How the Post Office's antiquated definition of...
So, I’m moving tomorrow. Not far, seriously it’s like a 10 minute drive. As part of the general moving process I went to the USPS website to change my address so I could have my mail forwarded. I then realized that on the United States Postal Services website it only counts people as “family” if everyone in the household has the same last name. As a feminist I felt like...
Reebok must pay $25 million in a settlement over... →
Simply putting on shoes won’t make you skinny, kids. You’re awesome just as you are.
I'm on OffBeat Bride →
The very last picture with the crazy dancing dad. That’s me.
Feminism and Grey's Anatomy
I’ve long been a fan of Grey’s Anatomy. Since it’s first season, really. (Bear with me here, even if you don’t watch the show.) It’s gone through some crazy times and all, but one of the things I love about Grey’s Anatomy, and Shonda Rhimes, is the way she portrays her female characters. I won’t claim they are perfect, but they are very strong, independent...
College Republicans Express White Men’s Oppression... →
notaskingforpermission: “College Republicans at the University of California-Berkeley are making waves in the shape of a million eyes simultaneously rolled by charging customers at their bake sale based on their race and gender. The club plans to hold a bake sale Tuesday wherein white men are charged $2 per item, Asian men pay $1.50, Latino men pay $1, black men pay $.50, and Native American...
Student says three years of harassment 'wrecked... →
A woman was stalked an harassed online for over three years. This person impersonated her online and sent nude photos of her to family and friends. Some of the messages she received were so detailed that she suspected someone was following and stalking her. The guilty party turned out to be her boyfriend of 10 years.
Let’s talk about how it is 2011 and not a single person of color won an Emmy.
The child poverty rate jumped to 22.0 percent last year. More than half of poor children lived in female-headed families in 2010.
The typical Hispanic woman who worked full-time, year-round in 2010 earned just over half of what her white, non-Hispanic male counterpart did – she made only 54 cents for every dollar he made.
Nearly one in five women did not have health insurance in 2010.
The poverty rate among women climbed to 14.5 percent in 2010 from 13.9 percent in 2009, the highest rate in 17 years. Men’s poverty rate was lower, rising to 11.2 percent in 2010 from 10.5 percent in 2009. (source)