Body Image / Guest Posts / Women and Gender

Guest Post: The Grass is Not Always Greener: On Body Image and Illness

Written by Amber Leab.  Originally published at I Will Not Diet.  Reprinted with permission. People have often told me—throughout a lifetime of being underweight—how great I look. I confidently wear a bikini. I’m one of those people you might love to hate: I can eat anything, and as much of it as I want, without … Continue reading

Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Bowling for Dollars: Raising Money for Abortion Access in Supposedly Liberal Massachusetts

I’m pissed off.  The House passed H.R. 3 and I’m tired of the bullshit.  I’m exasperated with white men (and some women) trying to tell ALL women what they can and cannot do with their bodies.  Governments don’t belong in anyone’s uterus.  Yet that’s precisely what’s happening.  But there is something you can do. My … Continue reading

Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault / Films / Guest Posts / TV / Women and Gender

Guest Post: On Rape, the Media, and the New York Times Clusterfuck

Written by Stephanie Rogers.  Originally published at Bitch Flicks.  Reprinted with permission. On Tuesday, March 8, the New York Times published an article by James C. McKinley Jr. titled, “Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town.” Eighteen men held down an 11-year-old girl and repeatedly raped her in an abandoned trailer while recording the rape with cell … Continue reading

Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault / Politics / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

If At First You Don’t Succeed…: GOP Restricting Abortion and Still Attempting to Redefine Rape

Today, the House votes on H.R. 3, the douchebag misogynistic legislation that would restrict abortion coverage and redefine rape.  Now for those of you who’ve been following the onslaught of anti-choice legislation (although I’ve gotta admit it’s been a nightmare to do so…they just keeping coming…like zombies), you might be saying, wait a minute…I thought … Continue reading

History / Politics / Women and Gender

Voices Carry: The Role of Women in North African Revolutions

Originally published in the April 2011 edition of Italianieuropei. Civil uprisings exploded across the Middle East and North Africa in the past few months. Protests in Tunisia spurred a chain reaction. Ignited by the suicide of Mohamed Bouazizi, an unemployed college student who set himself on fire in front of a government building after the … Continue reading