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  • Nina commented on the blog post Chart of the Day: Birth control efficacy   9 months, 1 week ago · View

    @ Bex, I 100% agree with you. The Pill made me feel INSANE and it wasn’t really after going off it (after being on for a decade) that I realize the negative impact it had on me. I think part of the problem too is that these articles lump all contexts into one. Would I [...]

  • Nina commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Not sure if it was covered here or not, but speaking of book covers, look what they did to Anne of Green Gables.

    Disgusting and sad. Not to mention they picked a blond. What is the world coming to?


  • Nina commented on the blog post On #KUboobs and choice feminism   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Thanks for the reply Maya,

    This is a really interesting topic – a lot to think about on my end. I really appreciate your taking the time to respond so thoughtfully. It means a lot as a Feministing reader!

  • Nina commented on the blog post On #KUboobs and choice feminism   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Hi Alexandra! Thanks for replying. I definitely get that, and after I posted my comment I realized I didn’t represent (enough) that I appreciate the diversity of the writers here, and that I understand that not everyone has, or has to share the same point of view. So my apologies there. That being said, I [...]

  • Nina commented on the blog post On #KUboobs and choice feminism   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    “The boobs aren’t really doing much except existing for a presumably male gaze.” Isn’t this what Beyonce was/is doing on the cover of the latest GQ magazine, and a ton of writers from this site thought it was just honky dory for Beyonce to pose half naked on a sexist and racist magazine cover, but [...]

  • Nina commented on the blog post NRA attacks Sasha and Malia Obama   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    I agree with the above comment. This post is totally misleading and blatantly false. If you’re going to call people out, at least do it based on facts and not what you wish was the reality.

  • Nina commented on the blog post More than an “aw” moment: German dad supports gender non-conforming son   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Pretty sure this is a German family – changing the URL will help for SEO purposes too!

  • Nina commented on the blog post Does Lena Dunham’s “casual racism” matter?   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    This is one of the best comments I have seen on this site.

    Feministing tows the corporate line of “progressivism” as much as Romney tows it in the actual corporate world, and it’s pretty disgusting. This site isn’t helping anyone except reinforcing the status quo.

  • Thanks for responding Jos! I get a little emotional about this topic because it’s so important to me – but thank you again for taking the time to read and reply!

  • Just to clarify, when I said I can sort of understand your point, I meant it in relation to the trafficking comment – not just looking (or not looking) at sex workers as people with jobs that are tragic.


  • Jos, this is a great post, but I really, really take issue with this statement (and I agree with what someone posted above about sex workers and “fun.”) It’s great to see sex workers represented as people, and people who’s jobs aren’t all tragedy. The “trafficking” frame we’ve been fed by radfems (yeah they started [...]

  • I am glad that this story is being shared, but I can’t help but ask: prior to Robels, who was the country’s strongest person, and if it was a man, did they have an endorsement deal? The popularity of sports has something to do with who gets endorsements and why, that’s Marketing 101. I am [...]

  • Nina commented on the blog post What We Missed   2 years ago · View

    Just an FYI regarding the emergency contraception article. The article says it was a woman who refused to administer the EC, not a man.

  • “Female rappers tend to be singled out as a group in general more for political than musical reasons. Like women of color in too many other fields, their identities seem to require special attention, analysis, deconstruction, and qualification before their contributions can be taken at face value (if ever).” I am not sure how you [...]

  • No one is saying that this conversation should ONLY FOCUS on white people, but the OP was talking about female rap artists – not female rap artists of color (at least, that is how I understood it). Nor did I see her mention the origin of music within the context of that statement. I made [...]

  • Good call Ian,

    Come on Feministing – I think we can do better then generalizing all female rappers as exclusively women of color. I think if it were the other way around, but in a different article, this site would be all over it.

    I hope to see this changed.

  • Nina commented on the blog post May 31st, 2009: Welcome to America   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thanks for mentioning these two incidents. Considering Australia is notorious for it’s deeply engrained anti-woman attitude, and racist persuasions (and I am noting this to make a point, not because a tit-for-tat argument is necessary), I find this type of “my country is better than your country” dribble totally counter-productive to any conversation that would [...]

  • Nina commented on the blog post Are gender-reveal parties necessarily retrograde?   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    I am not sure how I feel about this party trend for one main reason: It’s none of my damn business how private citizens choose to celebrate the birth of their baby. And for me, that’s the bottom line. We can critique it, look at it through a feminist lens, etc, write about it, blog [...]

  • Nina commented on the blog post Lady Gaga’s twitter confession: she eats salad when she wants cheeseburgers   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Though I will add her using the hashtag of #Popstarsdon’teat isn’t my favorite. And I think that’s problematic, but at the same time, it’s reality. I eat about 1,400 calories a day to maintain my weight. It’s not a lot, but it’s healthy, plenty of food, and no where near deprivation. But would some people [...]

  • Nina commented on the blog post Lady Gaga’s twitter confession: she eats salad when she wants cheeseburgers   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    I have to say, I agree. I have spinning tonight. I would love to eat a cheeseburger afterwards, but I can’t. At almost 30, to maintain my size 8 frame, I can’t eat whatever I want, when I want. It’s not about being thin, it’s about being healthy (for me personally). My grandmother has heart [...]

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