Tag Archives: Feminism

The One In Which I Share My Entry Point To Feminist Thought

Tweet I want to tell you an old story. During my first year at Columbia, it occurred to me during a brief reverie that something was odd about the literature we were reading and how it represented women. In the margins of my notebook, I began making a branch of every book we read in Literature [...]
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#TransHealthcareNow: Why now is the time for the most vital form of trans inclusion

TweetConferences tend to be rather staid affairs that are rigidly structured by lovelessly adumbrated agendas. Pre-planned panels and speeches dominate those agendas. Thus, when someone goes off-script somehow, the results are bound to be fascinating. Last Thursday the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) in New York City provided a happy off-ramp from the script of [...]
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A How to Guide for Male Feminists (with the caveat that I don’t know what I’m talking about)

TweetThe weirdest thing that has happened to me in my career as a writer is people asking me to talk. Churches, community groups, schools, organizations, TV/radio, birthday and bachelorette parties. For some reason, people want to hear words come out of my mouth, which makes me a little uneasy, because I became a writer in [...]
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Burning the single story: how modern Japanese art shatters relativist myths

TweetThe month-long retrospective of Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi’s films at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York provides for a unique angle of vision on the role of women in both cinema and society—as well as an overdue consideration of whether or not feminism is truly a “Western” phenomenon. Watching them as a [...]
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“Understand intersectionality, know your privilege, and don’t be a dick.”

TweetI’m totally in love with this ”embroidery for the ignorant” collection from Mo Makes Things. h/t Bitch Tweet
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