Tagged: feminism

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The Happiest Sadist: Phèdre and Kushiel’s Dart

Fifty Shades of Grey was a terrible & dangerous book that normalized toxic attitudes about sex. Kushiel’s Dart was an interesting book on a similar topic that I liked.

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Confessions of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

How much more satisfying might a romance be if you could see yourself there, not just a faceless, shapeless, personality-less blob like Bella Swan?

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Romance Before Bros

This time I’m actually reading GOOD romances instead of trashy ones.It’s a lot of work, and do you know why I’m doing this? It’s because romance MATTERS.

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Of Popcorn Poppers and Pelotons

It’s not that I see this Peloton ad as dangerously glamorizing compulsive exercise or obsession with appearance; it’s not that deep.

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Men Who Help

Needing help is not a sign of patriarchal brainwashing.

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There’s Something About Mary Sue

The thing about Mary Sue that makes her interesting despite her triteness is also what makes her 100% for sure not sexist. A Mary Sue is a female conception of an ideal female character.

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Strong Women in Country Songs

Country songs that’ll make ya want to shout yee-haw! and throw off the yoke of patriarchal oppression.

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Manhood Isn’t Toxic, but It Also Isn’t Static

Still, traditional masculinity, no matter how you define it, has been an undeniably productive force in the world. In tandem with femininity, it has carried humanity into a future that holds boundless potential for our intellectual, physical, psychological and spiritual development. We are the brightest, most advanced, and most durable creatures this planet has ever seen. Masculinity deserves its fair share of the credit for that.

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Apolitical Myth-Making

To ignore the political nature of our lifestyles is to create apolitical myths that hide us in a faux-innocence, subverting necessary chance, and protecting destructive power structures.

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Feminism, Lost in Space

Lost in Space is an enjoyable watch your whole family can enjoy and I felt represented by it in a way that I oftentimes don’t.

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Wonder Women

There is no better violence.

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My Feminism is Not a Novelty

Without my feminist foremothers, I could not vote, own property, practice law, effectively decide the size of my family, etc. American women owe a lot to feminism, whether they admit it or not. Nevertheless, I admit to finding myself bristling- and rolling my eyes- at much of what passes for feminism today.

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My Mother and Ursula Le Guin

To my mother and many women like her, Ursela Le Guin was the feminist writer that inspired them.