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
Last week President Obama made his first visit to an American mosque. Speaking at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, he emphasized the values of religious freedom, tolerance, and inclusion, telling young people: “If you’re ever wondering whether you fit in here, let me say it as clearly as I can, as President of the United… Read More Inclusion, Solidarity, and … Hijab?
For women, one little word – “no” – can be very dangerous. Janese Talton-Jackson, 29 and the mother of three, is dead because she said that word to a man who was interested in her. He followed her out of a Homewood club early Friday morning and pumped a round from a shotgun into her… Read More For Women, “No” is a Dangerous Word
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!