Left Behind: About the Failures of Feminism

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So Kinsey Hope, who some of you –but I’m betting not too many, which is kinda the subject of this post — might know better as Recursive Paradox (or even Genderbitch), wrote something about feminism that I think you should go and read. Not because I suspect you will agree with all, some, or even most of it. Not because I can guarantee that you won’t find it infuriating. Bits of it rub me the wrong way, and a lot of the people on her Shit List — yeah, she has an actual Shit List — are folks I respect and work with on occasion. But that is Kinsey’s paradigm, and I’ve never not been moved by her extraordinary passion.

Few Women in Senior Levels of Federal Work Force

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has just issued a new report on the percentages of workers in the federal work force.  Overall, women make up 44.1 percent of all workers.  This is up only slightly from the 42.3 percent in 2000.  However, the number of women in the highest pay levels among civil servants is appalling.  Women increased their presence in that category, but still comprise just 28.9 percent.  Here is a summary of the report.

Early puberty is a great chance to fat shame girls

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For the record I got my first bra at age 8 or 9. It was kinda cool but quickly went to kinda embarrassing. Along with being the attention of a few of the boys, I started to gain weight. I went from the skinny tomboy to a round tomboy. Of course I wasn't fat, but I felt like it. Especially compared to the girls in my class who hadn't been smacked by puberty.

Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice

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It's the first Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice! And our prompt is: What's your contraception story?

Summer of Feminista: Negotiating feminism with my mom

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I was going to write about the absence of women/queer/trans of color within the mainstream feminist movement, in women studies programs, and isolation that I have felt in “white feminist” circles. However, I decided that instead I would write about my negotiating of feminism within my household because that is really where change begins.

Don’t be Scared But It is Always a Long Haul

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I woke up this morning feeling very similar to how I felt on November 4, 2008.  That day, as is the case with the last few days, I have been congratulated and celebrated by several people.  They call or email to say, job well done and isn’t it all grand.  I am instantly torn with a desire to receive what they are giving but feel that it would be a betrayal if I do.  How do I respond authentically when they are making it clear that they do not share or understand where the equality movement really is.  They are happy, believe that something changed and believe there has been a victory.  The teacher in me wants to kick in, the friend in me wants to share points of view and the polite thing to do is say thank you.  Crap, I really hate that intersection.

Only You Know and I Know

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Other than checking the baseball standings, the weather report, and cattle futures, I’ve pretty much given up on news reporting. TV news I watch not at all.

I don’t even check the internet news sites I used to follow. It cuts into my already abbreviated porn downloading time.

I read the New York Times on line, of course, because they have Paul Krugman and foriegn bureaux and I always wanted to use the word, bureaux, in a sentence.

I read Hullaballoo and Media Matters for America. I read Informed Comment. When I get around to it. And that’s about it.

Summer of Feminista: Feminism Is Exhausting

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There is this natural rebelliousness in me. Not the common type of rebellion. No drugs or illicit behaviors. No oppositional or conduct disorder – just a tendency to question, to challenge the status quo.

And Now There Are Three – Elena Kagen

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This Saturday Elena Kagen will be sworn in as the nations 112th Supreme Court justice.  Kathy Kiely writes for USA Today that "[t]he 63-37 vote was a victory for President Obama, who has doubled the number of women ever named to the Supreme Court with his first two nominees.

And Now There Are Three – Elena Kagen

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This Saturday Elena Kagen will be sworn in as the nations 112th Supreme Court justice.  Kathy Kiely writes for USA Today that
“[t]he 63-37 vote was a victory for President Obama, who has doubled the number of women ever named to the Supreme Court with his first two nominees.

Working Towards the End of Poverty?

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Following on the heals of President Barak Obama on The View, I would like to take a more concentrated look into joblessness and poverty in the US and around the world.  Poverty is insidious and spares no one.  One group in particular who are affected by poverty at alarming rates are lesbians.  Curvemag.com shares an article by Victoria A. Brownworth The Silent Majority: Lesbians and Poverty questioning and examining why lesbians are falling below the poverty line and at such alarming rates.  What is so striking to me in this article is that it recognizes that women who are self identified as lesbians and live beyond the poverty line and fall victim to silence and invisibility; therefore, their

Working Towards the End of Poverty?

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Following on the heals of President Barak Obama on The View, I would like to take a more concentrated look into joblessness and poverty in the US and around the world.  Poverty is insidious and spares no one.  One group in particular who are affected by poverty at alarming rates are lesbians.

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