Author Archives: Melissa

About Melissa

I love donuts. Chocolate iced, hold the sprinkles.

Read & Resist Tucson!

In last week’s Sunday Salon (on my book blog), I mentioned that I was kicking around an idea in my head to get people reading Tucson’s banned books list. I’d originally intended to do a weekend-long event where people could “read-in” and … Continue reading

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Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging

Cross-posted from The Feminist Texican [Reads]. Arab and Arab American Feminisms, edited by Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsultany, and Nadine Naber, is a book I wish every feminist/womanist would pick up. Though it is mostly academic in nature, the book is … Continue reading

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Virgen Art VI

Haven’t done one of these in a while. If you want to see the Virgen art from past posts, check out the gallery (I finally put it all in one place)! In 2006, this next one was chosen to be … Continue reading

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Asshole of the Day: John Cornyn

I’m one of those people who contacts her representatives regarding impending legislation, and the recent battles for Planned Parenthood funding at the federal and state level were no exception. I sent my senators a personalized email, and this is what … Continue reading

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Feminism and transmisogyny

This is the inevitable problem with all attempts to portray trans women as “fake” females (whether media or feminist in origin): They require one to give different names, meanings, and values to the same behaviors depending on whether the person … Continue reading

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In celebration of Women’s History Month…

I’m featuring nonfiction women’s history/women’s studies-related books all month long on my book blog. I’m also hosting at least 1 giveaway each week in March that everyone is free to enter. The ones currently running are US or US/Canada-only, but … Continue reading

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James Bond Supports International Women’s Day

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