Women Are Not Like Cats →
Originally posted on Gender Focus, March 21st 2012. I react to a piece by The Good Men Project titled “Women Are Like Cats.”
Invisible Children Makes Ugandans Invisible →
Originally posted for Gender Focus on March 19th, 2012. My take on the hoopla surrounding the Kony 2012 campaign. In a nutshell, it’s good that you care about something, but if you want to help, it might be a good idea to ask Ugandans about it instead of a white man.
The Secret World of Arrietty: For the Activist and... →
My review of the new Studio Ghibli film, The Secret World of Arrietty. Originally posted to Gender Focus, February 27th 2012.
Of Beds and Bugs →
Originally published with Katherine Press, February 2012. Sort of a break from my usual style. This is a personal essay based on my experience living alone and learning things about myself while my husband was out to sea.
Au Revoir, "Mademoiselle!" →
Originally posted for Gender Focus on January 27th, 2012. I talk about a French town banning the use of “Mademoiselle” on official forms, and my own personal gripes with gendered terms like “Madame.”
Can't Turn it Off: Retro-Sexism in TV Sitcoms →
Originally posted for WAM!, January 5th 2012. I react to un-funny TV sitcoms that rely on gender stereotypes, specifically the (now canceled) show, “Work It!”.
I'm Sick of Being Sick of Rape Culture →
Originally posted for WAM! on December 13th, 2011. I respond to a piece on Campus Basement titled “10 Ways to Fool a Sorority Girl Into Bed.”
(2011) 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence →
Originally posted for WAM! (Women, Action and the Media) on December 12th, 2011. This is a summary of our 16 day blogging campaign, in solidarity with the Rutgers University 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. We highlighted WAMmers working to end gender violence.
Nightmare Revisited →
Originally posted November 30th. Special guest post for Bitch Flicks during their animated films for children series. I talk about re-watching The Nightmare Before Christmas through an adult, feminist perspective.
Mo Hair Mo Problems →
Originally posted November 5th for WAM!. I talk about “No Shave November” and some of the hateful feedback directed at women who dare to go unshaven.
Less Sex, More Candy →
Originally posted October 31st, 2011 for WAM!. I take on the increasingly ridiculous notion of “sexy ____” Halloween costumes for women and girls.
Domestic Violence is Tolerated-- Officially →
Originally posted to Gender Focus on October 26th, 2011. I discuss the shameful decision of lawmakers in Topeka Kansas to legalize domestic violence.
Steven Greenstreet Isn't Sexist; He Just Loves Hot... →
Originally posted October 21st, 2011 for WAM! (Women Action and the Media). Steven Greenstreet started a blog called “Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street” and, surprisingly, some people have a problem with that.
The Revolution Down the Street →
Originally posted to Gender Focus on October 10th, 2011. I describe my very first encounter with Occupy Boston.
Keeping Abreast of Politics →
Originally posted September 29th, 2011 at Gender Focus. I discuss the sexist double standard surrounding a Member of Parliament’s Photoshopped cleavage.
Birth Control Blues →
Originally posted September 22nd, 2011 at Gender Focus.
Edmonton Radio Station Holds Contest to Win a... →
Originally posted September 16th, 2011 at Gender Focus.
Pork Underbelly The Sexual Politics of (Lots and... →
This originally appeared in the Reverb issue of Bitch Magazine, summer 2011. I discuss voyeuristic objectification and the blurred lines between sex and food on the internet cooking show Epic Meal Time.