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Abortion Protesters Are Always Men, A Photo Essay

September 5, 2014

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On Twitter today, journalist Irin Carmon shared a photo of a reopening of an abortion clinic in McAllen, Texas. Protesters who showed up appeared to be mostly men. I’m sensing a trend. I give to you the faces of abortion protesters. These two are in training. Images: The Daily Beast, Irin Carmon Twitter, Left in [...]

I Was Ready For My Kids To Go Back To School–And Then They Left

September 4, 2014

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Tell friends you’re totally not nervous at all for the first day of school. This is about your kids. Not you. Your sister in law asks, “Do you have your camera ready?” You’re like, “Why do I need a camera? It’s the first day of school. We have like 300 more days exactly like this [...]

7 Feminist Conversations We Should Have To Wrap Up The Summer

September 2, 2014

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1. We have a police brutality issue in our country. Black men and boys are targets. Black parents are already having, and have had, that “talk” with their kids about how to avoid getting shot by police. How do we deal with this? How does this cycle end? 2. Instead of obsessing over Jennifer Aniston’s [...]

My Hair Has Never Looked Better–And I’m Addicted To The Kim Kardashian Game

July 29, 2014

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I’m completely addicted to the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game. I think I lost my mind. How cute is my hair? First, you should know that I’m not a gamer. But this game feeds your ego and draws on your competitive nature. I WANT to get to the next level successfully. With Kim’s approval. Listen to [...]

Migrant Children Flood Border, How Do We Protect Them?

July 9, 2014

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My son doesn’t know how to do his own laundry. He doesn’t know how to make his own dinner. He’s 10 years old. He’s about the same age as the thousands of children who have crossed the border into the US over the past year in hopes to find refuge from gangs, from poverty, from [...]

Men Have a Sense of Humor–Unless Women Are Telling Joke

July 2, 2014

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We are used to high school boys posting cruel, abusive photos on social media. We’ve seen star athletes turn rape into twisted comedy events on Twitter. We’ve seen men use social media to make lists (e.g., the Thot List) to harass women. We’ve seen revenge porn sites. But when senior high school president Maya Peterson instagrammed a photo of herself in a [...]

A Lesson About Body Image In Booty Songs

June 20, 2014

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While driving with my 10 and 5-year-old kids to my sister-in-law’s on Long Island through sluggish traffic on the Cross Island Parkway, I succumbed to their requests to hear the “Wiggle” song (“Your booty like two planets, Go ahead and go ham sandwich”) by Jason Derulo and Snoop Dogg. My kids danced and sang to [...]

Angelina Jolie and Writer Linda Woolverton Admit Maleficent Has Rape Scene

June 12, 2014

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During her Global Summit on Sexual Violence Angelina Jolie said: “We were very conscious, the writer [Linda Woolverton] and I, that [the scene in Maleficent] was a metaphor for rape.”   For those of you who came to Femamom because you read my article on the wing-ripping scene in Maleficent on the Huffington Post and you related to it on one level [...]

Reading YA Books As An Adult

June 10, 2014

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According to Ruth Graham of Slate, you should not be reading YA books. Graham argued last week that adults ought to be ashamed of reading young adult literature, who knows, maybe she’s right. Maybe we’re supposed to read everything Hemingway. Or everything Eudora Welty or Flannery O’Connor. But whether you’re writing for a YA audience or you’re writing [...]

The Maleficent Rape Scene That We Need To Talk About

June 4, 2014

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Imagine you’re drugged by someone you thought you trusted. You wake up in the morning with your face down in the dirt. You’re aching. Your appearance has changed and you can feel that you’re different as you try to stand through the pain. Beyond the physicality of it, your power was stolen from you. Your [...]