No Perfect Face

I was glad to find an older Buzzfeed list on “The 28 Most Ridiculous Celebrity Face Mashes Of 2013” because the fall 2014 Jennifer Lawrence/Emma Watson face meld had made me vaguely uncomfortable. Let me explain. Season 3 Episode 15 of “Modern Family” has a scene where Cam and Mitchell use a computer to generate an… Read More

Pinterest and the Fairer Sex

These days an online presence is an important part of self-marketing, so I’ve dutifully joined a plethora of social media sites. My favorite right now is Pinterest. I have boards for Marketing for Writers, Inspiration for Writers, Fantasy Setting and Strange Creature boards, and so on. I love looking at cool pictures, quotes from my… Read More

With the Rich and Famous Always a Little Patience

The third daughter of the house, Lady Sybil, is a forthright feminist. Supporting women’s rights, she gets involved with her father’s chauffeur, an Irish catholic rebel. For the first season and a half, Lady Sybil is the voice of women in the new century. She wears a *gasp* pantsuit, lobbies for women to get the vote, and chivvies her family to accept her husband who is far outside their class. Read More

Sliding Across Genders, Waxing on Feminism

I remember standing in a line and noticing a guy in front of me had a pornographic image of a woman for the wallpaper on his cellphone. I don’t recall if my eyes rolled as I thought, “I can’t believe he likes that wallpaper.” Even though an eye roll would have married up nicely to the tone in my… Read More

Humanism and Egalitarianism: are they Feminist Umbrellas?

Today I want to discuss feminism and how it relates to humanism and egalitarianism.  The argument I have heard, and subsequently dwelled upon, can be summed up with the following questions: Aren’t you for equality for everyone? Then why are you a feminist? Why aren’t you egalitarian? Or a humanist? Have you ever been confronted… Read More