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  • Sarah commented on the blog post Pantene says you can wash that sexism right out of your hair   9 months, 1 week ago · View

    I was really pleased by this commercial. Putting this kind of message out there – in the midst of all the horrendous messages typically communicated through advertising – in the mainstream is great. To pish-posh it simply because it isn’t the exact message you’d send is ridiculous to me. Calling out sexist double standards in [...]

  • Sarah commented on the blog post Associated Press headline erases partner rape   1 year ago · View

    A few years back, my friend’s father held her mother (his estranged wife) hostage, raped her, planned to murder her, and wound up committing suicide himself. They were legally still married.

  • Sarah commented on the blog post Breaking: Reebok dumps Rick Ross for date rape lyrics   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Uh-oh, Rick. Looks like your rape-y lyrics are “Holding You Back.”

  • Sarah commented on the blog post A short list of ways white people can be less oppressive   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    “don’t critique hip hop for objectifying women when you clearly don’t listen to it.” “And on that note, don’t expect me to know all the hip hop songs. I don’t. ”

    Um, yeah. I think I’ve heard about enough here.

    FYI, it is rude to touch anyone’s hair without their permission or invitation.

  • Sarah commented on the blog post (Day After) Wednesday Weigh-In: Dating While Feminist   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    The double standard I was referring to is that I know my boyfriends would not have approved of me paying money to other MEN to take off their clothes (since I am a heterosexual woman and attracted to men).

  • THANK YOU, Maya, for saying this. It has always upset me when people make the “Think of your daughter/sister/mother!” argument. No! Think about yourself and how you would like to be treated; think about humanity and the dignity and respect that others deserve; think about right and wrong rather than what may or may not [...]

  • Sarah commented on the blog post (Day After) Wednesday Weigh-In: Dating While Feminist   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    I try to pay my fair share into a relationship – whether it’s dating, more serious, or just friends. I don’t feel right about someone else footing the bill for all of my meals, entertainment, lodging, etc. Lots of guys have a really hard time with this. I try to not make it a big [...]

  • Sarah commented on the blog post Delhi is different from Steubenville   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Thanks for the larger explanation. I do know what the term means and I agree that it’s real, I just feel it is unfairly used sometimes. Kristof clearly means well and does good for these topics. From what I’ve read and seen of him, he does seem to focus on the strategies and ideas presented [...]

  • Sarah commented on the blog post Delhi is different from Steubenville   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    I appreciate what Kristof has done for the issues of women’s rights and violence toward women. Feministing’s readers are by and large already feminists. Readers of the New York Times are… everyone. For a mainstream journalist at one of the most prominent and visible publications to make such bold statements about the state of rape [...]

  • Sarah commented on the blog post Quick Hit: Why don’t more American women use IUDs?   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    I was interested in this method a couple of years ago and did some online research and met with my doctor about it. I was very scared about the possible side effects and complications I learned about, and I was also told it is recommended that only women who have already had a child should [...]

  • Sarah commented on the blog post What’s the right way to be a female Olympic athlete?   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    The basic gist of this author’s piece is that this woman is awful because she is pretty and not #1. If she was ugly and not #1, or pretty and #1, she would be cool. But being pretty and not the best is unacceptable. Although how does one really argue that an athlete is “no [...]

  • Sarah commented on the blog post Olympic sexism study: Male athletes have skill and female athletes have luck   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    I do see your point, jaciem. I too want to see adequate coverage of the winners of the events, regardless of their nationality. But if I were running a US network, I’d certainly be highlighting our US competitors at a higher rate than other countries’, simply because I think my viewers would be interested in [...]

  • Sarah commented on the blog post Sarah Palin, the veepstakes, and the “poisoned well”   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Completely agree. Thank you for so well articulating this concept.

  • Sarah commented on the blog post Olympic sexism study: Male athletes have skill and female athletes have luck   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    “Plus, while it’s not totally surprising, NBC way disproportionately covered American athletes.”

    Um, it’s a US network. I have no issue with this. It’s weird you mentioned it at all.

  • Sarah commented on the blog post What We Missed   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Regarding the ZIP codes, I’m shocked 78209 in San Antonio isn’t on the list.

  • Sarah commented on the blog post Conservative moms outraged – just outraged! – by gay comic book hero   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Unfortunately, my mom once made a racist observation to me when I was very young. We saw an interracial couple walking down the street hand-in-hand and my mom turned to me and said, “I don’t approve of that.” I was perplexed. I was confused as to what she didn’t approve of, and why. And I [...]

  • Sarah commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist Reader   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    The piece attacking Tina Fey is irony at its best. Tina isn’t a feminist because she criticizes other women. So what then, does that say about her criticizers?

  • Sarah commented on the blog post Trayvon Martin shooting targets sold online   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    It is really a shame that hate speech like this is not a crime.

  • This is terrible. There should be laws against judges granting anyone special treatment. Then we could lock up this judge along with the rest of the criminals.

  • This is truly infuriating. Infuriating.

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