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How anti-feminism gets redefined as Real Feminism

Hullabaloo has been all over this excellent post by Dante Atkins, even though I have to disagree that we never see a positive argument for abortion rights. (One of the chapters in my book is titled “Only One Side of the Abortion Debates Wants You to Get Laid”.) But I…

The center and the margins, and butt hurtness

Oh, butt hurtness. It’s a perennial problem on the internets, and there’s probably a number of reasons for it. One is that people can’t read body language and tone, and so subtle cues that X may not be taken in the same way as Y are lost. A lot of…

Sex Tips for Feminists

Sex Tips for Feminists* Look, ladies, we’ve all heard it over and over, from the fine women at IWF who just want to help, conservative bloggers making fun of you for being so ugly and unlovable, and Lori Gottlieb telling you that if you don’t settle for the first asshole…

Feminists get married?!

Sorry if my blogging is sparser than usual. I’m still in New York, and will be until Friday. But everything will be back to normal next week! Meanwhile, I’m watching this defensive, threatened reaction to Jessica Valenti’s wedding with a combination of genuine surprise and bemusement. I don’t generally perceive…

A Day In The Life Of A Feminist

Courtney has posted a “day in the life of a feminist” post to give the world an idea of what being a feminist looks like on the micro level. I thought this was a valuable public service, so I thought I’d do the same thing here. So here’s a typical…

Full court anti-wingnut press

And writers who don’t know about sports should probably avoid sports metaphors. But like the belligerent bitch feminist of the “you so ugly” variety, I’ll push on like I have a right. The LA Times has asked me back to Dust-Up to write all week about Governor Palin and the…

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