Tag Archives: ableism

Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Can we address the systems that allow racism to thrive? Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother in the midst of her campaign for Texas Governor is bullshit and sexist. “What they’re really about has nothing to do with abortion or the health of anyone; it has to do with controlling women.” Catherine Samba-Panza is [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Fully dressed superheroines are about questioning the genre, not imposing a moral code. Kai M Green: “I will never straighten out my wrist.” Hillary Clinton: Helping women isn’t just a “nice” thing to do. Speaking of which, check out Politico on Hillary Clinton Fever. The New York Times reports on the NYPD’s policing of [...]
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Quick hit: Special Olympics athlete and global messenger schools Professional Terrible Person Ann Coulter on use of r-word

TweetDid you watch the third and final presidential debate on Monday? If so, you’re not alone. The Huffington Post reports that over 59 million people tuned in to watch President Obama slay Mitt Romney and generate yet another hilarious meme with his commander-in-chief mansplaining. And of those, the vast majority, while certainly opinionated about the [...]
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Guest post: Something I really don’t like thinking about

TweetA few months ago, I wrote a post for Love Your Body Day that struck some commenters as flaunting my own privilege. I discussed the matter with a few of those commenters outside of the comment section and thanked them for assuming that I had good intentions but for holding me accountable. Now, one of [...]
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What is wrong with people? Hate speech edition

Tweet*Trigger warning* Some news days seriously make me question my faith in humanity. Last week Chloe posted about just such a day, and again today there are just too many stories about people being hateful and heartless. First, there’s the inhuman responses from some to the devastating tsunami and now nuclear disaster in Japan. A [...]
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