Feminist Friday: On Not Hitting on People

There has been quite a bit of discussion, at least on my part of the internet, on why hitting on people is not necessarily welcome. This is an issue that seems to cause a lot of misunderstanding, so I’m glad that it’s getting some attention and cross talk. I’m sharing some excerpts of my favoritesContinue reading “Feminist Friday: On Not Hitting on People”

Feminist Friday: Kelli Russell Agodon, “Respect Our Girls”

On Tuesdays, poet Kelli Russell Agodon does a post called “Confession Tuesday.”  Confessions are about writing, family, travel…just about anything. This past Tuesday’s post, the Respect Our Girls Edition, resonated with me so deeply that I wanted to post it here today. Growing up, I encountered a lot of mixed messages. Heck, these mixed messagesContinue reading “Feminist Friday: Kelli Russell Agodon, “Respect Our Girls””

Feminist Friday: Pussy Riot Imprisonment, One Year Later

On Feburary 21, 2012, members of the punk band Pussy Riot, staged a protest against Vladimir Putin in a Russian Orthodox church. Two members, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were sentenced to two years in jail. Yekaterina Samutsevich was imprisoned, but was released in October after hiring a new attorney. The remaining two members at the protest remain at large.Continue reading “Feminist Friday: Pussy Riot Imprisonment, One Year Later”

Feminist Friday: The Friendzone

Warning: The post I am linking to is full of profanity. While it’s text only, it might not be safe for work.  Via Kimberly Chapman (who pretty much links to all the best feminist stuff on Google Plus): Yeti-Detective has an open letter to men in the friendzone. (If you don’t know what the friendzoneContinue reading “Feminist Friday: The Friendzone”

Feminist Friday: Answer To Yourself

  I had a couple of vague ideas for what I was going to write about for Feminist Friday this week. And then when I logged into WordPress, the first thing I saw was this post from wildfeministappears. And before I was halfway through, I knew I’d be sharing it this week. This post was particularlyContinue reading “Feminist Friday: Answer To Yourself”

Feminist Friday: Myths that need to die

Via DailyLife, by way of Kimberly Chapman: “Five myths about women that need to die in 2013.” Let’s take a look at them, shall we? (But go and read the full text; the snark is brilliant.) 1. Women are waiting for Prince Charming to marry them and put a bun in it. There’s a persistentlyContinue reading “Feminist Friday: Myths that need to die”

Feminist Friday: Derailment Bingo

I’ve had this bookmarked for several weeks now, waiting to share. It’s just been a matter of making time to blog. Via tumblinfeminist, may I present Derailment Bingo: If you’ve partaken in a discussion on the internet, you’ve seen at least one of these. In fact, you’ve probably seen them all at some point orContinue reading “Feminist Friday: Derailment Bingo”

Feminist Friday: Hollywood edition

Both of these articles are slightly old, but are new to me. Jon passed them along to me knowing I’d want to use them for this portion of my blog, so here you go! First up, “6 Insane Stereotypes that movies can’t seem to get over.” This article is a great dissection of a wholeContinue reading “Feminist Friday: Hollywood edition”

Feminist Friday: Jennifer Livingston

The above video made the rounds on the internet last week, so it’s slightly old news, but it’s so great that I had to share it again. For those of you who missed this one, a news anchor at a Wisconsin CBS station received a snarky letter from a viewer criticizing her for her weight.Continue reading “Feminist Friday: Jennifer Livingston”

Feminist Friday: Facing Feminism

Last week, Kelli Russell Agodon posted the above photo at her blog, announcing that it would be part of the Facing Feminism: Feminists I Know exhibition. From the opening of the Facing Feminism manifesto: FACING FEMINISM is a project in which, through art and words, the many different faces of feminism are visually demonstrated. ThisContinue reading “Feminist Friday: Facing Feminism”