next time someone demands your digits and you want to get out of the situation, you can give them this number: (669) 221-6251.
when the person calls or texts, an automatically-generated quotation from feminist writer bell hooks will respond for you.
This is a brilliant analysis of a huge Hollywood issue. Geena Davis makes excellent suggestions to increase the ratio of women to men on the big screen. Her first suggestion is really profound and, as a writer, I have to say that I have done this on more than one occasion. Characters are human beings. A woman can just as easily occupy the same roll and deliver the same lines as a man, many times even better.
The National Republican Congressional Committee wants to make sure there are no Todd Akin-style gaffes next year, so it’s meeting with top aides of sitting Republicans to teach them what to say — or not to say — on the trail, especially when their boss is running against a woman. Speaker John Boehner is serious, too. His own top aides…
Wouldn’t it be amazing if instead of needing to learn how to “speak to women” and become “more sensitive,” these guys would just learn how to be decent human beings?
The 2012 election cycle was a hard fought battle for rights and continued freedoms for many “interest groups” in the United States. As a vocal member of one particular “group”, I spent my entire senior year of college and the year after voicing my opinion and outrage at the horrific way that women are being treated by the United States government and the very politicians elected to fight for our vested interests.
I blogged. I canvassed. I donated and signed petitions. I did everything within my power to join my voice with the rising tide of Feminism and Empowerment in this country. All this fighting fanned a flame that had long since dimmed within me and at the end of the cycle; I was exhausted and burned out. It was not so much to say that I stopped caring, but that I realized that my rage was fueled from a part of myself that was still broken.
It was that part of myself that took five years of fighting and a year of self-reflection to heal. I can now say with relative certainty that the real rebuilding has begun in my soul and that the rage that once fueled me has shifted from a place of revenge to a place of strength.
What happened in my past is a story that so many women share. No longer is my fight about sticking it to the bastards that broke me, but it is about protecting the dignity and minds of those who may fall into the same horror I did.
Coming back from my sabbatical, I have a newfound sense of pride in not only my gender, but in the feminist community as a whole. Each and every one of you has stood up and joined her or his voice in the resounding cry of “We will not be silent.”
In the past year alone, the news has exploded with stories of rape victims coming forward and news of support, protection, and accountability.
The Stuebenville Case is one that particularly comes to mind. The national outrage towards the monsters that committed the crimes and the media that defended those monsters gained a volume that shook the foundation of rape culture at it’s very core.
This is not to say that rape culture has ended. Gods no. I would never be so foolish as to think one change would spark a permanent shift so soon, but the spark has been born from our outrage and will grow into a wildfire of change so long as we keep fanning the flames.
And this is where I choose to enter the fight once more. This is where I choose to take up intellectual arms and fight with my sisters and brothers in equality once more.
Feminine Wiles with DjDk is back, ladies and gentlemen. Time to Fuck the Patriarchy and take some names.
I have never ever been prouder of my city.