Feminism | Posted by Danielle B on 07/5/2010

Shh, Don’t Say the F-Word

I’m a feminist. Man, that feels good.

I’ve been a feminist all my life but didn’t realize it until a few weeks ago when I checked out a twenty-pound stack of books from the library (everything from Jessica Valenti’s Full Frontal Feminism to Ariel Levy’s Female Chauvinist Pigs). Somewhere along the line something clicked; maybe it wasn’t as glamorous as the whole light-bulb-over-the-head charade, but it was pretty dang life-changing.

My name’s Danielle and I’m your typical high school student. Even though I suffer from over-achiever-itis my friends still know me as the nice, funny one. I believe in honesty, compassion (all of that philosophical mumbo-jumbo) and really try to be someone my parents and friends can be proud of. But sometimes even that feels like a revolutionary act …

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Feminism | Posted by Ashley P on 03/10/2010

Owning Up to My “Number”

the issue of the metaphorical little black book

the issue of the metaphorical little black book

A few days ago, I took a huge step in the self-confidence department. I was reading Jessica Valenti’s Full-Frontal Feminism (a particular favorite of mine) for the fifth time, and her chapter about women’s sexuality made me put down the damn book and go to my desk. Feeling extremely inspired, I sat down with a pen and paper and compiled my list, my “little black book”, so to speak. To some young women, this may not appear to be such a big deal. However, for me personally, writing each person’s name down and totaling the number was my defiant act of courage.

Since my senior year of high school, I have been considerably sexually active. The summer between my high school graduation …

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A Little F'd Up | Posted by Julie Z on 07/19/2009

Today is Sunday…

…and I’m really tired. So here are a bunch of other things to check out while I’m probably sleeping until dinner. Yayyy! 

On Speedboats, Albania’s Sex Trade Could Flare - NY Times

An Interview with Arianna Huffington - Forbes

Q&A with Gloria Steinem – The Seattle Times

Q&A with Jessica Valenti about her new book The Purity Myth – RH Reality Check

’30 Rock’ gets 22 Emmy Nominations (yesss) – LA Times

 
and… 
because I know you’ll all really appreciate this…
Seventeen has an extra-special quiz where you can find out what your accessories say about you.

You. Are. Welcome.

Happy Sunday!

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