All I Really Needed to Know About Accepting My Body I Learned from My Dog

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By Pia Guerrero Last night a woman asked what I do for fun.  I quickly answered, “Hang out with my dog, Kayla.” To that she looked at me a little funny as if to say, “Oh, you’re one of those.” I don’t obsess or coddle my dog, as she wouldn’t have it. And certainly you

Threat of the Day

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Alyssa Rosenberg has a great idea — share the threats you get for the crime of Blogging While Female on Twitter, with the hastag #ThreatoftheDay. If you know the name of the person leaving the threatening comment, use it. And duh here is our theme song, via Spencer:

Groomzilla

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Women get the vast majority of flak for being wedding-obsessed, but they’re hardly alone in that area. One groomzilla is taking it even beyond classic reality-TV level, suing his wedding photographer over unsatisfactory photos and video of the blessed event. Although it has taken him some time to get around to it.

POP GOES FEMINISM: What a difference a strong Snow White makes: A review of Once Upon a Time and Grimm, Two New Fall Prime-time TV Shows

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Though two new shows in the fall line-up – Once Upon a Time and Grimm - both use fairy tales as the basis for their narratives, blending the ‘real world’ with the ‘fairy tale’ world, the similarities pretty much stop there. The two shows are radically different – and especially so in their representation of gender. Grimm has far less of a female focus and frames women as victims, functioning like CSI: The Fairy Tale Version while Once Upon a Time is centered around strong female characters, functioning as a sort of Snow White: Disney Princess Slayer.

Junior Editorial Internship Available at Gender Across Borders for Winter 2012

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Have you ever wanted to write andedit for a global feminist blog? Here’s your chance! Gender Across Borders (GAB) is seeking a talented Junior Editor Intern to contribute to our growing dynamic organization. GAB is an international feminist community where issues of gender, race, sexuality, and class are discussed and critically examined. We embrace people of all backgrounds to come together to voice and progress positive gender relations worldwide.

New investigation reveals family separation common in immigration crackdown

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A new investigation from the Applied Research Center and Colorlines.com reveals a scary new trend: children placed in the foster care system, or even up for adoption, when their parents are detained or deported because of immigration violations.

Redefining the Hot Man

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I have a piece up at Good Men Project today, looking at the new Man as Object exhibit at SOMARTS San Francisco. It’s an exciting initiative. We May Be Hotter than We Know looks at this exhibit. An excerpt:

Lady Gaga launches Born This Way Foundation

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A new initiative from pop super-icon Lady Gaga purportedly will “will focus on youth empowerment and equality by addressing issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development,” according to the Washington Post.

School Crossing Signs

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You’ve seen the signs I mean – silhouette figures of two children about to cross the road: one boy, one girl. (How do we tell? One’s wearing a skirt.) (That’d be the girl.) (Really, do most girls still wear skirts to school?) So, yes, let’s emphasize sex. Boy and Girl. Ms. and Mr. Nothing else matters.

Feminist Photo Blog Project

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  I love projects that try and demonstrate the diversity of self-identified feminists. Via twitter, a new tumblr that’s trying to do just that:

Is it Time for the Progressive Movement to Co-opt Family Values Rhetoric?

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Senator Kirsten Gillbrand recently announced plans to introduce the “Every Child Deserves a Family Act” in the U.S. Senate. With the National Adoption Month here – not to mention the release of a groundbreaking study highlighting the implications of anti-gay “family values” rhetoric on children and LGBT families – this is the perfect time to

Mississippi Roundup

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Next Tuesday is voting day, and voters in Mississippi have a huge decision to make with Initiative 26. I thought that instead of making my own arguments about why “personhood” initiatives are whack, I’d just share some links to what other folks have said about what is at stake in Mississippi. How the Push to

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