A Dudely Challenge: Read More Books By Women

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
The Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA), a national organization devoted to promoting “strong and active female perspectives and presences within the Canadian literary landscape” recently released a report looking at gender representation…

A Dudely Challenge: Read More Books By Women

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
The Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA), a national organization devoted to promoting “strong and active female perspectives and presences within the Canadian literary landscape” recently released a report looking at gender representation…

The Kindness of Strangers

Originally posted on The Honest Courtesan:
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.  –  Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire Long-time readers know I’m a creature of habit; I tend to keep a pretty regular schedule of eating,…

The Kindness of Strangers

Originally posted on The Honest Courtesan:
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.  –  Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire Long-time readers know I’m a creature of habit; I tend to keep a pretty regular schedule of eating,…

10 Reasons Feminism Might Not Be For You

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
This post originally appeared on the blog The Outlier Collective. But since that blog is now defunct, and since people have been asking for this post, I’m republishing it here. I’m typically a huge…

10 Reasons Feminism Might Not Be For You

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
This post originally appeared on the blog The Outlier Collective. But since that blog is now defunct, and since people have been asking for this post, I’m republishing it here. I’m typically a huge…

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Woman harassed with “Rape Room” joke, then fired for complaint—but rape is not a joke.

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
Rape is not a joke. It’s an act of violence. Therefore, if a male employee makes unwanted “jokes” about rape to a female co-worker, it’s logical to conclude that his actions are creating a hostile work environment.…

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Woman harassed with “Rape Room” joke, then fired for complaint—but rape is not a joke.

Originally posted on Rebecca Hains:
Rape is not a joke. It’s an act of violence. Therefore, if a male employee makes unwanted “jokes” about rape to a female co-worker, it’s logical to conclude that his actions are creating a hostile work environment.…

On Motherhood and Losing Myself

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
I remember the first time it happened – it was shortly after Theo’s birth and I was still in the hospital. My mother and husband were in the room with me when the nurse came in to do…

On Motherhood and Losing Myself

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
I remember the first time it happened – it was shortly after Theo’s birth and I was still in the hospital. My mother and husband were in the room with me when the nurse came in to do…

Alzheimer's cafe take two

a blog post round up in which heaven gains an angel

This roller coaster life has been particularly turbulent these last few weeks. My Mom lost her BFF Gaby, I lost an angel and heaven welcomed home a cherished soul. We covered Herman’s Hermits and Amazing Grace, we declared love not

Alzheimer's cafe take two

a blog post round up in which heaven gains an angel

This roller coaster life has been particularly turbulent these last few weeks. My Mom lost her BFF Gaby, I lost an angel and heaven welcomed home a cherished soul. We covered Herman’s Hermits and Amazing Grace, we declared love not

What Happened To Jennifer Lawrence Was Sexual Assault

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
TW for talk of sexual assault, victim blaming, misogyny You’ve probably heard about the nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence that were leaked online yesterday. The leak also included nude pictures of Kirsten Dunst, Ariana…

What Happened To Jennifer Lawrence Was Sexual Assault

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
TW for talk of sexual assault, victim blaming, misogyny You’ve probably heard about the nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence that were leaked online yesterday. The leak also included nude pictures of Kirsten Dunst, Ariana…

Reports on ‘Leaked Nude Photos‘ — Just Another Form of Victim-Blaming

Originally posted on Crates and Ribbons:
As most of you will have heard by now, an anonymous hacker has stolen the private images of a large number of female celebrities, and posted them on 4chan, an imageboard website notorious for…

Reports on ‘Leaked Nude Photos‘ — Just Another Form of Victim-Blaming

Originally posted on Crates and Ribbons:
As most of you will have heard by now, an anonymous hacker has stolen the private images of a large number of female celebrities, and posted them on 4chan, an imageboard website notorious for…

A Poem or Something

Originally posted on The Girl in the Little Black Dress:
Dear Reader, My last assignment in English class was to write a poem about my year in France. And I wrote this. My english teacher made me read it aloud in front…

A Poem or Something

Originally posted on The Girl in the Little Black Dress:
Dear Reader, My last assignment in English class was to write a poem about my year in France. And I wrote this. My english teacher made me read it aloud in front…

conversations that crack my heart open

  I see my Alzheimer’s Mom every day. And every day I’m inspired by her strength, courage and determination. Her language skills continue to decline. Her body looks like a battlefield with cuts and bruises and bandages all over her

conversations that crack my heart open

  I see my Alzheimer’s Mom every day. And every day I’m inspired by her strength, courage and determination. Her language skills continue to decline. Her body looks like a battlefield with cuts and bruises and bandages all over her

Mom & Gaby sick

fuck promises and the powers that be

Sometimes having too much integrity can be a problem. Especially when someone is about to die and you don’t know they’re about to die. On the other hand, death is mostly random so I guess I can forgive myself. But

Mom & Gaby sick

fuck promises and the powers that be

Sometimes having too much integrity can be a problem. Especially when someone is about to die and you don’t know they’re about to die. On the other hand, death is mostly random so I guess I can forgive myself. But

Depression really sucks.

Originally posted on I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog:
“It happens.” It’s something I found myself telling a friend recently. Those bad days, those shaky feelings, those moments of thinking I suck, I don’t know what…

Depression really sucks.

Originally posted on I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog:
“It happens.” It’s something I found myself telling a friend recently. Those bad days, those shaky feelings, those moments of thinking I suck, I don’t know what…

“You Know I Love You A Lot Too Even If I Sometimes Get Impatient”

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
I am a person who needs constant reassurance that other people love and value me. And when I say constant, I mean fucking constant. Like, in a perfect world, every morning and evening all of…

“You Know I Love You A Lot Too Even If I Sometimes Get Impatient”

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
I am a person who needs constant reassurance that other people love and value me. And when I say constant, I mean fucking constant. Like, in a perfect world, every morning and evening all of…

Israel, Palestine, Gaza War – how to help.

Originally posted on Emily L. Hauser – In My Head:
A few thoughts on how to help the people of Gaza, and how to help Palestinians and Israelis striving to achieve a life without conflict: Contact your elected representatives and tell them that…

Israel, Palestine, Gaza War – how to help.

Originally posted on Emily L. Hauser – In My Head:
A few thoughts on how to help the people of Gaza, and how to help Palestinians and Israelis striving to achieve a life without conflict: Contact your elected representatives and tell them that…

In which I sense the zeitgeist.

Originally posted on Emily L. Hauser – In My Head:
Today I ran a piece in Haaretz in which I examine the fact that for many American Jews — maybe not the Famous Jews, but the ones who most often speak in whispers…

In which I sense the zeitgeist.

Originally posted on Emily L. Hauser – In My Head:
Today I ran a piece in Haaretz in which I examine the fact that for many American Jews — maybe not the Famous Jews, but the ones who most often speak in whispers…