More Body Talk

A/n: an adaptation of this article was originally published on Not Another Wave in January 2011. There’s a lot of publicity given to the “majority” culture pressure that is put…

Skinnymania

Ah, 2012: a new year filled with hope for new prosperity, new opportunities, new peace, and, in the US, a new me/you/us. The tradition of establishing resolutions for the next…

Romancing off the Beaten Path – in Paris

Of all the cities that have international reputations, Paris is probably one of the most renowned. Lauded for its cheese, wine, fashion, and romance, it’s very easy to plan a…

(super)human rights

Recently, the following video has been running rampant all over the Internet:   I’m going to start by acknowledging how important what Mr. Wahls did is. Speaking up for your…

In memoriam

. . .   On this day in 1989, a 25-year-old man named Marc Lépine was angry. He had been rejected yet again from the École Polytechnique, an engineering school…

Family

Thankful

  It’s been a rough several weeks for me over here, though many of the reasons for this are what might condescendingly be called “First-World Problems.” The two extra days…

Allies in the Aftermath, part two

Some of you may have felt a bit “doom and gloom” after my last article– after all, when you look at the general aftermath of a sexual assault, it’s hard…

An original Irish Jack O'Lantern

Tá an t-Oíche Shamhna anseo!

Oh, Halloween…a time for tricks, a time for treats, and a time for dressing in as many outrageous outfits as possible. For those of us who grew up in the…

Allies in the Aftermath, part one

After my last post, a Not Another Wave reader asked me what someone can do to support a friend or loved one who’s been sexually assaulted. The question surprised me…

A Feminist Theory of Relativity

For an American woman, I tend to talk a lot about sex. It’s partly my personality, but it’s also my job. As an advocate who works with survivors of domestic…

Redefining Feminism

  Feminism has a very long and convoluted history around the world. It connotes a broad variety of political values and social causes, often differing from one self-proclaimed feminist to…

Caring for the Self

  “Being bored helps us to see the big picture- the picture we are too busy to see in our day-to-day lives.” -Marianne Power In many ways, there’s nothing like…

Stop Gendexing Me!

. . . “By the time I was 12 I was challenging every boy in our neighborhood at running, jumping, everything.” -Wilma Rudolph Dear equipment companies: My name is Erica…