Tag: femininity

Yes, hating the Kardashians is misogynist

The Kardashians — for years they’ve provided North America and beyond with an outlet for our seething hatred of women. The mantra we hear over and over again is that the Kardashians…

Reclaiming femininity, crippling feminism

It gets lonesome being a feminist in America today, if you do not bow nightly before a shrine to Beyoncé, if you can’t accept pornography or the prostitution of women as harmless…

Leg hair: A love story

When I was nine years old, I found nothing more amusing than watching people react in horror to my soft and innocent little leg hairs. Teenage girls who I looked up to…

If you want to have an opinion, forget likability

In a speech at the 2015 Girls Write Now awards ceremony, acclaimed Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said, “I think it’s important that you tell your story truthfully and I think that’s…

Efforts to reclaim #HowToSpotAFeminist miss the point

This past week, the hashtag #HowToSpotAFeminist has been in full-bloom across the Twitterverse. Originated on The Blaze, a conservative radio show out of Los Angeles, the host aimed to make feminists the…

Sorry, wearing heels doesn’t help women with anything

From Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to #‎manupandmakeup‬, to music video director, David Wilson’s recent appearance at the Grammy awards in black pumps, there seems to be some confusion about what…

Whining about boys in bars: On feminism and loving men

There’s something awkward about being a feminist and dealing with heartbreak. I know, of course, that we all do get our hearts broken from time to time; that our politics can hardly…

Hair is back

It’s official. Hair is back. We’ve experienced a long drought since the heyday of hair in the 70s. Feminism was almost fashionable and so was women’s body hair. Having unshaven armpits was…