• rebecca wrote a new blog post: My feminist kid sister!   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    My younger sister just came home from a trip to Washington DC with her Confirmation class at temple. I’d been bothering her about it for weeks, mainly because I wanted to know what they were going to be lobbying for . Apparently they let the students choose when they got there, and my sister picked reproductive rights! [...]

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: Thank You Thursdays: Good Guys   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    This is just a short thank you to some guys I know. …to the guys who are comfortable enough in their straightness that they can hug and lean on other guys without needing to make homophobic remarks to make up for it. …to the guy I worked with on a project for Gov/Politics where we [...]

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: Not a Baseball Mom   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    One of my co-bloggers at City of Ladies posted this today, and I thought it was so funny that I had to share. Turns out that Sarah Palin fails not only at government but also at being a down-home person… “While giving a speech in Pennsylvania, said, ‘…And I am thrilled to be here in the [...]

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: “Pro-America”   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    I blogged at City of Ladies about this pro-America meme that’s been circulating around the Republican party.
    (I’ve fixed comments so you don’t have to be a member. Check out the blog, we update every other day or so.)

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: Unborn Mutant Ninja Babies   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    I blogged here about my trip to the doctor to get Accutane. It’s not easy, let me tell you.
    (Why is the government obsessively committed to pregnancy prevention only when fetus-mutating drugs are involved?)

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: Landmark Case Rock   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    Check out this filk I wrote at my blog, City of Ladies, after hearing that Ms. Palin doesn’t know any SCOTUS cases besides Roe:
    Landmark Case Rock

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: New blog!   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    I just started a new co-operative blog with my friends! It’s called City of Ladies, after a Renaissance feminist text I just read for a research paper. Check it out here!
    (I’ve made the inaugural post – it’s an analysis of a pro-Israel mailer I got in the mail.)

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: Teppanyaki/hibachi chefs   6 years ago · View

    Went out to dinner at the teppanyaki restaurant* last night with my relatives visiting from abroad. (At a teppanyaki restaurant, the eating surface surrounds a large griddle, and the chef cooks your food in front of you.) *Often called in the U.S. a hibachi restaurant or Japanese steakhouse. Nowadays, teppanyaki is a mixture of cookery [...]

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: On Touch   6 years ago · View

    Another issue that’s been simmering in my head, the issue of touch and personal space. Prompted by an event I’ll explain a little later in this post. I am really, really touch-shy. I jump if someone puts their hand on my shoulder; I apologize if I accidentally touch someone else in a crowd. It doesn’t [...]

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: Two letters to the editor   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    Today’s edition of my local newspaper contained two letters to the editor related to abortion. Here are my responses: Dear Editor: Ms. —- of ——–, in her August 2 letter, accuses Planned Parenthood of deliberately misleading women about the risks involved in taking the morning-after pill in order to financially benefit from the sale of [...]

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: Feminist opera?   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    Reading katems’s post on Fine Arts and Feminism got me thinking some more about opera and feminism. I am an aspiring opera singer, and I put my own interpretations of character into the arias I sing, as I mentioned in my comment there. However, I’ve also recently discovered that I greatly enjoy composing. I’m casually working [...]

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: Another Simple Mathematical Proof   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    Look, another silly mathy post, this time for people who say that same-sex marriage is not “real” marriage. Take as a given that females and males are equal. Obviously the worst people don’t believe it, but they look right bad admitting it. If F = M and F + M = marriage then F + [...]

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: A Simple Mathematical Proof   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    All right, the system ate my post the first time, so this one might be shorter. Throughout the feminist blogosphere runs the current of thought that “pro-lifers” are not, in fact, in favor of life, as their name might suggest, but instead variously anti-woman, anti-sex, or pro-fetus. I offer a mathematical proof that this is [...]

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: A Few Thoughts on Roe   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    Warning: This post contains nerdy legal talk. Many pro-lifers speak longingly of overturning Roe v. Wade . This, they think, will make abortion illegal and protect the innocent little embryos. Serious criticism of this position is necessary. 1. Roe did not “make abortion legal.” It ruled that state laws banning it were unconstitutional. At the time, abortion was [...]

  • rebecca wrote a new blog post: Islam and My Mother   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    This is a post that’s been in my head for a while – a rather personal one, I admit. My family is Jewish. My grandparents are Holocaust survivors – my grandfather jumped off a train when he found out that it was taking him to Auschwitz. He and my grandmother met and married in Israel. [...]

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