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By blue milk on April 1, 2012
These are the words that made me love Adrienne Rich’s work: This is what living with children could be – without school hours, fixed routines, naps, the conflict of being both mother and wife with no room for being simply, myself. Driving home once, after midnight, from a late drive-in movie… with three sleeping children [...]
By tigtog on November 15, 2011
Gloria Steinem has been an outspoken figure on behalf of women’s rights and the pro-choice movement for half a century.
By blue milk on July 28, 2011
.. when you said you want to wear white and be a princess for a day?
By tigtog on December 22, 2010
Harriet J: “Dear Second and Third Wave Feminists With Publicly Recognizable Names …Please give us somebody else to point to when we are told that we can be raped in the ways Naomi Wolf has decreed are acceptable…Please do not let Naomi Wolf become the voice of what is rape, because rapists were listening when she spoke, and judges, and juries, and future victims who will spend their lives believing it was their fault, and they are always saying “yes” if they are not shouting “no.” “
By tigtog on September 8, 2010
Please share links to other articles celebrating the works of bell hooks, or your favourite bell hooks quote, in comments.
By Lauredhel on August 8, 2009
I’m reading bell hooks’ Feminist Theory; From Margin to Center. Coincidentally, I started reading Chapter Ten, “Revolutionary Parenting”, just after reading this thread at Feministe, “Sacrifice, Parenting, and Feminism“, particularly bfp’s comments (21-24, 41-42). It also serves as an important privilege check, and a reminder that the recent work of white feminist mothers isn’t anything [...]
By Lauredhel on November 18, 2008
Germaine Greer in The Guardian’s World News section: “If Michelle Obama’s such a great dresser, what was she doing in this red butcher’s apron?” The one sour note to resound through the jubilation at the election of Barack Obama was an undercurrent of fear and loathing of the dress Michelle Obama wore on election night. [...]
By Lauredhel on March 13, 2008
[image source] I’ve just finished listening to Germaine Greer on Margaret Throsby’s show this morning. I really like Margaret Throsby – a relaxed and respectful interviewer, she draws her guests out, allows them plenty of space, gets down to personal stuff. Greer talks about her Anne Hathaway book, life as an academic in England, her [...]
By tigtog on February 10, 2006
It’s no secret that Germaine Greer is is not now, and never has been, especially enamoured of Betty Friedan’s seminal work, The Feminine Mystique. Her own seminal work, The Female Eunuch, was conceived as a direct counterpoint to Friedan’s book. So I guess it’s also no surprise that Greer avoids hagiography in her epitaph for [...]