Tag Archives: Deep Thoughts

In budget fight, pro-choice organizations get played again

TweetThe role of the pro-choice community in the last minute budget deal is a sad one: we were totally used. We have not had a major victory for abortion rights at the federal level since Roe v. Wade. Instead, we’ve been losing since the passage of the Hyde Amendment. Almost 40 years of losing strategy [...]
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I can’t decide if I care about fashion

Tweet Two undeniably fashionable beings, looking fierce and frankly, divine. via Instaboner, via Le Coil. Our very own Courtney Martin has famously described her feminist “click” moment, the moment she knew she was a feminist, as the day she saw Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner give a talk on their new book Manifesta: Young Women, [...]
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The Struggle for Transgender and Genderqueer Legitimacy

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetAs someone who identifies as genderqueer, I find I struggle most for legitimacy. Not just within society, but within myself. I analyze the way I feel to a large degree, and it still all seems so bizarre sometimes. The last big hurdle we face towards achieving full equality may well be that of gender identity. [...]
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Happy birthday to my “feminist spotter in action”

TweetWhen I was little, my father used to do my hair for ballet class. Every Saturday morning, Mom would get up and go to ballet, and when the adult class ended it would be time for the kids’ classes to start. So while Mom was dancing, Dad would get me and my sister into our [...]
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Fear Factor: Mansplaining edition

TweetSo, I’m dating a feminist. It’s a relatively new experience for me; I’ve dated guys who were “not feminists, but” and guys who called themselves feminists but who, when push came to shove, had pretty traditional beliefs about gender. This is the first time I’ve dated a feminist who rightly calls himself one, and who [...]
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