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Feminism in the 21st Century; Hated or Loved?

To this day, there is still a constant debate around feminism and its importance. It seems the ultimate goal of this said movement has become blurred; what used to be a message that supported equality for men and women in society, has now become a debate on whether or not a person who calls themselves a feminist hates men. 831 more words


Review: Braided Lives

Braided Lives by Marge Piercy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Actual Rating: 3.5 rounded to 4 stars

Marge Piercy is one of those authors best encountered at exactly the right time of life and in the right frame of mind. 932 more words

Book Talk

Why do so many feminists want to legalize sex work?

Of the many aspects of contemporary feminist discussion that might shock and horrify a 19th century suffragette (or perhaps even more so, a veteran of 1970s Second Wave Feminism), the strong feminist support for legal/non-criminal sex work on the grounds of protecting sex workers’ rights might stand out as one of the most shocking. 1,525 more words

Feminist Waves Don't Die

As a Gender and Women’s Studies triple major, I am often a feminist killjoy in a sea of even more radical and angry feminist killjoys. I love this sea and relish the talk of feminism, intersectionality, and gender. 720 more words


Lovesick re-released!

My memoir, Lovesick, came out in 2011 to popular acclaim. I decided to re-release the book and give it a new lease of life after a friend and high school teacher told me he thought it should be much more widely read. 328 more words

Your Handy-Dandy Map to the Feminist Movement

“To discuss feminist theory, you first need to be able to visualize a roadmap of what the fuck feminism is.” Carmen takes us on a crash course on First, Second, Third- and now Fourth-wave feminism. 1,401 more words

The Waves of Feminism - Constance Singam

Constance Singam takes us on a trip through history, as she explains First Wave Feminism (late 1800s to early 1900s) and Second Wave Feminism (1960s to 1980s), not just in the West but also its manifestations in Asia.  583 more words