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Monica @virginiaftw ?

active 11 months ago
  • Monica commented on the blog post Feminist radicalism isn’t a “brand problem”   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    Extremely well-put. I agree 100%. It’s so incredibly delightful to see thoughts you share so perfectly put in words.

  • Monica wrote a new blog post: Why I’m angry   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    I have been saying for years that Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” is one of the best feminist texts. I also think that Virginia Woolf, like all great geniuses, didn’t understand just how wise her words were. In her “Chapter 2,” her elegant pen writes:

    “When an arguer argues dispassionately he thinks only of [...]

  • Monica wrote a new blog post: When rising isn’t enough!   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    In opening the homepage of one newspaper, I found an informative article on The 1 Billion Rising Project. I had already read about it but given the importance of the event, it was nice to be reminded about its existence. It’s not lost on me why it’s fundamental to dance and shout against violence. It’s [...]

  • Monica wrote a new blog post: Of sexism and race cars   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    I know, I know. This topic has been explored countless times before.  Last year, that excellent episode of Mad Men (even if I still have qualms on the whole plausibility of the Joan situation) called “The Other Woman” showed perfectly the correlation. The tagline “Jaguar: Something beautiful you can truly own” shows sexism in its [...]

  • I don’t really see why the pro-choice label generates such a mayhem. In my opinion, it’s quite accurate. It’s not pro-abortion, it’s not anti-life, it’s not pro-annihilation. It’s pro-choice, as in I want every woman, in her personal circumstances to be able to evaluate what is the best option for her and make a choice. [...]

  • Monica wrote a new blog post: Some French words of wisdom on marriage equality   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Paris on January, 13 was invaded by what has been called the “Manif pour tous”  (March for everybody) which means that all the people that oppose the new law that will open the possibility of marriage and adoption to homosexual couples got to get together from all France and have a party about their bigot [...]

  • Monica wrote a new blog post: Goodbye, Rita   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Today we say goodbye to one of the most kickass women I have ever read about. Her name was Rita Levi Montalcini and she was a 103-year-old feminist. A daughter of a man she herself defined as Victorian, she got a degree in Medicine without his consent and she pursued her studies, racial laws against [...]

  • Monica wrote a new blog post: “Bad” Feminists Anonymous   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Hi, my name is Monica and I am a “Bad” Feminist. Do you ever have moments like that? In which your actions or thoughts contradict your feminism?  Don’t you wish at times that there was a club in which one could whine about society programming our brains and how difficult it is to reprogram them? [...]

  • Can I ask you something? Was it possible for you to ask a follow-up question? Because I for one would like to know what it means for Anne Marie Slaughter to be a feminist. Every movement has its contradictions and different views coexist under the same big umbrella. But in many points of her article [...]

  • Monica became a registered member   2 years ago · View

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