• Becca commented on the blog post Drunk in (same) love: 2014 Grammys open thread   7 months, 1 week ago · View

    Also, Mackelmore is a terrible rapper. Like, he really is just not good at it. I’m confused by that choice too.

  • Becca commented on the blog post Drunk in (same) love: 2014 Grammys open thread   7 months, 1 week ago · View

    Agree with the first comment. The fact there has not been widespread outrage over the “Eat the cake, Anna Mae” lyrics is baffling…the two biggest names in music, one of whom is getting a lot of recognition and money by talking about feminism, should not be making joking sexy talk about the horrors that Tina [...]

  • Becca commented on the blog post Infographic: How to win a Best Actress Oscar (spoiler alert: play a wife)   7 months, 1 week ago · View

    And I get that you could try and argue about the primary role these characters played in moving the plot forward and how they motivated the action and such, but that means you’d have to rearrange a whole lot of the men and women, because that would mean a ton are misplaced.

  • Becca commented on the blog post Infographic: How to win a Best Actress Oscar (spoiler alert: play a wife)   7 months, 1 week ago · View

    “Now there are historical roles which earn women Oscars, but the category of husband, father, son, brother or boyfriend doesn’t even exist for men.” Yes…because the infographic is sloppy and sexist. All this shows an increasingly detached Feministing crew reposting stuff without actually taking two minutes to actually think about it. Sally Field played a [...]

  • Becca commented on the blog post Hard truths and no more lies: talking to boys about violence   9 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    I work in Chicago, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard guys say “No ratchets, no thotties” when describing dating preferences. (Thotty = thot.)

  • Becca commented on the blog post Quick Hit: What not to say to a friend who has been assaulted   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    I have to say, I find this list pretty ridiculous. If I’m telling someone about my sexual assault*, it’s usually because I want to talk about it. So I’d like them to ask questions, and it doesn’t necessarily matter what those questions are but rather the tone they’re asked in. I’ve been asked “Was he [...]

  • Becca commented on the blog post This is how you teach rape culture to 12-year-olds   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    I wrote a letter to the assistant principal and principal. Their emails can be found online. Weenta: your logic seems awful to me. “Teenage boys have enough trouble focusing”….and teenage girls don’t? I’m tired of hearing I couldn’t understand. I was very sexually charged as a teenager, it was incredibly distracting (teenage boys aren’t the [...]

  • Becca commented on the blog post Our intersectional struggles as seen through a queer Seder   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Oh wow! So I had time after work to do my own research on this. I was raised with LGBT and my university used “spectrum” instead of going alphabet soup. I never realized GLBT was a big thing so I could see if the haggadah was a little older it might use it. I have [...]

  • Becca commented on the blog post Our intersectional struggles as seen through a queer Seder   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    …can you explain the switch to GLBTQA? I see it more and more, instead of LGBTQI or LGBTQA. Usually I see it as a way to suggest lesbians aren’t welcome, but I presume that’s not an underlying theme of your post.

  • Becca commented on the blog post Trans allyship within GLAAD   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Hey, I’m sorry if this question seems a bit ignorant. Is it inappropriate to refer to “the trans community” for the same reason it’s inappropriate to refer to “the black community”? As in, as bell hooks described, there are black communiTIES, as in plural, non-homogeneous, non-equal, each discrete and distinct… Is this the issue? It’s [...]

  • Becca commented on the blog post A short list of ways white people can be less oppressive   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Hey Lara, apologies. I didn’t want to go quoting really long lengths, but I understand how that quote didn’t highlight the point you were making. I guess my response here is: I understand that you don’t like when any ethnic/music/cultural group is sexist, and I think it’s true that a lot of rock, pop, country [...]

  • Becca commented on the blog post A short list of ways white people can be less oppressive   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Wow, intense white backlash on this one. “You got this? Then please share…” I interpreted her statement – and I could very well be wrong – to mean ‘We understand this is happening and are handling it, and it would be less tense without the $0.02 of white people everywhere.’ The truth is, most white [...]

  • Becca commented on the blog post A short list of ways white people can be less oppressive   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Ugh, I have to stop using the word “disclaimer.” I claim it all.

  • Becca commented on the blog post A short list of ways white people can be less oppressive   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Disclaimer: I’m white. “This one is a little tricky and I fully expect a few white feminists to push back on this, but don’t critique hip hop for objectifying women when you clearly don’t listen to it and because you are not seeing bodies that look like yours being exploited. We got this. Thanks.” When [...]

  • Becca commented on the blog post Watch live: Senate hearing on sexual assault in the military   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Anu Bhagwati of the Service Women’s Action Network has posted her testimony here: http://servicewomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Anu-Bhagwati-Senate-Testimony-Final.pdf “The Department of Defense (DOD) estimates that 19,300 sexual assaults occurred in 2010, and that while 8,600 victims were female, 10,700 were male. This is a critical point. Military sexual violence is not a ‘women’s issue’. Sexual assault is widely misunderstood [...]

  • Becca commented on the blog post Telling women to get a gun is not rape prevention   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    I think there are others out there, but I don’t have time to search more right now. I’m also inclined to mention that it’s clear there is a cultural connection with sexual assault, otherwise different countries wouldn’t have different rates of sexual assault.

  • Becca commented on the blog post Telling women to get a gun is not rape prevention   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    I think in this case it would be wise to share stories about how anti-rape campaigns that focus on men actually work, like this one from the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/01/edmonton-sexual-assault-awareness-campaign-dont-be-that-guy_n_2224228.html

  • Becca became a registered member   1 year, 5 months ago · View

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