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Everyone is welcome here.

Discrimination in any shape or form is not allowed here. Discriminating against the discriminators is allowed, but take all the fights to H&M. This is a safe haven. And also, please communicate to Gormy Cuss about locked posts or bannings. She doesn't bite.

The usual topics:
Feminist books
Feminist articles
Female historical figures
Equal career opportunities
Equal rights
Equal pay
Voting rights
Reproductive freedom
Better health care
Better daycare
Control over one’s own body
The destruction the media creates.
The impact we have on men.
Male feminists.
And of course, the ability to wear pants!

Tell me if I missed anything.

To counteract some confusion: there was a change of leadership, and this is partially why there are two new groups called History of Feminism and Feminism and Diversity. I recently handed off my leadership. Thanks for reading.

Edited to update.

Diablo III Auction House

Anyone use it yet?

Women warriors and underwear.

For once I'd like to see a video game without the use of belly buttons, cleavage, and only slivers of cloth over the characters big ass buttcheeks.

Tell me if you find one... The unknown videogame, not the buttcheeks.

Brewer signs birth control exemption

PHOENIX - Arizona businesses that designate themselves as a "religiously affiliated employer" will no longer have to include contraception in the insurance coverage they provide for their workers.
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed legislation to broaden an exemption to a 2002 law prohibiting businesses that provide prescription drugs as part of their health-insurance plans from excluding birth control pills.

"In its final form, this bill is about nothing more than preserving religious freedom to which were all constitutionally entitled," Brewer said in a prepared statement. "Mandating that a religious institution provide a service in direct contradiction with its faith would represent an obvious encroachment upon the First Amendment."

Read all here.

I'm The Smart One, She's The Pretty One

The other day my friend Christopher, who has not met my sister, offered me an analysis of our relationship.

“You know,” he said. “You’re one of those sibling pairs where one of you is the bombastic one and one of you is the dry sardonic one. You’re the bombastic one.”

Okay, so A) no, I was not aware of that apparently standard method of classifying siblings. But also B) Christopher is one of my freelancers, meaning that B1) it’s in his professional interest to not piss me off and B2) he is pretty well aware that being sardonic is my day job. So why does my sister get to be “the sardonic one”? The hell?

Read it all here.

Anyone a member of Shelfari.com?

Great place to find more awesome books:


Do you think the phrase "gay-dar" is offensive?

I think it's rude to assume personally. But there are instances where I can agree that someone seems to be acting stereotypically gay. Like in the movie The Birdcage or something...

This was pretty good.

Just ate it and all.

I'm loads better, but I'm hungry.

All the time. Thanks to seroquel. I eat a meal and I'm hungry in an hour. Which is just hilarious because I used to have a lack of appetite when I was B-12 deficient. At that point I was wanting to be hungry...

Otherwise it regulates my sleep and I don't notice extreme highs or lows, so that's good...

Did I mention that I'm hungry?

The fairer sex

The second half of the 19th century witnessed a broad movement to provide higher education to women. Women’s colleges, including Vassar, Wellesley, Smith and Bryn Mawr, opened in the Northeast, while the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 accelerated the opening of state universities, open to both men and women, in the Midwest. By 1870, women could go to 239 colleges around the country, and by 1890, 63 percent of the 1,082 colleges in the country admitted women.

The availability of higher education to women sparked a heated debate. Advocates claimed that college made women better wives and mothers and gave single women the tools to be self-supporting. Opponents railed against the dangers of higher education, warning that it encouraged independence in women and threatened marriage and the family. At the heart of their criticism was the prevailing belief that women were biologically different, indeed inferior, to men and could not withstand the physical and mental demands of higher education. Dire consequences — physical weakness, emotional breakdown, sterility, even death — awaited young women who put their intellectual pursuits before their unique physiological needs.

Read it all here.
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