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Why it took becoming a parent for me to care about feminism

I’m ashamed to admit that before I became a parent I was not a feminist.  In fact I knew, or even cared little about it.  I am angry at myself for this.  551 more words

Parenting

My Experiences of Sexism Within Gaming

Firstly let me make it clear I’m not arguing there is no sexism within gaming and that sexism doesn’t exist. I fully believe sexism exists and have dealt with it within my education, work place and on the internet. 643 more words

General

There's No Privilege, Only Class.

First of all, let’s get our definitions straight.

Privilege: An unearned advantage given to a group or individual based on characteristics beyond their control.

Benevolent Discrimination: A benefit given to a group or individual for adhering to certain parameters that restrict their freedom. 4,115 more words

Essays

Rites of Passage: A Book Review

Book: Rites of Passage 
Author: Joy N Hensley

Blurb: 

Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she’s not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died. 821 more words

Young Adult

An Observation on Reverse Discrimination. An EO Complaint.

A lot of people like to say “Democracy may be messy, but it’s the best system of government there is.” To an extent I would agree. 1,841 more words

"William Thien"

Feminist Halloween, Day 16: Rewatching The Craft

Like many people who grew up in the 90s, I loved The Craft. While it didn’t send me into goth mode, it did inspire some less-than-rousing rounds of “light as a feather, stiff as a board” at sleepovers and wanting to be a special snowflake “natural witch.” (I was in junior high. 601 more words

Gender

It isn't OK

This time last week I was on a train, heading up to London for work. About 10 minutes into my journey I could feel something weird on the side of my head, but I brushed it off, assuming my ponytail had become caught on my jacket. 373 more words

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