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Tired

I am tired. Tired of having to defend my right as a woman to walk the streets and feel safe. I’m tired of reading and hearing “What was she wearing/doing?” when a woman is assaulted or killed. I’m tired of hearing “well she look for it” and “what you did expect?” I am tired of … Continue reading

Why am I here?

Originally when I started this site, it was meant to be an record of my exploration of feminism and how it could change my life and how I interact with and see the world (lots of “and”s there, huh?). Unfortunately it fell prey to my habit of procrastination and feelings of inadequacy about knowing what … Continue reading

Visibility is power

Visibility is power

I’m not here for people who are against Caitlyn Jenner’s transition and coming out, for whatever reason. I am here for the people who care that the publicity surrounding her have drawn attention to trans* people, locally and internationally. For those who don’t know, Caitlyn announced her transition and new name in an interview with Diane … Continue reading

Moving away from the cult of the body in 2014

Originally posted on Fit and Feminist:
In recent years, I’ve made a habit of spending the last several days of the year engaged in a sort of psychological reset, which is basically a fancy way of saying I spend my time relaxing and thinking about things.  I haven’t normally made resolutions because I’ve found that…

Thoughts on rape culture

Originally posted on Rethink the Rant:
TRIGGER WARNING: The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence. Please be advised.  Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired of hearing about it.” Yeah, I hear ya. I’m tired of talking about it. But…

Incomplete thoughts on consent

“But consent is not a magic wand for eternal hotness, no matter how dreamy clear communication is. Consent is not always sexy. Sometimes asking for what you want sucks. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes you feel nauseous, sometimes you need to take big risks to ask for what you want. Sometimes you ask for something that … Continue reading