Name Changes and Privilege →
Yesterday, Emily from Gender Across Borders graciously allowed me to cross post her article about changing her name for my series about feminism and relationships. You all,…
Obama to teachers: I'm not bashing you →
“All I’m asking in return - as a president and as a parent - is a measure of accountability. Surely we can agree that even as we applaud teachers for their hard work, we need to make sure they’re delivering results in the classroom. If they’re not, let’s work with them to help them be more effective. And if that fails, let’s find the right teacher for that classroom.” -President...
Via Deeply Problematic: “Actual teenagers are just as likely to be insightful and witty as the next person - and that’s what they are, people. Not mutant people, or incomplete people. Just people, at a vulnerable stage of their life.” This is why I’m a high school teacher. Please read the full post. It’s definitely worth some thought.
Feminist Fights →
Tim and I moved in together on July 1. And we have been fighting ever since. Don’t get me wrong; we haven’t been fighting 24/7. Not at all. No, it’s more of the silent tension every…
Anonymous asked: Where are you going for your honeymoon? (Sorry if you've mentioned this before and I've forgotten.)
I advocate feminism; I will also take my future... →
This is a guest post in a series on feminism and relationships. If you’d like to submit a guest post for this series, see the guidelines here and submit your post to …
Wanna ask something? It's been a while! →
the fulfillment of fireworks: I'll admit it →
I’m really excited to see photos of Chelsea Clinton’s wedding this weekend. Here’s to hoping some glossy (Vanity Fair, perhaps?) snags official pics. Generally celebrity weddings are over the top by nature and completely overdone in some or many senses (Carrie Underwood, I am looking at you and your hot pink mess), but I think the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding will be something to see. I’ve...
Book your next vacation
kklausser: littlelg: georgiegirlnyc: jackiegarlich: People who spent money on experiences-such as traveling, eating out, or attending concerts - were happier with their purchases than those who bought possessions, regardless of the amount spent, according to a recent study at San Francisco State University. -Martha Stewart Living Do weddings count as experiences? :-/
Call for Guest Posts on Feminism and Relationships →
You know, I’ve been writing a lot about feminism and relationships on here lately. Maybe because I’m getting married in less than 3 months? I don’t know, just a guess… But whatever the…
Mississippi school settles prom dispute with... →
redguard: A Mississippi school district has agreed to pay a recent high school graduate $35,000 in damages and adopt a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a statement released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Why the Next Big Pop-Culture Wave After Cupcakes... →
ekswitaj: thedisgruntledgradstudent: lemdi: booyahgrandma: You know what. At first I groaned. Librarians! We are so twee! And we can be sexy too! Ugggggggggggggh. But then I was like whatever gets us money and attention. Whatever, you know? Hipsters have money. That’s how they get to be hipsters. They get to look poor ironically. Come to the library and I will share information with you!...
THE KNOT... GRRRR (Bridezilla moment. Beware.)
So, not only did The Knot eat my wedding website that I set up less than a year ago (I cannot be the only bride that has set up a site on The Knot a year before her wedding) and sent out to all my family and friends to keep them posted on the site, but now their customer service is giving me the runaround asking me all those stupid questions like I have no idea what I’m talking about. MY...
Calling feminists ages 10-25...
challyzatb: Please, please, please pass this on. Are you a young feminist looking for a vital community, peer and mentor support, energized discussion and a great place to be seen and heard? The All Girl Army wants you! - The All Girl Army is recruiting! We’re looking for girls who are ages 10 to 25, passionate about feminism, and ready to have their voices heard on our blogging...
Call for Guest Posts on Feminism and Relationships →
I’ve been thinking about my blog. Would like to change the URL/title/concept but would hate to lose readers. Suggestions?
Better never means better for everyone, he says. It always means worse, for...– The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
A Feminist Wife →
Quick Hit: The Girl Who Fixed The Umlaut →
Today, we are finally getting curtains for the bedroom and then deciding how we’re going to finagle money from our various accounts to pay for our furniture, move, and the vacation we just took. sigh Oh yea. And wait for Comcast to fix our cable. Yay.
The CWWN Conference 2010 or: What I Learned About... →
I’m back from my conference/vacation, folks, and here’s what I learned (or what was reinforced) about the problematic nature of the academic community. Enjoy!
Off the grid →
Friends! Help! When editing a paper for publication, is it appropriate to eliminate the lit review??? (I have to cut it down from 12,000 words to 8,500 words…)
Do not put such unlimited power in the hands of husbands. Remember all men would...– Abigail Adams Letter to John Adams 1776 (via aprilannies) (via rosietint)