Category Archives: Feminism

EMILY’s List Mansplains At Me

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Recently, a man claiming to be from EMILY’s List called me for a donation. I told him I had read recently that the organization had been supporting corporate Democrats, and those candidates were not my priorities. “No,” he insisted. “We only support progressive Democratic candidates.”  He mentioned a few big name… Read more »

Building Bridges: Bernie Has the Right Idea

Like many prochoice activists, when I first saw this article in Common Dreams, I was surprised and disappointed. Why was Bernie Sanders stumping for an enemy of women’s autonomy? That was my first reaction. But after I thought more about it, my position softened. If Bernie believes that Mello will… Read more »

Shift Happens When I Least Expect It

I have always hated housework. I was heavily influenced by Pat Mainardi’s feminist essay, The Politics of Housework. I felt it took away from worthwhile things I could be doing instead, things that would feel better and make me happier. But the fact remained that if no one did it, it… Read more »