Category Archives: feminism

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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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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Quote of the Day

Rocker Nick Cave, on whether or not he’s a feminist: Well, I don’t consider myself not one. I’m not a misogynist, so you can dispense with that. I think I’ve done wonders for the feminist movement. I get criticized for a … Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY! Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

Win a copy of this book! The info on how to enter is at the end of the review. I was born and raised in South Texas, about 15 miles from the Mexican border. This area is its own little … Continue reading

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On Catholicism

As someone working to transform and change the concepts of ‘a nun’ and ‘the church,’ I have no problem with the term nun or the title that goes with it. The women’s movement reclaimed “sisterhood” for all women. So the … Continue reading

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Review: Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

What would a world without men be like? Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s feminist utopia, is based on this premise.  Written in 1915, the book is about a trio of young men who hear of an uncharted territory where only women … Continue reading

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Monday Link Love

Latina Lista: Historic low Latina teen pregnancy rates send hopeful message It never made a whole lot of sense that while more Latinas aspired, went and graduated from college than their male counterparts, they still had the dubious distinction of … Continue reading

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