On Second Thought, Interviewers Should Ask People about Feminism: A Response to Riley Holden

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My friend and colleague, Riley Holden recently wrote an article for Feminist Fever about why interviewers should not ask female celebrities if they are feminists.  Riley, as usual, made a lot of excellent points.  Nevertheless, I still believe that interviewers should ask public figures about feminism – and do it intelligently.  As long as we […]

Seneca Falls 1848 – Never Let Anyone Forget

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1848 was a year of revolution in the Western world. Numerous European countries revolted against royalism and class oppression. The Communist Manifesto was published. Irish immigration to America skyrocketed as The Potato Famine ravaged the beautiful island. And Thaddeus Stevens, the outspoken, uncompromising abolitionist, was elected to Congress. But nothing was a revolutionary as what […]

Being Ripped to Shreds Only Leads to Nothing

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I have been briefly following the controversy that erupted following Michelle Goldberg’s cover story for The Nation entitled “Feminism’s Toxic Twitter Wars.” The premise for the story was that a group of feminists formed a group to work toward getting funding for online feminism (something Kathleen and I definitely support!). However, after they issued their report on the […]