Screw You, Tim Tebow: Thoughts from a Feminist Sports Fan

{Katy Gehred is a first-year graduate student in Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence College. Originally from Dayton, Ohio; she is currently researching gender in early-America.} Prior to the Broncos/Steelers game of January 8, one of my friends posted a Facebook status which read something along the lines of: “Well, one of them will rape you and the other won’t let you get an abortion.” I’m … Continue reading Screw You, Tim Tebow: Thoughts from a Feminist Sports Fan

Weekly Feminist Smorgasbord: All-American Muslim, Victim-Blaming Ad Campaign & “Muscular Empathy”

In an attack on women of color’s reproductive freedoms, anti-choice members of Congress have pushed for a bill called the “Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act,” which seeks to prevent women of color from attaining abortions in the name of “civil rights.” Clarification: Neither Susan B. Anthony nor Frederick Douglass would have supported this BS. In some of the most public displays … Continue reading Weekly Feminist Smorgasbord: All-American Muslim, Victim-Blaming Ad Campaign & “Muscular Empathy”

Linkety Links: Rape in Prisons, White Privilege and Feminists, Hotels, Pervs, and More!!

Its been awhile, friends and readers!! I’ve been bouncing around, adjusting to a summer job and detoxing my brain from school. But I haven’t stopped reading!! Here are some of the pieces that have caught my eye as of late. Happy perusing! <3 Why that Harvard/Tufts Study Isn’t Breaking News Racialicious: “Another week, another head-scratching study result. Or so you’d think, right? The study, conducted by researchers at … Continue reading Linkety Links: Rape in Prisons, White Privilege and Feminists, Hotels, Pervs, and More!!

Some links!!: Mother’s Day stories, a sweet zine, and how to deal with anger

The U.S. Maternal Healthcare Crisis: 14 Numbers You Need to Know Science & Sensibility: “Mother’s Day is May 8. At Amnesty International USA, we’re honoring mothers by fighting for maternal health — sending Mother’s Day action cards to U.S. and international decision-makers, hosting events and more (sign up at amnestyusa.org/mothersday).  Amnesty is also launching a One-Year Update to our groundbreaking report, Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care … Continue reading Some links!!: Mother’s Day stories, a sweet zine, and how to deal with anger

So Far This Week: Osama’s death, the GOP and rape/abortion, the history of rainbow pride, and more!

Hey hey hello there! I was trying to wait until the end of the week to post links, but all of a sudden this morning I already had so many. Here are some the news bits that have caught my eye so far this week. Enjoy! – Katrina In Search Of Meaning: Osama Bin Laden and the Dancing Americans Mondoweiss: “Those of us that know … Continue reading So Far This Week: Osama’s death, the GOP and rape/abortion, the history of rainbow pride, and more!

Pollitt Weighs in on Assange

Katha Pollitt dedicated her most recent column in The Nation to discuss the left’s reaction to sexaul assault charges against Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.  Pollitt writes, “What’s disturbing is the way some WikiLeaks admirers have misrepresented the allegations, attacked the women and made light of date rape.”  I particularly liked the last few sentences, which sums up the whole point of her piece: One … Continue reading Pollitt Weighs in on Assange

Womanist Musings: New Angelina Jolie Movie Turns Rape Into Love Story?

UPDATE: Via Huffington Post Angelina Jolie has cut short the shooting of her first movie in Bosnia, her producer said, after rumors that it portrayed a relationship between a rapist and his victim sparked protests from women assaulted during the Bosnian War. Jolie had originally planned to shoot scenes for her movie for about ten days in Bosnia, but now her crew will film the … Continue reading Womanist Musings: New Angelina Jolie Movie Turns Rape Into Love Story?