward? You should definitely be reading Captain Awkward) giving advice to a reader who has a totally inappropriate, grabby dude in her friend circle. And yes it was so so so tempting to just be like, “kick him in the balls, what [...]...read more
Feministe pal The Rude Pundit has a new book out, and we’re celebrating him/it with a reading at Housing Works in New York City tonight. I’ll be reading a story about promise rings and Christian Horse Camp — you don’t want to miss it. The details: What: Rude Awakenings: Political Origin Stories at Housing Works, [...]...read more