Monthly Archives: August 2013

Taking Back My Power: My Floral Dress


If You’re Arguing With Me, Chances Are You’re a Dude

Originally posted on Make Me a Sammich:
Is this dude aware of his privilege? This week it finally hit me like a piano out of the sky: nine out of ten* people who argue with me on points of problematic representations/treatment of women in the media and by society in general are…wait for it…dudes. I’ve…

The oppression white feminists tend to ignore

On Miley Cyrus and Racism

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
So this happened last night: … and the internet (predictably) exploded. And just to be clear, I agree that what Miley did was frankly disgusting, but not for the reasons that you might think. Most of the criticism of Miley’s VMA performance has focussed on her attire and dancing…

To The Dudebro Who Thinks He’s Insulting Me by Calling Me a Feminist

Originally posted on Whatever:
Over the weekend, some dudebro with a history of shitting on women took this picture of me (which you may remember from here) and meme-ized it, with the intent, given his personal history and predilections, of mocking me — both for my views as regards women, and for wearing a dress.…

This Shade of Grey

Originally posted on Disrupting Dinner Parties:
Trigger Warning: descriptions of verbal, mental, and emotional abuse.  This is a guest post by Laura Brangan. I recently listened to a story that discussed turning points in our lives. These moments that tear people’s lives in half, leaving them with separate lives before and after a distinct occurrence.…

How To Talk To Your Son About His Body

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
I loved this post on how to talk to your daughter about her body, and I wanted to create something similar for parents of boys. My friend Nathan and I put this list together, and would love to hear your input. How to talk to your son about his…