Ciara Exposes Cleavage, Ruins Football

  Did you feel that? It was subtle, so maybe you missed it. The ground shook a little and the skies cracked open. Swear jars and chore charts toppled off of the shelves of suburban track homes all across the country. There was a collective gasp from young children, their eyes assaulted. Parents everywhere rushed […]

The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About

There’s this thing that happens whenever I speak about or write about women’s issues. Things like dress codes, rape culture and sexism. I get the comments: Aren’t there more important things to worry about? Is this really that big of a deal? Aren’t you being overly sensitive? Are you sure you’re being rational about this? […]

Why Boys Need Feminism

“Boy… You’re going to carry that weight, Carry that weight a long time…” -The Beatles, Carry That Weight You realize a few things when you bring a baby boy into the world. Your mind swirls with emotion and awe and fear and joy. You start to dream immediately of the kind of life your son […]

The Problem With Girls In Math And Science

  Last year I went to a Parent-Teacher conference with my daughter’s G.T. (Gifted and Talented) teacher. She sang my daughter’s praises. I basked in her glowing words and swelled with pride. Until she said this: “She’s really good in math. Probably one of my best math students. Even better than the boys in the […]

OMG, Time Magazine- You Are So Cray

“Done, done, on to the next one Done I’m done and I’m on to the next one” -Foo Fighers, All My Life Oh, Time Mag. You’re like, literally, so smart. I read your annual word banishment poll yesterday and I can’t even… I love your witty and oh so patronizing list you publish every year. […]

It’s Time For School Dress Codes To Grow Up

School is fraught with all kinds of issues. Standardized tests to pass, social and behavioral issues to navigate. Bullying. And clothes. Don’t forget the clothes. Apparently clothes are a big danger to our children. Specifically our boys. Well, not just clothes. But the girls who wear them. Their bodies and the clothes that they put […]

Boys Will Be Boys… The Danger of Low Expectations

“Boy, you’re gonna carry that weight. Carry that weight a long time…” -The Beatles, Carry That Weight Boys are getting a bad rap. They are being reduced to the lowest common denominator. They are suffering the permissibility of low expectations. They have no self control. They have violent urges. They have uncontainable sexual tendencies. Boys […]

Enough Of This Shit

  “Where you born to resist, or be abused? Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?” -Foo Fighters, Best of You Saturday was a fun day. We spent the evening at friend’s house. The kids laughing and playing in the pool while we enjoyed good food, great conversation and […]

Female Body Image: A #FeministFriday Discussion

This is the Sixth in our Feminist Friday series, a collaborative effort with Gene’O (@Sourcererblog) and Diana (@parttimemonster) and Natacha Guyot (@natachaguyot) We’ve had some interesting, thoughtful, lively discussions over the last month. To see a roundup of the last five weeks’ discussions, check out Gene’O’s summary here.  This week I have the honor of hosting our topic and […]

Makeup Free-dom

“To be yourself is all that you can do, yeah to be yourself is all that you can do” -Audioslave, Be Yourself Take off all your makeup. Right now. Seriously, stop reading, get out your makeup remover (that you surely have with you at this very moment) and remove all of your makeup. What… you […]