Confessions of a Feminist Campaign Finance Reform Activist

For two weeks in January I traversed New Hampshire — the long way — to advocate for campaign finance reform with the New Hampshire Rebellion. It was cold, exhausting, and incredibly successful, but it was yet another reminder that the democracy reform movement has a gender problem. I was one of a relatively small number […]

Feminist Interpretations of Hunter S. Thompson

My new year’s resolution is to seek wisdom in new places. So I wondered: could Hunter S. Thompson help make me a better feminist? I think yes. Before a twenty-year-old Thompson penned some truly insightful ideas about finding meaning in life to his friend Hume Logan in 1958, he cautioned “all advice can only be […]

Theater of Joy

Earlier this year, a friend sent me a video of a small startup theatre company’s interpretation of Four Saints in Three Acts by Gertrude Stein. He called it “theater of joy.” He was right. Four Saints in Three Acts is an opera with absolutely no narrative or pre-written music. To bring it to life, Theater […]

Sex is Not the Solution

Why does everything always have to be about sex? A photographic campaign from the UK features dozens of celebrities posing provocatively to raise awareness about the impact of over-fishing. The appropriately titled Fishlove includes men and women, from former X-Files star Gillian Anderson to French guitarist Thomas Dutronc. It’s been around since 2011, and in […]

Why Theminist?

I started this blog so that I would have a place to write outside of my work, to express the [feminist] part of me that wasn’t feeling properly nurtured elsewhere in my life. At first, I crafted posts almost entirely in reaction to articles I read on Jezebel. Reacting to a website that is so […]