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Alison @alisonrose ?

active 1 year, 2 months ago
  • Alison commented on the blog post Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: A note of thanks to my fellow Texans   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    This is just beautiful, Jessica. I am so in awe of all of you, and so inspired! You are fighting the good fight, and I’m gonna do whatever I can from California to support all of you :)

  • Alison commented on the blog post Steubenville teens are found guilty but rape culture remains alive and well   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Thank you so much for this, Maya. I sincerely hope against hope that one day we can and will live in your world…or at least one close to it :(

  • Alison commented on the blog post What matters   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    THANK YOU. Sheesh, the coverage of this story…sigh.

  • You are amazing, and this was so brave and wonderful of you. I hope you got through to at least a few of those kids, even if it takes them a while to realize it.

  • Alison commented on the blog post On feminist evolutions and online revolutions   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Lovely post, and best of luck to you, Vanessa!

  • Alison commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Katie Halper   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Looking forward to her documentary – sounds great! And Colbert is an awesome idea for your desert island companion, because I have a feeling a good sense of humor would come in quite handy, LOL

  • Alison commented on the blog post Sarah Palin, the veepstakes, and the “poisoned well”   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    This made me so mad when I first read about it, for precisely the reasons you laid out. If you are a member of any “other” group – women, POC, LGBT, etc – you are held to such incredibly high standards and scrutiny, not just for yourself but for everyone else in your “group”. We [...]

  • I still cannot freaking believe that in 2012 there are people who think women being paid equally is not important, or that it’s okay for them not to be. I just…how fucked up a worldview does one have to have to think that way? RAWR.

  • Alison commented on the blog post A sea change in transgender rights   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    It really is heartening to read this, to see the victories and steps forward all put together. It can be so easy to get demoralized about the path of human rights and social justice these days, seeing all the hatred and bigotry still being proudly displayed…so it’s really refreshing to read this and remember that [...]

  • Alison commented on the blog post Capital punishment: doesn’t work and takes place mostly in Texas   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    I am very happy to say that I just got an email from SAFE California – the measure to repeal the death penalty here has officially qualified for the November ballot! I’m not sure what the current polling shows, though I believe last I saw, repeal had a slim lead. I really really hope people [...]

  • Alison commented on the blog post Is the military labeling rape survivors as “crazy” to get rid of them?   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Grr, this is so…angry-making. The idea that they don’t even want to confront the problem of sexual assault and that they care so little about the victims not just to deny them justice but to slap a “crazy” sticker on them and shoo them away, likely ensuring even more trauma and suffering in their lives…I [...]

  • Alison commented on the blog post Quick Hit: What did you think of “Girls”?   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    I definitely agree with the diversity issues – it would be a problem no matter what but it really sticks out since the show is set in NY. Requires a bit too much suspension of disbelief that the characters’ social circles would remain so white. I was trying to think back this morning to non-main [...]

  • Alison commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Lilly Ledbetter   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    It’s on my “to read” list, for sure…along with about 627 others of course :P

  • Alison commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Lilly Ledbetter   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thanks for this interview! I really admire Ms Ledbetter – I can’t imagine how much stress and frustration and difficulty she must have dealt with throughout this whole thing, for so long! I hope this does give other women the courage to stand up for themselves if they feel they’re being discriminated against. It’s absolutely [...]

  • Alison commented on the blog post Beyonce writes open letter to Michelle Obama   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Michelle was on The Colbert Report last night and it struck me once again just how totally *likable* and warm and awesome she seems…and makes me shake me head when I read the nastiness people sometimes throw at her. So this letter from Beyonce is so nice to see, and so charming! :) Also? I [...]

  • Alison commented on the blog post Happy 8th Birthday to Feministing!   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    A very happy birthday to you all! I do wish I could chip in as a gift, but alas, I am currently without income and not sure when that will change. Hopefully others who are in better circumstances can compensate for me :) I hate to be a downer on a happy day, but one [...]

  • Alison commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Jack Stephens   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Wow, that *is* quite a resume! And so much of that work must be emotionally taxing, in addition to the UPS job being physically so (I imagine). Impressive what some folks are able to take on.

  • Ugh, this guy is SUCH an asshole. It’s like he’s trying to win an award or something. Gross. Duckworth has more integrity in her little finger than Walsh has in his whole damn body.

  • Alison commented on the blog post Bomb planted at WI Planned Parenthood   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    This is so horrifying, and it makes me quite sad and frustrated to know that it will likely only be properly labeled as terrorism on feminist/progressive blogs. The media seems totally unwilling to use the word regarding anti-choice violence…even though it’s so apt.

  • Alison commented on the blog post Win a copy of So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    I’ve had this book on my “to-read” list for a while, so this is awesome! I’ve read a lot of good fiction over the past year, most of it by women authors, but one that really stood out for me in interesting ways was Commencement, by J. Courtney Sullivan. I say “in interesting ways” because [...]

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