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The Right to Fuck Up

I almost called this post “Fucking Up: A Right or a Privilege?” but I decided that A. I am tired of debates over privilege and B. I believe we SHOULD have a right to fuck up. I’m not talking just … Continue reading

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This isn’t the post I was going to write today. I was going to write about the right to fuck up in feminist/progressive/social justice communities. Maybe you’ll get that one later in the week. But this morning I woke up … Continue reading

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Frances Fox Piven Has a Posse

I’m enough of an Internet Personality that I’ve had some hate-tweeters and hate-bloggers in my time. Not a lot, but a few. But I’ve never gotten as many straight-up nasty responses as when I tossed off a tweet Friday night … Continue reading

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That’s all we’ve got

The time has come, she said, to move on. It’s been lovely playing here with you for the past two weeks. It’s made me write every morning–happy to say that I didn’t miss a day, since I thought I would–and … Continue reading

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Back from Suffragette City

You’ve got your mother in a whirl/Cause she’s not sure if you’re a boy or a girl -Rebel Rebel, David Bowie And for my last trick… I’ve written about pop and dancing and falling in love and even a few … Continue reading

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We like dancing and we look divine

We don’t have ideology; we don’t have theology; we dance.-Shinto monk to Joseph Campbell It’s not my revolution if I can’t dance to it. – my version of the oft-paraphrased Emma Goldman line. also the tattoo on my forearm. From … Continue reading

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I believe in the radical possibilities of pleasure (I do, I do, I do)

It is time, she said upon waking up this morning, to blog about sex at Feministe. I talked about falling in love, falling wildly in love, but I didn’t really talk about sex. Because they’re two different things, obviously, but … Continue reading

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Hey Baby Hey Baby Hey

So! In the Zeitgeist of the blogosphere, there is something making the rounds now. It is, apparently, a videogame, available to play on the Web for free, called “Hey Baby.” Jessica Wakeman describes it thus: A new video game called … Continue reading

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Fembots Have Feelings Too

Or, How I Learned To Stop Caring and Admit I Love Pop. A guy I met recently was sort of surprised that he met me at a Hold Steady Show. “They’re such a guy band,” he said, and I sort … Continue reading

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Caught in a bad romance

I wrote not too long ago in semi-defense of the Twilight books, mentioning that part of the backlash against them was rooted in sexism. I hate that argument. I like dresses and makeup and boys, and I’m still a feminist. … Continue reading

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Hello and Thanks for Having Me!

Hi, Feministe-ers. I’m Sarah Jaffe, and I’ll be one of your guestbloggers for the next couple of weeks! I have a blog that is rarely updated these days–more often I do my writing elsewhere. I’m a journalist by trade, but … Continue reading

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