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Hating Sansa Stark (and Not for Her Femininity)

By on Apr 27, 2015 in All, Books, Writing, Publishing, Culture, Feminism, Movies and TV, Writers, Writing |

Readers hate Sansa Stark and feminists argue that Sansa is a strong character, hiding behind her feminine whiles. Here’s why they’re both wrong.

San Francisco Pride 2014 Photos

By on Jun 30, 2014 in All, Bay Area, Culture, Feminism, San Francisco |

Photos from the San Francisco Pride festival, Sunday June 29th 2014. Fly your rainbow freak flag my pretties.

Jaw-Dropping Homophobia Still a Thing in South Carolina

By on May 21, 2014 in Culture, Feminism, Politics |

South Carolina Mayor Prefers Drunk Drivers to Lesbians My jaw dropped when I heard the recording of South Carolina mayor Earl Bullard’s reasoning for firing his lesbian sheriff…and replacing her with a guy convicted of drunk driving. He was caught on tape saying, “”I would much rather have somebody who drank, and drank too much, taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children.” Bullard now smugly denies it. This stuff still happens people. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive   Here’s a handy image quote I made so you can easily share this odious quote with all your fake Internet friends....

Final Janis Joplin Interview, Animated (Five-Minute Video)

By on Mar 30, 2014 in Culture, Feminism, Gotta Hear This Music, Politics | 1 comment

I just had to share this charming animated short of Janis Joplin’s final interview. It addresses some of the criticism she got from feminists of the time. She says, “You are what you settle for. You’re only as much as you settle for.” The full story behind the interview from four days before her death.

Maybe This is what Todd Akin Was Talking About?

By on Aug 21, 2012 in Feminism, Politics |

Regarding senator Todd Akin’s statement: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

One Hundred Year Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

By on Mar 25, 2011 in Capitalism, Class, Feminism, Politics | 7 comments

When we think of desperate people holding hands on a flaming building and leaping to their death, Americans are not generally thinking of the history of labor unions. But on March 24th, 1911, one couple held hands and lept to their deaths, to be followed by some 140 others, in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. Bystanders watched helplessly: Down below on the street, people started to notice the smoke billowing from the 8th floor. One of the bystanders observed a bolt of cloth come flying out the window and hit the pavement. Instinctively, he remarked that Harris was trying to save his best material. As the people on the street moved closer, out flew another bolt. It was then that the realization hit them that it wasn’t bolts of cloth at all but bodies plummeting to the pavement below. The thousands who watched as the workers jumped flaming to their deaths were instrumental in...