Happy Halloween! A Feministing costume contest…

So in the spirit of the holiday, Feministing wants to see your best efforts at feminist and/or political costumes. Send your pics to me, and we’ll feature the best ones on the site on Monday.
Usually I go with a birthday-themed costume (I’ll be officially in my late 20s the day after Halloween…now that’s scary!), but this year I really had go with something election-inspired.
After some serious consideration, I’ve decided to go as a “swinger state” for a Saturday night soiree…So be prepared to see some trashy-ass pictures of me dressed as a 70s-style swinger (think The Ice Storm) with a Hello-My-Name-is-Pennsylvania sticker on. Can’t wait…
So what does everyone have planned?

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Feminist New Year’s resolutions for 2015

When I sit down and make my New Year’s resolutions (usually on January 2nd or 3rd, because let’s face it, that’s how life works), it’s impossible to tune out that sneering voice, “Well you’re going to fail anyway, might as well call it as it is.” To prepare for 2015, I tallied the various failed attempts of years past, learning how to cook more than five meals (2013), exercising at least once a week (2011), or the fabulously futile effort of never procrastinating (1991 – present). This time, I thought that by specifying this year’s goals as feminist-focused it would somehow be easier. Guess what? It’s still hard as hell.

My first draft of my feminist resolution was something akin to ...

When I sit down and make my New Year’s resolutions (usually on January 2nd or 3rd, because let’s face it, that’s how life works), it’s impossible to tune out that sneering voice, “Well you’re going to fail ...