Tag Archives: Deep Thoughts

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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Lebron, Family Honor, and Yo Momma

Tweet Over the past few weeks, I’ve been following the Lebron James story with great interest. For those who don’t follow sports (or live under a rock), Lebron recently announced that he would be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat, after much hype, speculation, conspiracy theories, and an hour-long ESPN special. [...]
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