Worst of the Week! Our Year in Worsts!

Worst of the Week is a place to recap the week and start conversations about how women are portrayed in the media. For this edition,

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10 Things to Know About Simone de Beauvoir

Let’s get Parisian and talk about Simone de Beauvoir! Simone contributed some of the most widely held ideas in feminist theory that still stand up

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Reign In Blood: Mentioning My Menses

I am a 23-year-old, cisgender, queer woman with four tattoos on white skin, two college degrees from a Midwestern land grant school, and about zero

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10 Things to Know About bell hooks

Let’s talk about bell hooks and intersectional feminism! Here are ten things to know about Dr. hooks. 1. Alright, let’s just start with the thing

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Worst of the Week! Holiday Edition

Worst of the Week is a place to recap the week and start conversations about how women are portrayed in the media.  This weeks post

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Guess What? All Births are Natural Births

Here at The Radical Notion, we operate under the idea that feminists (this includes anyone and everyone who is interested in equality) should work together

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Losing Your Identity: Mr. and Mrs. [Your Husband’s Name Here]

I recently purchased my daughter a membership at the San Diego zoo. Usually I use the free guest pass that comes with my Diamond membership

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Winter Solstice Wonderland: A Not-All-About-Christmas Story

It’s that time of year again. A time where we all come together, eats lots of garbage, listen to the same songs over and over

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Worst of the Week!

Worst of the Week is a place to recap the week and start conversations about how women are portrayed in the media.  And, now, here’s

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Ani DiFranco and Lessons to be Learned

I wanted to write about Ani DiFranco for a few reasons. First off, I’ve loved her since the time I listened to the album Dilate

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Why Women Should Feel Free to Talk About Sex

I come from a family where nothing was taboo. We often discuss male and female anatomy at the dinner table over mashed potatoes and a

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10 Things to Know About Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan wasn’t a warm and fuzzy feminist that was beloved by all. She was complicated, noisy, bitchy (by her own admission), pushy, bossy, and,

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An Open Letter to the Internet

Dear Internet, I’m tired. I am tired of you. Yes, you. You and your anti-this or anti-that movements. You and your accusations that because I

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Police Brutality and Exposing Racism: Part 2

{This is the second part of an on-going conversation about racism. For part 1 go here.} Imagine a world where some foster parents–not the majority,

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Thoughts on Simone de Beauvoir and The Exclusive Nature of Disney

Here are some groups of people I would consider to be marginalized within society (not exhaustive and in no specific order): Women, people of color,

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When I was a Pregnant Teenager

I got pregnant when I was eighteen. A few weeks after my high school graduation. I suppose it shouldn’t have been much of a shock

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Let’s call a spade a spade: TERF feminism is not a feminist movement

I almost don’t want to write about TERF feminism, because doing so not only provides more exposure to a movement that is entirely anti-feminist, but

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Worst of the Week!

Worst of the Week is a place to recap the week and start conversations about how women are portrayed in the media.  After a week

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Police Brutality and Exposing Racism: Part 1

I want to begin by laying my cards on the table. Police officers in my world are heroes. They were killed in the 9/11 towers,

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