Category Archives: feminist rants

America made this supermodel a feminist

Too good not to share: Paulina Porizkova’s op-ed in the New York Times about how America made her a feminist. Nearly as interesting as Porizkova’s sharp assessments of how women and sex are viewed in the different countries in which … Continue reading

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Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism by Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia captures all her best provocations, smoke bombs, and sturdy anti-establishmentarianism in this collection of essays, opening with excerpts from her hefty and admittedly groundbreaking Sexual Personae (1990) and ending with recent publications on Salon.com affirming her stance on … Continue reading

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Divided We Stand, by Marjorie J. Spruill

Depending on how you look at it, feminism has either become more acceptable and mainstream, or it continues to be perceived by most young women as a radical dogma that requires one to forego personal grooming and to revile men. … Continue reading

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Susan Carroll and the Allure of the Regency Romp

I’m doing it again. The days are shorter, the nights are longer, and there is more time to snuggle on the couch reading. I could be diving into all the wonderful new literary fiction that’s out there (just found Margaret … Continue reading

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Learning about Contemporary Feminism(s) by Teaching Medieval Women Writers – pt I

Editor’s Note: This post, our newest The Feminists are Teaching feature, is the first in a series of three to showcase work done by junior scholars in the Integrative Humanities class taught by Dr. Meriem Pages at Keene State College, … Continue reading

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Oh, Baby! Oh, Baby. Oh . . . Baby.

Not since Vicki Glembocki’s The Second Nine Months have I read a book that so gratefully and necessarily delivered me from the slog of sentiment, shoulds, unhelpful advice, and ubiquitous judgment that is so encrusted around virtually every mainstream image … Continue reading

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