Is the patriarchy bad for your health?

I was watching my new favorite TV show and I cried. Once my eyes had stopped dripping, my ears started to. I immediately administered Q-tips. But it reminded me that I frequently end up with fall-out from crying that is not limited to my eyes. Apparently, there is a reason they’re called ear, nose, & … [Read more…]

Shameless ABC plug

One of my current favorite TV shows is Brothers & Sisters (after Desperate Housewives Sundays on ABC…I don’t actually know the time it’s on, that’s what I have TiVo for). It’s about a woman, her 5 children (her husband died in the first episode), her brother, and her husband’s mistress. I guess it’s a late-night, … [Read more…]

Back from fMh Guest Blogging.

I’m back from two weeks of guest blogging at feminist Mormon housewives. Here’s a recap: The Loneliness of the Male Feminist A Multiplicity of Feminisms Mormon Men Imagining Heavenly Mother I am Man? For Those Who Struggle with Eating Disorders and Self Injury Renegotiating Marriage and Faith (Our Journey) fMh is one of the most … [Read more…]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen

or, What’s in Your Wallet iPod?! Someone once said that you can tell a lot about a person from what is on their iPod (and then went on to describe what they believe to be on the iPods of certain important figures). I think this was more true when iPods were smaller. You can tell … [Read more…]

Multiplicity of Feminisms.

This is a slightly edited repost of something I wrote for feminist Mormon housewives. Miko’s latest post brought up both Islamic feminism and the complications of being a privileged Western feminist. This may provide some welcome background: There are dozens of major varieties of feminism. There are those that are politically-based: Marxist, liberal, and anarcha-feminism; … [Read more…]

Book Review: No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women.

After months on my sidebar, I finally sat down and finished reading Estelle Freedman’s No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women. Freedman has managed to write a history and a survey of global feminism that is at once accessible, activist and academic. The compact size and the colorful comic-inspired cover … [Read more…]