I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical...– Yoko Ono (via tulletulle)
Geraldine Doyle, inspiration for 'Rosie the... →
” ‘Rosie the Riveter’ is the image of an independent woman who is in control of her own destiny,” said Gladys Beckwith, former director of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame. “Her death is the end of an era, and we need to take note of that.”
Rape Analogy: The “Walking in a Bad Neighborhood”... →
Acting like a woman, in many ways, involves performing behaviors that are out of the ordinary: shaving your entire body, coloring your lips and cheeks, lengthening your eyelashes, extending your legs on high heels, “doing” your hair, dieting obsessively, waxing, plucking, padding your breasts, painting your nails, stuffing your tummy into tight spandex casings, wearing skirts and...
My favorite Ted Talk! Sheryl WuDunn is the co-author of one of my all-time favorite books, Half The Sky. I strongly encourage you to track it down if this sounds like your sort of thing.
How To Rig An Election →
The combination of larger numbers of safe seats and increasingly expensive election campaigns is undermining the quality of American politics. There are now two categories of House races: the overwhelming majority, where the incumbent is a shoo-in and which national parties ignore, and a tiny number of competitive races into which the parties pour all their money and energy.
This is narrated by John Perkins, an ex “economic hitman” for the US government. If this video piques your interest I highly encourage you to watch his full-length interview in the Speaking Freely series (which can be found on Netflix “Watch Instantly”). It’s a little long, but definitely worth the time.
Arizona Band Ethnic Studies and, Along With it,... →
…we come to perceive the aim of banning ethnic studies as an attempt to single out the histories and cultures of certain people based expressly on race and class. While the Arizona legislature states its intention to prevent resentment and hatred of others, the new law fosters precisely that…
What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape →
While I believe that issues of racism or sexism are always relavent, this article is particularly relavent to current events. The topic is Julian Assange and the media’s portrayal of the rape allegations brought against him (and the repercussions of such portrayals, of course). Definitely worth a read.
Remembering the Montreal Massacre →
In classroom C-230, students and the professor turned to stare at Lépine when he entered. Listen up, he told them. Women to one side of the room, men get out. No one moved until Lépine fired into the ceiling. Then the men left the room. Alone with nine women, Lépine said, “I am here to fight against feminism. That is why I am here.”
Greetings and Salutations. My beat up composition notebook is the perfect place for private thoughts. Facebook is overcrowded and, frankly, a little overwhelming. Livejournal has left me jaded. I still desire, however, to share certain information with the masses. Hopefully tumblr will provide that forum. I am hoping to use this blog to raise awareness about issues that are of grave...