Posted in August 2012

World, meet Adrienne Rich.

World, meet Adrienne Rich.

Ms. Rich is credited with the representing the oppression of women and lesbians in the wider feminist discourse. In simple words? She’s the gal who made lesbians mainstream and an inseparable extension of feminism. When folks claim that all feminists are lesbians…you can credit your good pal Adrienne for starting that ball rolling. In light of her … Continue reading

Week of Feminists: She got it from her mama

Week of Feminists: She got it from her mama

Happy Hump Day, ladies and gents. I’m back to blogging, full steam ahead. My inspiration for my upcoming series of posts comes from a conversation about feminist foundations. When looking to intelligently argue a point from a feminist point of view in today’s modern times, we need to stand on the shoulders of those smart … Continue reading

Who’s your daddy?

Who’s your daddy?

I overheard a couple of guys chatting away on the subway this past week about a past relationship one of the guys was in. My expert eavesdropping informed me that one of the guys had broken up with his past GF due to her “major daddy issues”. So, I got to thinking… …what the hell … Continue reading

In the know…

In the know…

Happy Monday, Fruitloop Feminists! After a great weekend in the bright sunshine, breathing in the fresh air and loving life, this bomb dropped in my inbox this morning – a shocking quote by Representative Todd Akin of Missouri. This is what our Pro-Life pal said on live television: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female … Continue reading

What’s in a word?

What’s in a word?

Recently, I got into a healthy debate via Twitter with a respected, opinionated blogger named Alisse Marie (Follow her on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/alisse_marie). Our debate centered around whether or not men need to call themselves “feminists” in order to prove that they are believers in feminist political ethics. After a series of tweets – and scaring … Continue reading

Control

Control

A stat screamed out at me from a recent article in my Women’s Health magazine this week: “99% of American women who are or have been sexually active have used some sort of birth control.” This is a stat that makes me proud to be a feminist and sexually active American. However, with a fierce … Continue reading

A little wisdom from Margaret

“No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.” – Margaret Sanger

A quote and a clue as to what’s coming up on Fruitloop Feminism. Stay tuned, friends. 

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In the know…Helen Gurley Brown

In the know…Helen Gurley Brown

Her famous book “Sex and the Single Girl” became the mantra behind one of the world’s most popular women’s magazines. Her ideology drove Cosmopolitan to it’s pedestal as the guide for the fun, fearless female. Her recent death has inspired this week’s “In the know”. Let’s pay tribute to one of the most badass, groundbreaking … Continue reading

Silver screen kind of love

Silver screen kind of love

If you have ever babysat a group of little girls, you’ll know that they love to play with Barbies. Inevitably, part of the game requires a marriage between Barbie and Ken: a fully staged, white gown gala complete with Stacey and all of Barbie’s closest friends in attendance. And as these little girls grow up, … Continue reading