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Rachel @rachelwalexander ?

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  • Rachel commented on the blog post TIME’s Person of the Year reminds us that women don’t matter   9 months, 1 week ago · View

    I would think Malala Yousafzai would be an obvious contender, though she’s kind of faded from her position as a darling of the media since she started criticizing drone attacks.

  • Rachel commented on the blog post Marriage equality’s hip hop theme song   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    This is a disappointingly uncritical and non-intersectional take on Macklemore. With Same Love, he’s appointed himself the spokesperson for hip-hop, something he’s decided is homophobic, without acknowledging the existence of many, many queer rappers of color who have come before him. He’s claiming hip-hop culture as his own, when it’s something that was created by [...]

  • Rachel commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist Reader   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    After a month of investigation, I wrote this article looking at my college’s handling of sexual assault cases and why so many survivors feel as if they’re discouraged from going to the police.

  • Rachel commented on the blog post I’m not getting over it: a personal reflection on rape culture   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thanks Jessica. It won’t let me edit the post here, but I’ve made the correction on my original blog post.

  • Rachel wrote a new blog post: I’m not getting over it: a personal reflection on rape culture   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Trigger warning: This piece deals with stories about rape, assault and violence.

    Disclaimer: I am a white, straight, able-bodied, cisgendered woman, and my personal experiences with feminism and rape culture have been influenced by those identities. This essay is meant to be a personal reflection, and as such, it’s not an all-inclusive look at how all people experience [...]
  • Cross-posted to my blog . This month, my period was nine days late. Days one and two, I didn’t worry. My cycle is pretty regular, but it fluctuates a bit, and a day or two past due isn’t anything unusual. Days three and four, I started worrying a bit. I crossed my fingers and told myself it wasn’t [...]

  • Rachel became a registered member   3 years, 1 month ago · View

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