Monthly Archives: April 2013

and you’ll be the writer

I Didn’t Know it was Sexual Assault

Originally posted on Make Me a Sammich:
Guest post by FrabjousLinz (originally appeared at her LiveJournal) (Trigger warning: this post talks about sexual assault and rape. It isn’t graphic, but be warned if you have triggering around this kind of discussion.) I’ve been holding off on this post for a few weeks, what with one thing and…

Show Her It’s a Man’s World

Patriarchy of change: Media coverage of Jason Collins as “first openly gay” pro athlete is silencing women

Originally posted on The Sin City Siren:
First, let me say that I am excited about the announcement this morning by NBA free-agent Jason Collins that he is gay. The 12-year basketball veteran came out in a Sports Illustrated story published today saying: “I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing…

Silent? Not me… A post about hate speech, and why I won’t be shutting up after all…

Originally posted on Frothy Dragon and the Patriarchal Stone:
    There’s a problem with being a feminist. Every now and then, you find those who believe men should have the right to abuse, rape and kill women will hit back, in what they think is the worst way. And when you’re a radical feminist,…

An Open Letter To Nadine Dorries About My Uterus

Originally posted on thesazzajay:
Dear Ms Nadine Dorries MP, I want to first of all thankyou for your continued interest in the contents of my uterus. I understand that you have only the deepest concerns for what goes on in there. However, I feel you may be overstepping some social boundaries a little, so I…

She Was Asking For It

Originally posted on The Coconut Chronicles:
“Don’t present yourself as a victim.” Those are the words we used to tell the students who came to women’s self defense classes at our Karate dojo. I was one of the instructors, I felt good about what I was doing. Some of the women who took these short…