Historical Context: The Year of the Woman

This month, there was a flurry of press about the women being sworn into the House of Representatives, among them Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress; the first two Native American women elected to Congress, Deb Haaland and Sharice Davis; and Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American woman elected to Congress, and one … Continue reading

Nice Girls at the Party

When did Smart Girls at the Party become Nice Girls At the Party? If you know me, you know that I admire Amy Poehler and the work she does as a comedian and a TV feminist. I’ve also been a fan of Smart Girls at the Party for a few years. I like the idea … Continue reading

TED Fellow Naomi Natale lays One Million Bones on the National Mall

Originally posted on TED Blog:
This weekend, thousands gathered in Washington, DC, to help lay one million handmade representations of human bones — 1,018,260 bones, to be exact — on the National Mall. This breathtaking installation created a haunting river of bones leading to the US Capitol, and represents the culmination of a nearly five-year social…

Hurray! Feminist Voters and Academic Tyra

Two great finds today. 1) I read an article at Feministing saying that “The majority of women voters consider themselves feminists”.  I think what’s especially great about the information is that they polled both with the woman’s personal understanding of feminism–because there are many feminisms and feminism is a lived experience as well as a political … Continue reading

TEDxTeen: Tavi Gevinson of Rookie Mag

Happy Sunday! (Also, Happy St. Patrick’s Day) I’m still working through a ton of papers and things getting ready for my conference season starting soon. Posts will resume this week. In the meantime, watch this TED talk by Tavi Gevinson, editor of Rookie Mag. It’s wonderful! (found via Upworthy and my friend Nevada on Facebook) … Continue reading