Tag Archives: Personal Is Political

The Personal is Political: Reflections on my feminism at 25

TweetThe personal is political. Sound familiar? If you’ve ever taken a beginner’s Gender Studies course, or read anything about the second wave of feminism in the 1960′s and 70′s, it probably does. It was the collective cry of women who wanted their feminism to be taken seriously as a platform for acknowledgment of their lived [...]
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Guest post: An open letter to my male friends who make sexist “jokes”

TweetThis is guest post is by Doreen Bloch, a young entrepreneur and author. Doreen is the author of the forthcoming book, The Coolest Startups in America, and the CEO and Founder of Poshly Inc. She is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and is a regular contributor to Under30CEO. When I asked Doreen to [...]
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With great passion comes deep ambivalence: Saturday’s SlutWalk and me

Tweet This Saturday October 1st, SlutWalk hits New York City. I’ve been following the SlutWalk movement for awhile now. Back in April I had the opportunity to interview the original SlutWalk Toronto founders. I’ve also written previously about my involvement with some of the SlutWalk NYC organizing efforts, and my disappointment in the media coverage [...]
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“You’re a fucking slut,” and other things you should not say to a stranger on the subway

TweetA few weeks ago, I was on my way back from a long, hard run through Manhattan. I had had a really shitty day, and while the run had been hard, I was hoping that it would send some welcome endorphins pumping through my body. I stood on the subway, sweaty but pleased with myself, [...]
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When dads hollaback

TweetOn Wednesday of this week, a man – we’ll call him Shmobert, to protect his anonymity – was returning walking through downtown Sydney on his way back from his lunch break. On the corner of a street, he came across a gaggle of young women handing out promotional fliers to passing pedestrians. Across the road [...]
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