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Melanie @mojw ?

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  • Melanie commented on the blog post Why I am not a monkey   4 months ago · View

    Yes, Juliana!

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Your Daily Poem: Jan Beatty   4 months, 1 week ago · View

    This poem hits me like a ton of bricks. My feelings exactly.

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Your Daily Poem: Warsan Shire   4 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    This is so heartbreaking and amazing.

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   5 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    “I’m tired of trying to hawk gender equality like I’m some kind of car salesman showing off a shiny new sedan, explaining all of its bells and whistles.” Yes. That “tired of talking about feminism to men” piece hits so close to home. And of course the first comment on her piece is a man [...]

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Feministing Chat: Ban Bossy?   5 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    I really enjoyed reading you guys teasing out the nuanced complexity of bossiness. Also, I love this Amy Poehler quote that could fit into #bossyfeminism: “I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious [...]

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist Reader   5 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    The True Detective problem has REALLY been irking me. Perhaps because I’m such a huge television fan, I WANT to be able to partake in this huge TV phenomenon that is intelligent, introspective, and requires you to put some of the pieces together yourself. But I’m so busy being angry about the lack of female [...]

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Who creates drama at HBO?   5 months, 4 weeks ago · View

    This resonates with me so much. I love watching high-end dramas; they give us the opportunity to, as Ryan said, “examine, articulate, and interrogate the human condition.” but they are so steeped in the male perspective, I feel silenced watching them. They seem to genuinely not care what is going on in the woman part [...]

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Feministing Follow Friday: TV on Twitter   6 months, 1 week ago · View

    YESSSS this is an intersection of so many things I love. And I have watched many TV shows/read many books at Alyssa Rosenberg’s recommendation!

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Don’t be friends with rapists   6 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Yes. Yes. Yes. We ALL need to be better than this. This so true it hurts: “He has a girlfriend now. I don’t know what happened. It’s not my business. But every rationalization boiled down to a belief that convenience, a desire never to feel uncomfortable or deprived, trumped any moral responsibility – as though [...]

  • Melanie commented on the blog post What you probably missed in Beyoncé’s album   8 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thank you for contextualizing this and making it even more beautiful!

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Pie chart: Why do we read Feministing?   9 months ago · View

    Ann Friedman regularly makes these pie charts for the Hairpin, you can check them out here: http://thehairpin.com/slug/pie-charts/ They are generally for fun and tongue-in-cheek!

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Coloring Latinidad: On being called out and learning from your mistakes   9 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Juliana is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers.

  • I’m so happy someone is writing about Breaking Bad on Feministing! I kept watching Mad Men long after its actual plot was interesting to me solely because of the Feministing discussion of its episodes, and Breaking Bad is a smart show with dynamic female characters deserving of this kind of discussion. Thanks!

  • What constitutes a feminist issue may vary from person to person, but based on the stories regularly posted on Feministing, it is clear that this particular feminist community includes issues of race, class, immigration, etc. as part of feminism, or at least things that feminists care about. The War on Drugs, like stop-and-frisk, which has [...]

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Do as I say, not as I do: On language for SOME of us   1 year ago · View

    When a community tells you that they are offended, do not question their feelings. Check your privilege and move on. It’s called accountability. Have some. – Great!

  • Melanie commented on the blog post White womanhood, protectionism, and complicity in injustice for Trayvon   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    “Do not be the safe white woman that people can talk to about their racism. Strive to be something better. Follow the lead of people of color. Stand up. Even when you don’t do so perfectly. And above all else, listen.”

    This speaks to me above all else.

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Midday LOL: Bow Down is not an ode to wifely submission.   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    How I am still shocked by anything Rush Limbaugh says is beyond me – but this is COMPLETELY .

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Gender essentialism and the feminist housewife   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    I love the way you put this, Kathleen – it’s not a irreversible decision and there are many kinds of work.

  • Melanie commented on the blog post Bring your feminist self to work (every) day   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    I was recently able to encourage a coworker to report another coworker for sexual harassment. This is a really hard thing to do without support from others, so I was happy to be able to help assure she wasn’t ‘overreacting.’ I work in the non-profit sector, though not in a field specifically related to women’s/girl’s [...]

  • Melanie commented on the blog post When my heroine met her heroine: Mom, Gloria, and me   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Reading this site/the news in general so often evokes such negative feelings of anger and powerlessness, this was really a bright spot in my day. I loved hearing how much this meant to you (and your mom!), Chloe. This line really brought it home for me: “Then I set an alarm so I could get [...]

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