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  • anyadnight commented on the blog post Trigger Warning: School   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    I think the biggest potential benefit to course trigger warnings (if used correctly) is raising the visibility of marginalized groups in the classroom. Your friend thought rape law wasn’t personal because he assumed you had no personal relationship with rape and the law. Professors taking time to incorporate trigger warnings could serve to remind those [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post On doing the emotional work of being a male feminist   11 months ago · View

    Love this a lot because it is SO TRUE. I have one ex that began to ID as feminist while dating me and the fact that he /enjoyed/ obviously reading feminist titles in public whereas /I/ struggled because it generally meant a conversation on why I hate men was my first intro to male feminist [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post Women need a raise in the minimum wage   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    I guess my point is that there’s all this attention to “unskilled” laborers, but it’s actually just as bad and sometimes worse for those of us WITH skills!

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post Women need a raise in the minimum wage   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Hmm.. I just don’t know. As a recent college grad, I went to work for a nonprofit assisting women with chemical dependency in their residential treatment center at $9/hr. I am not allowed to work more than 30 hours per week nor is anyone else at my level or the next level up. When I [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post Halloween open thread: did you go as a sexy _____?   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    I bought a $6 plastic chimp mask and wore that with a regular dress. It was cute (and a little creepy), but not sexy and certainly not Halloween sexy. When I handed out candy I was an astronaut and sometimes I put the mask on and was a space monkey. It was fun. The astronaut [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post Anti-gay bigot gets honorable mention in Darwin awards   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    I nearly cried while watching this. Between waiting in large lines to eat mediocre sandwiches and this, the conservatives have really stuck it to us lately. I love that his partners in crime (his children maybe?) are laughing at him and the awkward emphases and pauses: “This is REALLY the treat …now for the homosexuals.” [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post Faster, higher, and stronger – but no less sexist   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    I thought this was a cool reference that demonstrates body diversity in top athletes. http://ninamatsumoto.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/athletic-body-diversity-reference-for-artists/ It’s on an art blog, but I think it’s also a good way to remind all people that there are many different sorts of bodies in the world and that’s a good thing. Maybe these people worrying about the fatness [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post Nicki Minaj on sexism in the music industry   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    It bothers me how at the end she asks the person behind the camera not to put up the footage. I’m totally sympathetic to what she’s saying AND I feel even more so to the fact that she feels the need to silence herself. I think it’s great that we get to hear it because [...]

  • anyadnight wrote a new blog post: Sexual harassment at my internship   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    I wasn’t sure where to write this, but I had to write it. I plan on coming up with a more formal list tracking what goes on at my internship later (for the purpose of handing it in to the director if I need to), but right now I’d just like to vent and perhaps [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Male birth control edition   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Maybe I’m failing a feminist litmus test here, but I bear the full responsibility for BC in my relationship and frequently have. Although, my current partner insisted on paying 50% of my BC costs (there are none now), so I guess that counts as being responsible for BC, he also would help me remember to [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Exes Edition   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    I sometimes feel like my relative lack of contact with exes says something bad about me, but I’ve also watched many people strain to have “friendships” with exes that were the farthest thing from true friendship I could imagine. Also, my first ex sorta set the tone for how I’d treat future exes and you’ll [...]

  • I was shocked to see one of my all time favorite (all female!) groups not mentioned in the collab section– Salt N Pepa! Salt, Pepa, and their brilliant DJ Spinderella. To me, Salt n Pepa go hand in hand with greats like Latifah and cover a lot of issues specific to women by speaking openly [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post Trans woman disqualified from Miss Universe Canada   2 years ago · View

    I agree on the misogyny, but it would be cool and subversive if they decided to be inclusive towards all women instead of reenforcing transphobia and cis-privilege. I think it’s good to subvert some of those old fashioned misogynistic structures as well as SMASH oppressive misogynistic structures with the righteous feminist hammer of gender-trouble! …I [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post Trans woman disqualified from Miss Universe Canada   2 years ago · View

    Cause they know they can’t win against her!

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post My Childfree Rules   2 years ago · View

    I’ve seen them at private hospitals and it made sense because that’s a place many pregnant women will go. It’s mainly so women who are pregnant don’t have to walk across large parking lots, being pregnant is a huge strain on many women’s bodies. I don’t see why it’s offensive. I know they can’t be [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post What if Ms. Fluke Wanted to Have Sex?   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    1) No one is “forking out condoms” or paying for anyone else to do so. Condoms are not prescribed. Birth control is a type of medication which must be prescribed by a doctor and you must pay to visit a doctor. So please don’t conflate taking a medication or having a doctor insert a device [...]

  • anyadnight wrote a new blog post: What if Ms. Fluke Wanted to Have Sex?   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    In the uproar over birth control it’s very appropriate that people call attention to the fact that BC is taken for a number of reasons. However, all this “paying so you can have sex” and calling sex “social activities” rhetoric makes me want to add something (or bang my head against the wall). What’s wrong [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Let’s Talk About Birth Control For REAL Edition   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    I started taking the pill when my 2nd period lasted for about a month. Yikes! My mother told me never to tell anyone I was on the pill “because they might get the wrong idea.” She had taken the pill through college to manage her periods and said that doctors wouldn’t believe she just wanted [...]

  • Perhaps this hasn’t been reported on in the national press much because there is currently so much going on with women’s rights and choice. This is one more thing I’d like to call on the feminist community to report on and keep track of. In Utah HB 461 has passed in the house and has been sent to [...]

  • anyadnight commented on the blog post Dress Code?   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    There is no link to my knowledge between dress and likelihood of assault. That said, I’m not sure what exactly you are going for. Business casual? Is casual dress ever appropriate? If you’re worried about safety it would be more effective to work in teams/pairs and travel to cars or public transit in numbers. Perhaps [...]

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