FeminismPolitics

Can we just focus on the issues? A theory about Hillary Clinton’s focus on work

I was listening to NPR this morning and got to thinking about how people talk about Hillary Clinton and what is spun variously as her need for privacy or penchant for secrecy. And it occurred to me that, this, like so much of the narrative about Clinton, is intimately tied …

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Weekend Reads: The Harm in Gendered Toys, Bad Grading, and Frog and Toad are Friends With Benefits… Kinda

Happy first weekend of June Readers! I hope everyone has had an awesome start of Summer vacation in the Northern Hemisphere. If you are from the other side of the axial tilt, chime in in the comments and tell us what the beginning of Autumn is like down there! Trent …

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Potty Politics: Four things bathroom bill proponents get wrong

CN: Transphobia At the risk of making this the Grounded Bathrooms page for a little while here, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Target for doubling down on its corporate policy of inclusiveness by announcing that its customers are free to use whatever restroom and dressing room …

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Weekend Reads: Anxious Kids, D&D, and The Kids Are Alright

It’s Spring Forward Day, when the US Government takes one hour away from you and gives it back in the Fall in order to somehow save daylight. I assume much like withholding tax , they keep the accrued interest. On to the links! Melinda Wenner Moyer gives us some great advice for how …

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I Love Hillary Because She’s a Woman

I’m finally coming out and saying what many of you have been thinking all along. I love Hillary because she’s a woman, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. If she didn’t identify as a woman, I might not vote for her. How else will misandrists like me dismantle the patriarchy …

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The CDC Can Rip the Wine Glass Out of My Childbearing-Aged Hand

New CDC recommendations released Tuesday state that all women of childbearing age should abstain entirely from alcohol, unless they use contraceptives. Come again? On first reading, one might think that they are on to something. Everyone knows that drinking during pregnancy is bad. Well…the research is actually mixed. But, aside …

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Lactivist or Feminist: Pick One

We need to stop telling women what to do with their bodies. Period. This includes how they choose to feed their babies. They are experts in their own lives. We do not know more about what’s best for them and their babies than they do. We simply don’t. And it’s not feminist …

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Feminist in a Metal Bikini

A few weeks ago, I was browsing my Facebook feed and came across this blog post. TL;DR: Mom and daughter see an action figure of Leia dressed in a metal bikini in the toy aisle. Mom deflects questions from her young child about it, having never seen the film. She writes …

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From Toys to Toilets

As reported here over the weekend, Target has announced that it will remove signage and other culturally enforced color designations in its stores over the next several weeks, presumably in time for a holiday shopping season that will see Lego Friends and Elves moved to the building set aisle where …

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I Don’t Need Your Birth Feminism

Mariah Sixkiller’s Why I Am a Birth Feminist is one of the most privileged and myopic pieces of drivel I have ever read. Why exactly is she a birth feminist? Is it because she wants to see improved birth outcomes for women in third world countries? No. Is it because she wants to fight …

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