• When one thinks of the end of communism in Eastern Europe, a number of images usually come to mind: the fall of the Berlin wall, freedom, people hugging and dancing, liberty, smiles, Lech Walesa’s iconic moustache and Mikhail Gorbachov’s birth-marked forehead. And these are all accurate. What we don’t think of are back alley abortions, [...]

  • Maria commented on the blog post Praise for the (hair) whipping Willow   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    I’m just wondering am the only one who finds it a little weird that Willow Smith is NINE and practically a professional? Good thing she’s singing empowering things about hair but isn’t it all just a little too early?

  • Maria commented on the blog post Fat/Slut Shaming and the Meritocracy Myth   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    I am an avid feministing.com reader, feminist and reproductive rights and maternal health activist but I was also trained as a biologist. There is nothing that can be said in the defense of slut- or fat-shaming. But there is something to be said about the objective negative consequences of obesity. I’m not talking about “curvy” [...]

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