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  • wollstonecraft commented on the blog post Marissa Mayer doesn’t particularly care for feminism   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    I heard this clip yesterday and found it so disheartening. I engage in feminist politics precisely because I find it a much more hopeful vision of how the future can/could be than the vision of anti-feminists and those committed to oppositional gender essentialism. To dismiss all of the amazing, creative, future-building things that feminist men [...]

  • This post is cross-posted from my blog Future Feminist Librarian-Activist . You are welcome to hop on over and comment there or here. I’d love to hear from you either way! My girlfriend Hanna and I have been talking lately about feminism and feminist politics, comparing our very different experiences with various incarnations of feminist theory and feminism [...]

  • wollstonecraft wrote a new blog post: File this under “patriarchy* hurts men too.”   5 years, 6 months ago · View

    Stupid headlines like this irritate the hell out of me: “Report: Boy-heavy China Faces Impending Crime Spike.” This was a story in the Boston Metro (free transit newspaper) today that my housemate and I noticed while riding the T out to Harvard Square. The entire text of the article reads as follows:

    China’s budding gender gap — inspired by decades of [...]

  • wollstonecraft wrote a new blog post: Reading Enlightenment Smut   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    Last Tuesday, in my intellectual history class (“The Modern Imaginary”), we discussed Therese Philosophe , a bawdy, “forbidden best-seller” of pre-revolutionary France. The novella is an erotic novel and philosophic treatise in which the titular character, a young woman named Therese, recounts her sexual and philosophic coming-of-age to her present lover, the unnamed Count. Not having previously [...]

  • wollstonecraft wrote a new blog post: Why does it have to be either/or . . .?   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    . . . Can’t it be both/and? (community member Bethany L. has also posted on this story) Meghan O’Rourke, over at Slate’s xx factor blog has a post up, The Sexual Fluidity of Women about this weekend’s article on sexuality research and women’s desire in the New York Times Magazine . In the post, O’Rourke argues that the implicit question of the article [...]

  • wollstonecraft wrote a new blog post: “No Shit” Headline of the Week   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    The "no shit" headline of the week award goes to National Public Radio for this story :

    Study: Tolerance Can Lower Gay Kids’ Suicide Risk

    Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens and young adults have one of the highest rates of suicide attempts — and some other health and mental health problems, including substance abuse. A new study suggests [...]

  • wollstonecraft wrote a new blog post: Christmas (Un)cheer   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    Not that I expect anything different from Pope Benedict, but c’mon dude . It would be nice if around the Christmas holidays you could show a little more compassion and demonstrate that you’re not completely out of touch with real-world problems. But no .

    Gay groups and activists have reacted angrily after Pope Benedict XVI said that mankind* needed to be [...]

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