This week the women of Saturday Night Live, joined by musical guest Ariana Grande, tried to write a song about feminism, decided it was too hard, gave up, but then wrote one anyway. I’ll admit, I laughed out loud the first time I watched it. Then I watched it again and got sad, irritated, angry,… Read More This is Not a Feminist Song
Lots of people in my social media streams are talking about Bree Newsome, the community organizer who scaled a pole last Saturday and removed the confederate flag flying over the South Carolina state capitol. Her action was clearly about resisting racial oppression and racial justice, as she herself eloquently explained earlier this week: “For far… Read More Gender and Removing the Confederate Flag
This article in today’s Post-Gazette revisits an old debate in feminist circles about the sex industry: does sex work always victimize and exploit women? Or do women have agency and independence, and potentially gain economically and otherwise, from this labor? The problem is that a reductionist approach like this (“all sex trade work harms women”… Read More Is the Sex Trade Always about Victimizing Women?
I am thrilled to be launching this new blog at the same that I am developing the new Women’s Institute at Chatham University (my very exciting new job!). The two are connected in the sense that they are both about gender equity, sexuality, women, social justice, and social movements. But they are separate in that… Read More 3, 2, 1 … Launch!