• Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post On Celebrating Female Authors   3 weeks, 2 days ago · View

    What, no love for Amy Tan (Joy Luck Club, one of the most famous books with female protagonists ever written?) She’s got a lot of books, too by the way — her most recent one was ‘The Valley of Amazement”

    Also look up Lisa See, Joanne Harris, and Jhumba Lahiri.

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post How to Be a Short-Haired Female   3 months, 1 week ago · View

    Um… am I missing something? Is this supposed to be satirical? Mocking the articles that focus on women’s beauty and style? Because, if it isn’t, it seems a little… um… not… post-worthy… for feministing? Just sayin’.

  • PEOPLE! Maybe focus more on the intent of the article — that is, calling out Bill O’Reilly for being an awful excuse for a human being who truly, sincerely believes his disgusting, transphobic words — instead of the feminist-allied guy, whom is standing up for trans-rights, writing the article accidentally mixing up ‘Trans-boy’ and ‘trans-girl’? [...]

  • I’ve noticed actually a similar trend with men — hear me out — in that when two men have a particularly close friendship, they’re either pigeonholed as ‘gay’ or expected to partake in some pretty disgusting displays to prove that they’re ‘still men’. And, really, I think it all comes from the same source — [...]

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post 7 things I’ve learned working in service positions   6 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Watch it, there — your privilege is showing (and yes, this is coming from someone else who’s privilege shows from time to time, so that’s saying something) The thing about always smiling, always putting on a happy face for customers is that, after a while, you start smiling like this: http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121113171624/zimwiki/images/e/e0/NICK.png And, for some reason, [...]

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   7 months ago · View

    Also, have you been reading “The Young Protectors” an LGBT superhero webcomic by Alex Woolfson? You should be, according to the creator commentary for today’s comic, found here: http://webcomics.yaoi911.com/archive/ete-ch2-page-32/

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post The Daily Mail: A Scavengers’ Manifesto   10 months ago · View

    How these are supposed to be “Acts of Service” to women, I MIGHT have an idea — the idea that she’s making him go through what SHE probably has to do to be considered conventionally appropriate/attractive. Let’s face it — this shit is EXHAUSTING to do, especially every day. But… yeah, how the Daily Mail [...]

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post Quote of the Day: Rape kits are…abortions?   10 months ago · View

    Even more outrageous (-ly stupid): Where’d she get the ’5 months’ from? If you visit the emergency room for a rape kit, it’s (hopefully — I know the stigma and shock can be deterrents) within 24 hours. What idiot thinks that a rape victim would go into the emergency room FIVE MONTHS after the fact? [...]

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post Why Daenerys is NOT Laura Bush.   10 months ago · View

    Oh, wait — he was talking about the HBO TELEVISION spin-off? Oh, well then, obviously it’s racist! If HBO gets their hands on any good book and makes it a TV series, of course they’re going to fuck it up with racism and sexism abounding. They already changed the relationship between Dany and Khal Drogo [...]

  • Jacqueline Hentzen wrote a new blog post: Why Daenerys is NOT Laura Bush.   10 months ago · View

    First, allow me a cheap shot and a nitpick at the post that was included in the Weekly Feminist Reader: Daenerys being like a liberal white woman, but being compared to Laura Bush?  Um… are we thinking the same Laura Bush?  Wife of least-popular-president George W Bush, very conservative, THAT Laura Bush?  Calling her a [...]

  • About the article in general, I’m sorry to be the lone dissenter, but I can’t be offended by Salmon’s position that women bloggers are happier — especially given that most women bloggers that I’ve seen are feminists and activists. After seeing so much shit about how activism and women’s rights has made women ‘unhappy’ (Looking [...]

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post Obama opposes Boy Scouts gay ban, homophobes support it   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Yes. And good for them. Also, I pulled the Muslim argument because it would push buttons. Thank you for proving my point.

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post Obama opposes Boy Scouts gay ban, homophobes support it   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    “Because a non-Muslim knows more about being a Muslim than millions of Muslims do? That’s why it’s NOT THE SAME THING. You could’ve used any example from western culture, such as the pay gap you just mentioned in your previous post, but you decided to show off your xenophobia and go for the OMG!MUSLIMS!11 angle. [...]

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post Obama opposes Boy Scouts gay ban, homophobes support it   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    NO! Actually, it’s the EXACT same thing. She is literally making the argument that, because it is a private organization, it is TOTALLY cool for them to be discriminatory if they want to be. It’s none of our business to interfere if they want to discriminate. Oh, wait, except it totally is because discrimination is [...]

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post Obama opposes Boy Scouts gay ban, homophobes support it   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Yes, yes I am prepared to enforce changes — because that is discrimination.

  • Guess this guy slept through the part of sex-ed that talks about the delightful few days a woman has called “Menstruation”. Y’know — when she sheds her uterine lining and any unfertilized eggs (which stayed unfertilized and never became fetuses BECAUSE of the pill) and thus, has nothing in her uterus except the uterine cells.

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post Obama opposes Boy Scouts gay ban, homophobes support it   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    …Dude? Are you HEARING yourself? That’s about the same as if you were to say “We shouldn’t tell Muslims not to oppress their women — it’s part of their CULTURE, and it’s none of our business. We shouldn’t interfere with their PRIVATE decisions and culture.” And, by the way, the Boy Scout Law is that [...]

  • Jacqueline Hentzen commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    “Diva is the female version of a hustla” WRONG!

    Di-va: (dee-vah) n. 1. a principal female singer in an opera or concert organization 2. a usually glamorous and successful female performer or personality, especially : a popular female singer

    Guess what it DOESN’T say!

    …Great post, though, aside from that.

  • Part of the problem might be that, from reading your description of the supposed scenario that would lead up to the app user pressing the button, I can’t help but envision a nameless, faceless stranger stalking a young woman or violently breaking into her house. Sad truth — that’s not the case for a majority [...]

  • I actually agree with Kimmel on his description of violence against women as “childish” — for the same reason I view violence in general as childish. I’m mostly pulling this argument out of “A Clockwork Orange”… and the full, unabridged UK version with the 21st chapter, at that… in that committing acts of violence shows [...]

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