Browsing All posts tagged under »feminism«

They Are Women Hear Them Roar: So Long As They Dress, Act, And Consume Like Me

October 7, 2009

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I am always perplexed by the fact that the question of what a woman should or should not wear remains a hotly contested battle ground, especially among women. I’ve been struggling to find a way to articulate this confusion and then the quick-witted Adorkeable Thespian tweeted me this very funny Sarah Haskins clip: I enjoyed this […]

With Feminists Like This Who Needs Misogynists: How Not To Contribute To The Women’s Movement (Or Be A Good Parent)

March 24, 2009

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Judith Timson today published a Pontius Pilate-like lament for the women’s movement — complete with self-absolving hand-washing. Unwittingly, she duplicates  the very behavior she intends to criticize and is an example of how not to lead or contribute to the women’s movement and how not to be a good parent. I wanted to let it […]

Popping My Cherry At Carleton University: My First Vagina Monologues.

March 9, 2009

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The Vagina Monologues was first performed in 1996 and, since then, has become a world-wide phenomenon and the centerpiece of a very impressive charitable organization / event called V-Day. Written by Eve Ensler, and based on a series of interviews with a variety of women, the concept is simple and effective. A number of women perform a […]

Brazil Nuts and the Sexual Politics of Hair Removal

March 4, 2009

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I made a curious discovery recently. I’m not sure when but apparently the new male “beauty” standard in porn is to be completely hairless — and I’m not talking about the chest either. I’m talking, penis, sack, and everything else nearby:  smooth as a baby’s bum. Now, I am not a huge consumer of porn […]

The Times They Are A-Changing: Another Moment in the Alt-Beauty / Beauty Narrative

February 26, 2009

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I stumbled across SuicideGirls.com because one of my female Facebook friends became a fan of its Facebook group. And it got me a-thinking and a-writing and a-questioning. As always.  In my news feed, the associated image was quite tiny but some of the associated copy is easily read. It is : ” Everywhere you look […]

Sunlight, A Play in One Act

December 6, 2008

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Sunlight combines text, improvisation, a dumbshow, and movement in order to craft an original and unexpected response to a reality we face each and everyday: the minute-by-minute choice between a life of distraction and a life of attentiveness. Although it is very much a work of theatre, it can also be described as a kind […]

Paris is Dead, A Play in Three Acts

December 3, 2008

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Paris is Dead is by far my best play. In fact, if I ever see it produced properly, it might very well be a “so long and thanks for the fish because my work is done here” moment. There are lots of plays I want to write but this play is the only one I […]

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