Lifestyle / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Stop Asking, Where Are the Young Feminists? Because They’re Right Here!

Last Thursday, I watched Kathy, Kathy Griffin’s new weekly late night talk show on Bravo. The outspoken comedian, who supports abortion and LGBTQ rights, talked about how she attended the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. Anniversary Gala in which she honored her icon Gloria Steinem. While Griffin spoke, the print at the bottom of the … Continue reading

Lifestyle / Women and Gender

Frogs, Snails & Puppy-Dogs’ Tails vs. Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice?: “Genderless Baby” & Policing Gender

When I was a young girl, I scoffed at dresses, proudly donning T-shirts and corduroy pants and my Wonder Woman costume.  I played with My Little Ponys as well as Matchbox cars.  When I was 3 years old, I changed my first name to “Girl” and wouldn’t respond to anything else.  While I didn’t want … Continue reading

Lifestyle / Women and Gender

Happily Ever After?: The Royal Wedding, Princess Culture & the Fairy Tale Myth

Let me tell you all right now…I am so not a royal wedding watching type of person.  I’m not even sure I want to get married myself.  So imagine my surprise when I woke up at 3am today…all to attend a royal wedding viewing party with a couple of my girlfriends.  Mostly, seeing my friends … Continue reading

Celebrating Earth Day: 10 More Tips for Going Green
Eco-Friendly / Lifestyle / Veganism / Women and Gender

Celebrating Earth Day: 10 More Tips for Going Green

As today marks Earth Day, it always makes me reflect on the world I want to live in.  I want to live in a world free from sexism, misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ageism, animal cruelty, hunger, poverty, pollution and war.  Not too much to ask, right??  When we imagine a better world, it can … Continue reading

Lifestyle / Lifestyle / Veganism / Women and Gender

The Undomestic Goddess: Is Cooking Anti-Feminist?

I read cookbooks, the way most people read novels.  I watch cooking shows, dreaming of their glorious stainless steel kitchens.  I love to cook but that wasn’t always so.  Growing up, my mother hated cooking, a result of being forced to make meals while my parents were married.  After their divorce, my mother vowed never … Continue reading

LGBTQ / Lifestyle / Women and Gender

The Princess and the Pee: Bathrooms and Gender Roles

At the bookstore I work at part-time, my co-worker Deb discovered a lecherous pervo skulking about in the women’s bathroom last week.  Apparently, this was not the first time he had done so.  This naturally led to several of us gossiping and ultimately turned into a discussion about gender and bathrooms.  I asserted that I … Continue reading