flickr/Guian Bolisay Why did a workshop designed to make me feel comfortable with my body leave me feeling so gross? I t was a long and winding road that led me to the basement of a 19th century stately house in Brussels for my initiation. Lined along a narrow stairwell leading down to the basement with … Continue reading Blessed Is The Fruit Of Thy Womb, Or Why I Ran Out On My Moon Mother Workshop
The answer, according to Jaclyn Friedman’s new book Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power and How to Stop Letting the System Screw us All, is by no means clear-cut. Friedman presents a stark portrait of 21stcentury sexual culture where, despite over 50 years since the supposed sexual revolution, women are still caught between the virgin-whore dichotomy. In … Continue reading Are we all screwed?
I’m not usually a crime reader, nor do I go in for thrillers much but I love feminist fiction and will read anything with a good plot and Nailing Jess has both. Triona Scully offers what I imagine are the usual twists, turns and suspense for crime fiction but with a difference: the gender roles … Continue reading Nailing Your Sins to the Cross |Nailing Jess: A Book Review
Oscar season has been and gone and probably fading into a distant memory by now. This year's Oscars were, typically, full of controversy: Did La La Land really deserve so many nominations? In my opinion, no. The best actor award went to a man accused of multiple counts of sexual harassment. Moonlight's well deserved win … Continue reading Falling in Love With 20th Century Women
“Whenever women do something in significant numbers, the media immediately becomes frenzied as they try to understand this new mystery of womanhood. If that something involves female desire (as if female desire is universal), the frenzy takes on a sharper pitch. Women openly expressing their sexual desires is so damn heretical.” Roxanne Gaye The second … Continue reading 50 Shades of Patriarchy
Valentine's day is just around the corner and every feminist's principal concern at this time of year is will you be spending February the 14th smothered by red roses and teddy bears before being whisked off to dine in a fancy restaurant? Or will you find yourself alone in your studio apartment with a bottle … Continue reading The REAL Feminist’s Guide to Dating ®
Valentine’s day is just around the corner and every feminist’s principal concern at this time of year is will you be spending February the 14th smothered by red roses and teddy bears before being whisked off to dine in a fancy restaurant? Or will you find yourself alone in your studio apartment with a bottle … Continue reading The REAL Feminist’s Guide to Dating ®