Category Archives: Feminism

Just live, live, live

One of the conversation snippets I remember best from my graduate creative writing program days came from a classmate I didn’t know well and with whom I didn’t have much in common. It’s stayed in my head all these years … Continue reading

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Sister Domestica doesn’t live here any more, Part 1

Given that I was a grad student half the time I lived in Boulder, Colorado a couple of decades ago, it seems odd that I spent nearly as much time there chatting about housework as I did discussing my writing … Continue reading

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Film comment: Not blaming the victim, not being a victim: Viewing “Flirting with Danger”

Unfortunately, there’s never a bad time to screen a film addressing violence against women, as it’s such a pervasive problem.  But the timing of the premier of the Media Education Foundation’s new documentary, Flirting with Danger: Power and Choice in … Continue reading

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Early puberty is frightening, not amusing

The Oct. 20-21 edition of our local paper included an Associated Press story with the headline, “Earlier puberty seen in boys; chemicals, obesity eyed.”  I find these news reports alarming, whether the problem is with girls, boys, transgender, or intersex … Continue reading

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