Tag Archives: Body Image

Should we do away with beauty pageants?

TweetOur girl Courtney Martin says yes. In the Times’s Room for Debate, Courtney calls them outdated, and says they perpetuate the harmful idea that success in the real world depends on a woman’s ability to be a very particular kind of beautiful: Let’s face it: the most beautiful women you’ve ever encountered would be total [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetLast night, a man was shot in the streets of New York in a hate crime marked by homophobic slurs. Bigotry kills. A survivor argues that military sexual trauma should be treated as as national security issue. Radio host Pete Santilli says Hilary Clinton needs to be “shot in the vagina.” A proposed law to [...]
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NYC mayoral candidate, Christine Quinn, admits past struggle with bulimia and alcohol

TweetIn a very personal revelation Tuesday night, New York City Council Speaker and current candidate for Mayor Christine Quinn admitted to having a past struggle with bulimia for nearly 10 years.  Quinn also admitted she is in recovery from alcoholism. Via Talking Points Memo: New Yorkers might have felt they knew about the personal life [...]
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Guest post: My old friend Ana

Tweet**Trigger warning** This is a guest post from an anonymous Feministing reader. You could say I’m a words person. Communications, in all forms, is what I’m good at, it’s what I gravitate towards. I’ll do the crossword puzzle over the Sudoku. Words to me are pieces to play with, tell stories with, pitch clients with. [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Princeton alum tells female students to hurry up and find a husband already. Sandberg, Slaughter, et al. are advocating for a new feminism devoid of social justice. In memory of Pastor Henry Enuta. Duh: pre-viability abortions bans are unconstitutional. Feminists don’t hate men–they just hate you, MRA dude. Conservative justices thought this year was their last [...]
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