Posted in July 2012

A little wisdom from Erica

“Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.” – Erica Jong

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I came across The Atlantic’s coverage of a study that has been conducted to measure if there any scientific basis on the idea that women’s bodies are objectified. Feminists have been slamming popular culture about this for decades, yet there was never any proof to the pudding. “It’s all in your head,” the media said … Continue reading

Bestie

Bestie

I have been toiling over what my next post was going to cover, as there is simply so much going on in my world and in the world in general. As I sat tapping my finger against my keyboard and staring at a blank WordPress text field, I got a call from my very best … Continue reading

In the know

In the know

This week’s In the know is a little bit different than my previous posts…There are a lot of misconceptions about feminism. I invite you to browse through these links and  get acquainted with the truth behind sexual politics. 1. TRUE OR FALSE: In the ’60s, feminists were known to burn their bras.  2. A piece … Continue reading

The Cosmo Question

The Cosmo Question

I’d like to share a story with you. When I was coming up, Cosmopolitan Magazine was one of my best friends. In fact, she was that cool older friend who showed you how to put on your eyeshadow properly and how to land a guy. And, best of all, gave us unexperienced girls some straight-forward … Continue reading

Baring it all

Baring it all

I received feedback from a very wise tweep the other day; he suggested I begin to write about issues that are more serious. I guess the dissection of “50 shades of Grey” and oogling over Ryan Gosling as a feminist isn’t serious enough to him…but he’s right. So today, I’m going to bare it all to you … Continue reading

A little wisdom from Eve

“I was worried about vaginas. I was worried what we think about vaginas and I was even more worried that we don’t think about them.” – Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues

I’m worried about vaginas, too, Eve. And thank you for setting me up for my upcoming blog post…Stay tuned!

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The Invisible Knapsack: Battle of the Sexes

The Invisible Knapsack: Battle of the Sexes

Peggy McIntosh, a badass feminist and anti-racist advocate, wrote a very famous essay, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, based on racial inequality”. Her short essay states that, “White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools and blank checks.” McIntosh emphasizes that these privileges are not distributed equally or … Continue reading

In the know…

In the know…

With one more day left of The Week of Men here on Fruitloop Feminism, I feel it important to provide you lovely readers with the most relevant news from around the ‘net. Feast your eyes on “In the know…Week Of Men style!” 1. By now, you should have heard about the rape joke that Daniel … Continue reading

Love & Feminism

Love & Feminism

The Week of Men on Fruitloop Feminism is (sadly) coming to a close, and yet we still have so much to cover. So many men, so little time. Am I right ladies? As a real live feminist walking around in 2012, there is still one huge set back into us taking over the world, feminizing … Continue reading