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From a Young Woman to (Some) of the ‘Menopausal Militia’

Shelby responds to Rebecca Sive’s post in her reader diary.

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Infidelity and Feminism: Can Cheating Be A Feminist Choice?

In Cheating on the Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism, Lauren Rosewarne’s details her own personal struggles as a willing participant in an illicit relationship that resulted in another woman’s devastation, as well as her own. It is a political look at the motivations that fuel situations of betrayal and the justifications one provides oneself from the inside.

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Nostalgia for Those Louts: A “Mad Men” Salon

Astute and unflinching examination of gender politics has proved to be the secret of the rise of “Mad Men” in popular culture. RH Reality Check is hosting a salon on the program.

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Breastfeeding Is a Feminist Issue

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. It’s time to look at the ways in which feminism and breastfeeding are related and how health care reform can address this public health imperative.

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From Bikinis to Burqas, the Feminist Politics of Clothing

How can so many American feminists have come out against a burqa ban in France? The answer is that singling out the burqa as the only article of clothing patriarchal enough to merit legal regulation is racist.

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Our Forgotton Foremother: Matilda Joslyn Gage

Nearly 150 years after their radical ideas helped to begin the first
wave of feminism, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are still
household names. However Matilda Joslyn Gage, the outspoken journalist
and early advocate for civil rights who worked closely with them on the
day to day operations of the National Woman Suffrage Association, has
largely been left out of the story.

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Geishas and Whores

A lot of people, especially white people, are invested in defending geisha, in putting them on a pedestal. And when they do that, it does harm to Japanese-American women and to all Asian-American women.

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Gender Cop Dowd’s Plagiarism Kerfluffle

This
revelation of Dowd’s thoughtless use of words is far from new. She’s been
a perennial thorn in the side of feminists and everyone who would like to move beyond Mad Men-era
perceptions of gender.

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On Asia McGowan: Why We Need Feminism in Community Colleges

Asia McGowan, a 20-year-old student at Henry Ford Community College outside Detroit was murdered on campus by a man who’d stalked her. Why aren’t feminist resources for domestic violence and stalking available at community colleges?

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Feminism and the New Great Depression: What’s Next?

Looks like feminism’s at a crossroads, and there’s a very surprising group that could hold the key to the future of the movement: men. (So does this mean I should go buy my goldfish a new bike?)

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