• That’s really good that you want to try to understand and want to learn. Here are some things to consider: 1. Not intending to do a certain thing or to cause people to feel a certain way, doesn’t mean that you didn’t. This can be hard to really comes to terms with when it’s about [...]

  • For serious? If it doesn’t apply to you, don’t make it about you. What you’re doing here, making sure that everyone knows that not ALL white people act this way, creates a situation in which you are (probably unintentionally) asking the people of color (POC) in the room to reassure you that yes, you are [...]

  • thecommonwoman commented on the blog post Obama vs. Romney on women’s issues last night   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Are you guys aware that there are Mitt Romney ads all over your site? I’ve seen 3 so far and haven’t even scrolled down to the second article on the front page. Yikes!

  • thecommonwoman commented on the blog post What We Missed   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    agreed. i loved (most) of michelle’s speech but i also think it’s really important to make sure that we as progressives are not using language that excludes a helluvalot of folks who experience oppression. that being said, her speech *was* a speech, not an essay, so i’m not sure how relevant the whole reading-level/functional illiteracy [...]

  • thecommonwoman commented on the blog post ACLU: Dividing classes by sex promotes harmful stereotypes   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    also, this is a complete derail, what’s going on with commenting on this site? i commented on this article on the 30th and it was days before my comment was released from moderation. does feministing still have someone dedicated primarily to moderation? i’ve noticed that most posts these days have 0-3 comments on them usually [...]

  • thecommonwoman commented on the blog post ACLU: Dividing classes by sex promotes harmful stereotypes   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    While I understand the problems in the given examples of forced sex-segregation and of radically different (and stereotypical) learning environments by gender, I’m troubled by the flat assertion that dividing education by gender provides substandard learning, promotes stereotypes and creates harmful social behaviors. (What does “harmful social behaviors” even mean? am I the only one [...]

  • thecommonwoman commented on the blog post The Wednesday Weigh-In: Trigger Warning Edition   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    i’ve found it useful in real life situations where a presenter is like “hey, we’re going to watch this video and it could be triggering beause it shows a real woman being battered by her husband, so please feel free to take care of yourself by stepping outside or whatever you need to do as [...]

  • thecommonwoman commented on the blog post Matrix director Lana Wachowski promotes new film after transition   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Having looked at this article a bit more closely, I notice that your url still uses what I can only assume was your original title for this post: “Matrix Director Larry Waschowski Reveals Transition to Lana.” Kelly’s already pointed out why this is a problem, so I won’t go into it. But given that the [...]

  • thecommonwoman commented on the blog post Matrix director Lana Wachowski promotes new film after transition   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Seriously. What Kelly said. Lana’s been out for years and this video has nothing to do with her being trans. I can understand wanting to be like “hey! This awesome trans woman that i totally respect has a new movie coming out and it’s relevant that i’m mentioning that she’s trans because there are so [...]

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