Category Archives: feminism

I am only one

An old lady  is walking along a beach and millions of starfish have washed up on the shore. The old lady is walking slowly down the beach and picking up starfish one by one and throwing them back into the … Continue reading

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There have been some amazing posts recently on my favourite feminist blogs. Rape Culture 101 at Shakesville: Rape culture is 1 in 6 women being sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. Rape culture is not even talking about the reality that … Continue reading

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Boundaries

One of the things that I am learning, slowly, is that it is okay for me to not want to interact with toxic people, or passive aggressive people, or mean people, or people who are unwilling to respect my boundaries, … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Rape Culture

Lessons from the Rape Culture by Shaker SugarLeigh There are a million ways to try to make a woman shut up. And they’ve all been used on me. Now suddenly I’ve been given the gift of those who are willing … Continue reading

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Lessons for Girls

Historiann started an awesome meme entitled Lessons for Girls. There are 10 lessons posted by various authors, and I highly recommend going to take a look.

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Oh!

That’s *my* size!

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United we (don’t) stand, con’t

I received a response: Dear [Erin], Thank you for contacting United Airlines Customer Relations Department. I am sorry that it was necessary to apply our current seating policy. Effective April 15, 2009, for the comfort of all of our guests … Continue reading

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United we (don’t) stand

F.U.nited – another great post from Kate Harding, exploding the bullshit ideas around charging fat people extra to fly. My email to United: I flew a few times last year with United, and I was really happy with your “Economy … Continue reading

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On rape and consent

I recently discovered a new blog that I am loving – Tiger Beatdown. In her most recent post, she discusses rape, consent, and the movie Observe and Report. I want to quote the whole damn thing but I’ll refrain and … Continue reading

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A good morning

Last night I dreamed that I was at a Weight Watchers meeting. The leader was going around the room, greeting each person, but we were all listening. A few people mentioned that it was not their first time attempting to … Continue reading

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