Posted in September 2012

Blogger Profile

Blogger Profile

I’ve been at this blogging thang for a couple of months and realized that I haven’t provided my readers with any suitable blogger profile on myself. And what’s a blog without a face and persona behind it? So here it goes… (Question source: “Pimp My Profile: 100 Questions about yourself“) 1. Name: Claire Marie McGovern … Continue reading

Do you even “want it all” anymore?

Do you even “want it all” anymore?

You know it is going to be a good Tuesday when you start the day off with a beautifully crafted and expertly executed article on the pursuit of perfection by today’s modern woman. Thank God for Debora Spar and this piece for the Daily Beast. It is Fruitloop Feminism at its finest. Drilling down her … Continue reading

Working it

Working it

A friend of a friend of a friend works as stripper. She’s super hot, has a body that I would actually murder someone for, and has that temptress X factor. What’s interesting about this friend of a friend of a friend is that her family is unbelievably wealthy. This girl doesn’t need to work a … Continue reading

Raunchy

Raunchy

The very first time I become aware of my passionate interest in feminist philosophy was when I was assigned to read an excerpt of Ariel Levy’s book, Female Chauvinist Pigs: The Rise of Raunch Culture. Raunch culture, for Levy, was something that was all around us at all times. Raunch culture is what drives our … Continue reading

Taking care of business.

Taking care of business.

Every blog has them. It’s the publishing lull. Work, relationships, family, the gym…it all gets in the way of updating your blog. This is why Fruitloop Feminism has been eerily quiet lately. But, I assure you my friends that this is simply the calm before proverbial storm! My day job has been slightly hectic lately…new … Continue reading

World, meet Catharine MacKinnon.

World, meet Catharine MacKinnon.

As requested, I would like to give a brief introduction into the insanely brilliant, philosophical and unbelievably controversial world of Ms. Catharine MacKinnon. Like your class textbook, Catharine’s essays on women’s rights and sexual politics creates a dialogue that makes me yell out in joy. Perhaps it’s strange for you MacKinnon-ers to hear that – … Continue reading

A little wisdom from the First Lady

“[ Barack ] believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care.” – Michelle Obama, First Lady

Flexing her and her husband’s feminist muscle, Michelle spat out this gem last night during her earth-shattering DNC speech. #WeekofFeminists

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World, meet bell hooks.

World, meet bell hooks.

To kick off your Labor Day celebrations, I thought I’d treat you to the wonderous life of yet another feminist icon. Her name is bell hooks and her game is writing riveting work on the interconnectivity of race, capitalism, and gender. Consider her a postmodern feminist in the greatest of senses. And, as a woman … Continue reading