Posted in October 2012

You don’t own me, GOP

You don’t own me, GOP

Have you ever seen the film, The First Wives Club? Well if you haven’t, it’s fabulous. It’s the story of three women who get divorced by their husbands for younger women, and instead of getting mad..they get even. The closing credits end in a performance by the three stars to the following song. How fitting … Continue reading

Sandy, you bitch!

Sandy, you bitch!

In college literature classes, the trope of “women as nature” and “men as culture” is almost as common as deeming your protagonist as a “christ figure”. And in weather, naming scary, mean, terrible storms after women is as common as….well bad weather. While I’m stuck at home during Hurricane Sandy, and the joke and memes rain down all over … Continue reading

In the know…

In the know…

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some notable headlines. But a lot has happened lately in the world of women (aka the regular world), so let’s begin: 1. Another GOP hopeful Senator has made a comment on rape, and it isn’t pretty. He stated that a women who got pregnant by rape is carrying … Continue reading

Binders full of women

Binders full of women

It’s high time I wrote this up. Watching Mr. Romney make this strange statement during the 2nd Presidential Debate, I knew this was going to come back and bite him. I also could predict a wave of social media backlash from that one (seeing as my Twitter stream was polluted with confused discussion). But let’s … Continue reading

Fashion x Feminism

Fashion x Feminism

I was never really a “fashion girl” in my early years. I liked to shop, sure, but I didn’t spend time fawning over the pages of Vogue or lusting after some expensive shoes or designer handbags. I strapped on my jellies, but my hair in a pony tail, and off I went. As I have … Continue reading

A little wisdom from Barack

”I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right.” – President Barack Obama

Here here, Mr. President! Just make sure you get your debate mojo back next time so you can make that a reality. 

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Judgmental Bitches

Judgmental Bitches

I have a thing for reality shows. It is one of my vices…like smoking or junk food…that is simply so difficult to give up. My newest favorites are the new singing competition shows, The X Factor and The Voice. The dreams in the eyes of the kids on the shows…the drama on the panel…the struggling … Continue reading

Mr. President (Mr. Feminist)

Mr. President (Mr. Feminist)

In light of the start of presidential debates, I’d like to share a little graphic I doodled on my macbook as I watched both men battle it out tonight. For this blog’s purposes, who is the more feminist choice? Who supports gay marriage, contraception, and appeals to larger female audiences? Who has more swag and … Continue reading

Half the Sky

Half the Sky

“Women Hold Up Half the Sky.” This ancient Chinese proverb is the inspiration behind the book by NY Times journalist Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl WuDunn about oppression of women around the world and some spotlight change makers are making a huge difference in their community. This book is a personal favorite of mine, … Continue reading