Maybe the internet can help!

Something my sisters have observed about me is that i am not very good at the internet. By that I mean that beyond gmail, facebook and maybe NPR, i really find myself not knowing where to go for fun/information/goofy videos/ when i go online. I just never really got around to learning how to enjoy…

“College Advice Megapost Situation” from Autostraddle

It’s almost time for back to school–here at Barnard new student orientation starts this weekend!–and the staff of the awesome website Autostraddle (“News, Entertainment, Opinion, Community and Girl-on-Girl Culture”) have created a fantastic round-up of  “all of the ultimate back to school advice for college bound queers” to start your semester off right, whether you’re returning…

Fit and Feminist

Trigger Warning: Body image issues, eating disorders                                                                                                …

A Mighty Girl

Ah, summer. Though in college, this vacation is often associated with work experience and the vague, ominous sensation of next semester’s impending workload, I’m sure I’m not alone in associating summer with the less intense obligation of the “summer reading list” often handed out in grade school. As a young feminist, I often found myself…

Rick Santorum is out of the race…but what does that mean for American women?

Rick Santorum recently withdrew his bid to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012. Santorum’s campaign made headlines both for being the most recent beneficiary of anyone-but-Romney syndrome, and for his extremely conservative social policies (also for his”google problem”…but we won’t get into that here). Many politically informed feminists are understandably overjoyed at Santorum’s…

“My womb is one million times more private than your bedrooms, gentlemen.”

Check out this amazing, articulate, impassioned appeal to the most recent attacks on women’s health. It is awe-inspiring and captures the issue completely. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/womens-reproductive-rights_b_1345214.html “This is about sex and property, not life and morality. Sex because when women have sex and want to control their reproduction that threatens powerful social structures that rely on patriarchal access to and…

Help End Street Harrassment

Feministing has a great up post today about International Anti-Street Harrassment Week (right now! March 18th-24th). Check it out, get involved, and make a difference.

Queer Latina Filmmakers Count on Love to Finish Mosquita y Mari

Holy. This project right here has got me cheesing like a mo’ fo’. Srsly. Queers. Women. Beautiful brown folks. MAKING ART?!! …SWOON. So here’s the deal. They’ve got to raise a pretty penny to make sure that this project comes into fruition. AND IT’S HELLA IMPORTANT THAT IT DOES. Why? Uh-ho, lemme tell you. This project…

On intersectionality and toxic body culture…AND…detrimental assumptions.

Alright kiddos, this article right here is a must read. No really. It is. Trust me. In a guest post for Feministing, Sayantani DasGupta touches on some pretty key issues that arise for women who work to promote intersectionality while simultaneously discussing the detrimental effects of body through the broader social lens of race, class, gender, and sexuality….

OH, IT’S TIME TO FLIPPIN’ RALLY.

…and I feel like cursing up a storm! But I won’t (on here). This anti-choice business has gone too far and it is time to gather in the masses to show that we’re not taking it. In addition to being a bad ass and attending the rally this upcoming Saturday, be sure to sign the petition…