Archive for the ‘feminism’ Category

Pretty much everyone is discussing right-wing rhetoric following the tragedy in Arizona, and I think it’s something that needs to be discussed.  No matter how the perpetrator of these terrible actions identifies, it is a fact that there is a culture of violence around politics right now, and that the right is encouraging it and […]


The Duchess

14Dec10

I finally got around to watching The Duchess the other night.  I have many thoughts on it, none of which I’m sure how to put into words. The social commentary in this film was heartbreaking in its truth.  I’m not sure if they intended it to be such a stark picture of our current state of […]


What is freedom of expression?  Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. (Salman Rushdie) I am an adamant free speech activist, and have spent no small amount of time defending the free expression of people whose ideas I despise.  I have also been known to speak of language, and its power, and the […]


A Short Post

03Dec10

I know, I know.  If I see a link to a website called Ladies Against Feminism, I should ignore it. But I never learn.  And now I must post, or else be pissed off about this all day. This article discusses feminism — mainly, how feminism has destroyed the world.  Here’s how the author defines […]


Rocky Horror was a large part of my life in my high school years.  My parents had forbidden me to see it, and so I always told them I was staying with one of my friends (and sometimes I did actually stay with her, after the show was over) and went anyway.  It symbolized a […]


It’s been a while since I’ve written, in part because I am participating in that most frenzied of literary pursuits this year, NaNoWriMo, and I have been directing most of my words and my mind to that.  But then I saw something that I couldn’t set aside. Jezebel is not one of my favorite feminist […]


The other night, two of my friends were telling me a story about a group of women who participated in the (literal) torture of several men.  One friend referred to these women as simply “feminists,” the other “extreme feminists.” This isn’t a personal failing on the part of my friends.  The women in the story […]