Feminist or Not?: A male photographer documents the changing role of the sexes in Spain by photographing men in women’s clothes. The premise could certainly be read as feminist, except that he states on his website that he’s concerned about “men’s sense of loss of reference.” Concerned? Weigh in in the comments!
International Dress: An Indian American woman on proudly dressing in her salwaar kameese and dupatta.
Language Games: A fun romp through the dictionary to learn the origins of some common slurs for women.
Moral Abortion: We love this piece by a rabbi about how his Judaism causes him to see abortion very differently than the Christian right.
To Shave or Not: One woman’s take on the age-old feminist debate.
Lesbian Blues: A charming piece on the queerness of 1920′s blues singers.
Hard to Get?: Why playing “the game” plays into the patriarchy’s hand. And an interesting take on rape culture uses an analogy with banks to turn the tables on guys. On the lighter side, we love this excellently written parody on the “pickup artist” movement.
Women Travelers: Which leads us to this fine perspective on being a solo woman traveler.
Trayvon’s Friend: The star witness for the prosecution fell victim to some tired stereotypes about African-American women. Meanwhile, she has already suffered the devastating impact of being the last person to talk to her friend when he was alive. Crunk Feminist Collective gathers some nice notes in solidarity.