I have to wonder, if we were discussing a male academic who taught at a prestigious Ivy League university, the reporter would feel the need to spend the entire piece debating whether he deserved the prefix “Dr.”
Being sexually active is considered a validation of masculinity because of the conquest discourse that we apply to male sexuality. Therefore, even as a man is being affirmed he is devaluing the social worth of each woman he engages with.
Though the GOP refers to Palin as yet another crack in the glass ceiling, Palin is really a support beam for that ceiling.
Palin makes no apologies for her belief system. Unless the mother’s health is in jeopardy, she believes that a woman should be forced to carry the child to term.
Seeing this support for Palin should give every feminist a feeling of warmth and solidarity, unless of course you are a woman of colour, or, more specifically, an African American woman.
If the God doesn’t beat the Nymph, for example, that’s all fine and well. But if he does, well, we say, she “knew” what she was doing when she decided to become a Nymph and seek out a God in the first place.
The word yoni inherently marginalizes. It privileges one type of “South Asian” over another and instantly undermines any sense of unity that might exist in the South Asian identity.
Any good idea can get hijacked for the sake of advancing asininity, and feminism is no exception. Back in college, flyers tacked up on the walls of computer labs read that “feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” I agree. I’ve always felt human (except for that one year when the immortal genius …
Today’s ineffective, shallow discourse on women’s rights