Tag Archives: Feminism

Slut-Shaming: How Framing Matters

As almost anyone with television, radio, or Internet access is no doubt aware by now, a woman named Sandra Fluke was recently attacked for three continuous days by right-wing radio commentator Rush Limbaugh for her testimony in front of Congress … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: “Why, Yes, I Am an Islamophobe”

From the Web site Altmuslimah comes this story by a lesbian woman struggling to live within a conservative Muslim society: Even if I were not a lesbian I would find it difficult to make myself “available” to men because that … Continue reading

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Food for thought: Modesty

“I think the pressure on women to expose themselves for the sake of titillating men is wrong, sexist and unfair. “Girls Gone Wild” is exploitative. Victoria’s Secret uses photoshop to mutilate models’ bodies and capitalize on the insecurities of young … Continue reading

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Sexual Double Standards and Complicity

Quite some time ago, I had a strange dream. In this dream I’d met and made friends with a woman. Don’t recall her clearly–long black hair, big brown eyes, that’s all that stuck. Anyway, in the dream, shortly after we … Continue reading

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