a Broken iPod Touch

I’ve been working at the Domestic Violence Clinic for about six months, now. I help people complete the paperwork necessary to get a temporary restraining order (and, in some cases, a forced move-out order) against their abusers. I sit in the back of the court, interviewing and typing. I rarely know whether or not the … [Read more…]

Music Monday: Domestic Violence

Being the violent yang to John’s Quaker yin here at MoF, the news of UCI’s shooting (see John’s twitterfeed) last night filled me with the desire for vengeance. Yahweh’s jealous anger has nothing on my righteous anger when it comes to domestic violence. Violence is not the solution to every problem (or even most of … [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…]

Music Monday: Climb That Mountain High

I’ve been listening to this recently and it’s kept me going as law school ties me up in its basement, feeding me only bread and water, and negotiating a ransom exchange with my family husband. I keep getting the feeling that the majority of my family would like me to settle down and start having … [Read more…]

Music Monday: It Must Be the Sign on My Head

(no, not that one) “That says, ‘oh, Love Me Dead!’” or, A Feminist Critique of Ludo’s “Love Me Dead” Today’s music brought to you courtesy of DH *ahem* who picked it up from a House commercial. Which is funny, since I watch TV & he doesn’t and the song totally escaped my notice. I’ve had … [Read more…]

Blog for Choice 2009: My Top Pro-Choice Hopes

It’s Blog for Choice Day and I encourage everyone to visit the blogroll of bloggers taking part and to visit their blogs, if only for this one post. Also, feel free to revisit my posts from ’07 and ’08. This year’s topic is “What is your top pro-choice hope for President Obama and/or the new … [Read more…]

Sparks: Recent Feminism of Interest

Jane Doe is standing up to the social stigma attached to having been raped and the attendant indignities she discovered were involved in attempting to report it. In Japan. Although it is both a different culture and legal system, I don’t think there’s any culture that deals with rape without social stigma or the indignities … [Read more…]