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Hello, my name is….

….Krista, and I’m an installation artist/gamer from the midwest.  Many a snowy night has been spent in what I (affectionately) call “the land of corn,” questing and raiding in World of Warcraft.  Only recently has my gaming life intersected with my art life, due largely in part to the inspiring work by everyone here at […]

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Team Paglia

Kris’s inclusion of a quote by Naomi Wolf in her last post (see “This is my body!”) immediately made me think of good old Camille Paglia. Like I said in a comment to Kris’s post, I am not the biggest fan of Wolf’s. While I am not entirely “Team Paglia” either, I can somehow relate […]

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Beauty is the Beast

For the past couple of days, I’ve been dissecting/overanalyzing/pondering Kris’ performance/post “The Bald and the Beautiful.” What an inspirational and powerful piece! Like many great art pieces with a message, it made me think (and want to think) about key issues affecting our lives, bodies, sanity, society, etc. Most of all, it made me ask […]

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An introduction and piece of slam poetry!

Hello! My name is Hanna.  I’m a fifteen-year-old writer and photographer.  Vanessa requested that I record a video of a piece of slam poetry I wrote so it could be posted on here, and so here I am.   The poem in text is below. Enjoy! 🙂   few fourth graders have many kind words […]

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Bra Construction and What it Means About How Society Views Women

Originally posted on Forming The Thread:
A few days ago I was out shopping with a friend, and we ended up in a well-known lingerie store.  Now, I am not (ahem) endowed, so I generally just stick with sports bras, and frankly, I like my own figure just fine.  But I was quite struck by…

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This Is What a Feminist Looks Like: Vaneeesa

NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSSETS, 7 June — Writer, blogger, wife, mother, feminist, and founder of The Mamafesto blog, Avital Norman Nathman has been posting profiles, This Is What a Feminist Looks Like, on Mamafesto for about a year now, and she recently invited Yours Truly to write one, which you’ll find both below and on the official […]

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Detail of the 1863 painting Olympia by Victorine Meurent and Edouard Manet

Vicky

PARIS, 1863 — Lady Gaga, Madonna, yes, Britney Spears and Taylor Swift too, they all owe Vicky Meurent money. Or at least they will. Since current copyright is the life of the author plus 70 years, the copyright that Victorine Louise Meurent (18 February 1844 – 17 March 1927) holds on attitude officially expired on […]

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My Vagina in the 21st Century

  LOS ANGELES, 3 May — 18 years after Eve Ensler’s groundbreaking The Vagina Monologues, Funny or Die today released a plea by Andrea Savage, Kate Beckinsale and Judy Greer: Republicans, Get In My Vagina! Ensler’s pivotal work explored many ideas of gender, identity, and empowerment, among them, simply taking the word “vagina” out of […]

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Timmie Jean Lindsey

HOUSTON, 16 March 1962* — today Timmie Jean Lindsey underwent the world’s first silicone-gel breast implant surgery. The 30-year-old mother of 6 whose poverty-level income qualified her for free medical care entered the hospital to have rose tattoos grafted off her breasts and was propositioned by two surgeons, at least one of whom “liked large […]

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I Love My Body!

Today is Love Your Body Day! I know because I just discovered Chloe Angyal’s wonderful blog post at feministing.com Of course I wanted to participate in NOW’s LYBD “Blog Carnival” – who doesn’t LOVE a carnival! The pretty horses… the scary clowns! This post is part of the 2011 Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival! […]

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Bitches, Feminism & Pussypower

I`ve often wondered why so many women refer to themself as bitches. Since when exactly did it become so popular and cool to be a bitch? I asked Wikipedia for a definition of the word “bitch” and here`s some of the things it came up with: Wiki: The word “bitch”, literally meaning a female dog. […]

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Felicia Day

The truth is that Felicia Day does not piss me off, she amazes me. She saw a lack of opportunity so she created opportunity. She felt disdain for gamers, so she created a web series that celebrates gamers. She understands the media of our age.

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