Related: [In]Equality Starts at Home & Equality at the Top Trickles Down

A recent article looks at the “traditional family structure” and how those areas which are not subscribing to it are doing better (economically speaking as well as in declining divorce rates). Arguing that “Inequality [of the Sexes] Starts at Home”, Carbone’s paper argues that gender equality starts there, too. A good and inspiring/uplifting read. via. … [Read more…]

Feminist Article of the Day

One of my 1L friends (who is helping start the secret freethinker’s group on campus) posted this on facebook. An atheist and a feminist! I shouldn’t be surprised, I guess. The two go hand-in-hand, especially given religion’s track record when it comes to gender relations. Anyway, long, but absolutely worth the read: the Original Sin … [Read more…]

Sexism is Not a One-Way Street

Lest there be any confusion (and in case it lends weight to my words), I am a woman-born-woman. What follows comes from that position. I’m posting this here because I don’t want to threadjack but also because I’d like to explore a comment that was perceived as sexist. Over on the Exponent, G has a … [Read more…]

Spark: a few sparks of feminism

I may be late to the party on some of these, but I thought they were worth sharing around: Someone cut together Buffy and shots of Edward Cullen from Twilight to show us how the movie should have gone. Watch it at full screen for the full effect and stay tuned through the end to … [Read more…]

Fucking Friday: Rape (S.A.A.M.)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and, to kick things off, I’d like to take issue with the growing prevalence of the word “rape” as a slang synonym for “dominated”, “rocked’, or “killed”. Both I and a friend have recently had Facebook “friends” (which of course could be anyone from a mere acquaintance to a … [Read more…]