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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10 Things to Know About Gloria Steinem

If you were to ask ten people on the street to name a famous feminist, I think there would be quite a few people who

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11 Feminist Gifts for the Holiday Season

Looking for something cool to get the feminist in your life or maybe you just want to buy yourself something fun? Look no further! The

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“Me-Time”: A Privilege Just Like Any Other

About a week ago I was Skyping with a dear friend of mine who lives in a Catholic Worker House (one of the many in

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Hitting a New Low: Picking on the Obama Girls

Maybe it’s me, but there is nothing that irritates me more than a woman bashing another woman. Women are in a constant competition that we

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The Harm of Wifely Submission in Marriage

I married my high school sweetheart inside a conservative evangelical culture. (I write about this culture here, and to some extent here.) This coterie of

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Let’s Talk About Body Hair!

Let’s start out by establishing the generally accepted feminist opinions about this topic. 1. Women (and men, of course) can and should do whatever the

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Taking White People to the Movies

Many comparisons, however imperfect, have been attempted to make White people understand the plight and reaction of the people of Ferguson. I’ve heard everything from comparing

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The 7 Most Annoying Things Feminists Deal With Today

It really shouldn’t be so hard to believe in equality… Television and Movies aren’t the same for you You try to watch television or movies

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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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Raising My Son in a World with White Privilege

What does it mean to raise a white, biologically male child in this country? What does it feel like? I will tell you how I

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Barbie: I Think I Might be Able to Possibly be a Computer Engineer. Maybe.

Barbie controversy is heating up again, but this time it isn’t over her unrealistic body type. This time it is over Mattel’s “I Can Be

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Calling People Out And Why It’s So Important

I’m that person. I’m the one who tells people what they’re saying is sexist and perpetuates damaging stereotypes of women and girls. I’m the one

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Gender Marketing- Genius or Insulting?

When it comes to business, there is no place like America. The birthplace of capitalism-where cash is king- and if you make it, someone will

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