Category Thoughts

A lady likes to pee standing up –

After reading Cunt, I want to take more charge of my bodily fluids – change my relationship to my cycle.  She, Inga Muscio, writes of inducing her own abortion using herbs and her mind.  She writes of using moon charts.  She also highlights spending money on women’s products created by women and owned by women. […]

A New-To-Me Blog

Femocracy.net is a blog that is new to me.  Amanda is the authoress who apologizes to no one and is well informed about the topics she discusses.  Her ‘About’ section is as follows: “Femocracy includes commentary about politics, news and the media, with an interest in social issues and civil rights. The site is written […]

Women’s Studies

Many long-time readers may know I have been studying political science for the last two years and am increasingly losing interest in solely studying this field.  My interests are broaden and it seems difficult to bring all those interests together within the confines of quality social science research.  It turns out I just may be […]

Tyler Perry and Ntozake Shange

Turns out Tyler Perry according to Variety (which I thought was a relic of 1950s Hollywood) has been asked to produce the venerable Ntozake Shange’s For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf.  Having been a theatre major in a past life and aching to see myself reflected in my passion I […]

Lady Film Directors

There are so few ladies directing feature films that I feel an obligation to watch in homage to my sister’s future career as a filmmaker.  Of late, there have been Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe, Kathyrn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, and now it seems Jane Campion has a wonderful film to be released in mid-September […]

Revolutionary Love

I was doing my daily reading (see those links on the side of this here blog) and I came across a link to another blog, fem.men.ist.  The writer, Richard, a man who self-identifies as a “dj, producer, writer, activist, feminist, unapologetic straight ally, snuggler, Jamaican New Yorker in Oakland” has just blown open my mind […]

Anjulie

Anjulie is a Canadian pop artist who absorbed M.I.A. and Santigold’s style into her wardrobe.  But, at the same time, people are comparing her to Nelly Furtado, even though parts of her album definitely sound like Corinne Bailey Rae and Norah Jones (by the way, where have they been?!).  Regardless, I really like her music […]

Movies are Made to

inspire us!  Yes, they are.  This is cliche now, but the first time my sister and I saw The Motorcyle Diaries we were overcome by an immsense feeling of goodwill and ambition to contribute.  It was electric, we were so psyched.  To make the experience better, you could feel the theatre’s vibe bringing us all […]

Suede Magazine and its Predecessors

I stumbled upon Suede Magazine at CVS in Amherst, Mass a few years ago.  I remembering bringing it back to my girls and we all clamoured over that magazine.  The love shown was evident in its tattered feathered pages and unraveling binding.  No matter how many times I say it, there are not enough positive images […]

The Coil Review

My sister just returned from London after studying abroad for the semester at Queen Mary University.  She stayed with me for a bit before heading back home to the Bay.  But, I did notice while she was here, her hair was falling out.  Her hair was everywhere every day.  Her hair is a bit resistant […]