Tag Archives: women

What It’s Like To Have an Eating Disorder (and not be thin) | Dispatches from Paradis

via Dispatches from Paradis There was this horrible article going around last year about five great reasons to date a woman with an eating disorder. In reality, no one who has had a partner with an eating disorder would find anything positive about their illness. You can’t love someone and be willing to watch them suffer so much. But, one of […]

[TW] Why I had to unfollow @everydaysexism

via Speak Out, Reach Out, Camp Out:  If there was a way I new on Twitter of following someone without their posts appearing in my feed, that is what I would do for @EverydaySexism. I had to unfollow them today. I wish I hadn’t needed to, because I wholeheartedly support what they are trying to do, […]

Why Society Still Needs Feminism

Via  Feminism is Fantastic: Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night. Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being […]

Celebrating women of color, one girl at a time

Via QueerBlackFeminist: Last month, when The Onion magazine posted a tweet calling nine year old Quvenzhané Wallis the c-word, I tweeted a reply, “No Black girl is safe.”  And that’s how I felt, and often do feel, even though it’s a bit bleak. But, let’s think about this: in addition to the ways that adult women […]

Your Rape Jokes Bore Me

From Tess Rafferty: When I hear a rape joke, I have a range of reactions. Sometimes it’s been laughter. Sometimes I’ve felt a weary indignation. After a year of women being a political punching bag and the “rape is OK” culture of places like Steubenville, it’s at times just one more reminder of how we’re being […]

Sexism in Games – A Mea Culpa

From  Welcome to Trixieland: If Meaghan Marie’s recent post about the sexism she’s encountered in the games industry was at all shocking to you, you either don’t work in the games industry or you’ve had your head up your ass. I applaud her for writing it—it took guts. But she’s just shedding light on attitudes and practices that […]