Feminism

The rise of everyday resistance

February 22, 2017
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In the rhetoric and imaginations of the the right, those protesting the new administration are “radicals”. Trash can arsonists. Spray paint thugs. Ugly, mannish women and their criminal counterparts who are all insane with rage. Add the implied “scary brown people and ‘others’” to that list of false critique and the right’s got itself a villain. […]


Reasons to vote Hillary that have nothing to do with You Know Who

October 11, 2016
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Let’s take a moment to go high. You don’t win an election by simply not being the other candidate, right John Kerry? I was so sure of his win when I campaigned for him in Wisconsin that I figured they could throw an empty chair up there and Dubya would be packing his bags.   […]


Have the guts to quit (I didn’t)

September 23, 2016

“Get a cleaning lady.” My last client was a banana blonde Miss Cleo, psychically peering into my internal struggle, of which I had mentioned nothing. I laughed. “How did you know my house was a wreck?” “You’re a mom and you work. That’s been my life for 19 years. I only had one baby, but I […]


Sorry about that whole “Gender Reveal Party” trend, I guess

May 15, 2016

I read an article about the relationship between the “gender reveal” pregnancy party and the current transgender bathroom panic. I feel the very bizarre need to get this off my chest because that whole thing may have been my fault. In my defense, I just like cake. Hear me out. I have at the very annoying […]


My nanny left my kids in a hot car – why I didn’t press charges

February 13, 2016
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I never hear from my nanny during the day. On the first day of a new extracurricular class, she might text a pic of the kids in their leotards, or call if one of the kids is truly sick, but we don’t really chat during business hours. So I knew something was up when she […]


I realized how hard staying home is when I went back to work

October 3, 2015

I was reluctant to go back to work after being home for eight years. I was scared to leave my comfy four walls and afraid the world out there had changed too much in the years I had been home. The last time I punched a time clock, My Space was the rage there was […]


The best songs for returning to the work force

September 25, 2015
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After eight years at home (wiping crumbs, dodging haterz) I randomly got a job at a bank. I know. Wasn’t I doing gemology courses and planning to return to work in 2017 as the World Finest Jewelry Whatever? Wasn’t I going to open my own blingy shop and flounce into the glittery sunset? Life is […]


Rachel Dolezal: Personal identity is only a “problem” when you’re a minority

June 13, 2015
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The NAACP social justice activist who is really a white woman with an awesome perm has riled the interwebz today. We’re of course talking about Rachel Dolezal. I do have some questions of my own. Like, why do we accept the self-indentification of a rich, white conservative who started life as a man and yet we […]


Sorry, Anne Lamott, you are wrong about Mother’s Day

May 9, 2015
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Anne Lamott can stop. She wrote a big old diatribe about Mother’s Day yesterday with two basic points: motherhood isn’t special and we should include all women on this day. Normally the more inclusive route is the high road, but let’s take a closer look. “Mother’s Day celebrates a huge lie about the value of […]


How your handbag can kill your career

March 24, 2015
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I read an interesting article the other day about how women have to earn the right to wear expensive jewelry in the office. I’d love to be all, OMG SEXISM! (because who questions a man’s ability to afford an accessory) but it’s actually on point. The thinking goes something like, if a woman flaunts items that […]


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