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The Women's Studies Dropout

A blog where feminist friends continue their class discussions

I’m a Housewife

Hi, I'm MT. Nice to meet you.  How do you know the bride and groom? ... Oh, wonderful!  I went to college with the groom. ... What do I do? I'm a housewife. You look confused and uncomfortable. . .... Continue Reading →

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And Another Reason to Love Moana

There are many reasons to love the movie Moana, the 2016 Disney animation about a young Polynesian girl struggling to both heal her island and to realize her full potential.  When watching in theatres, I found myself in tears as... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons Out of 5 Million Why We Should Be Excited About a Woman Doctor

I absolutely refuse to be anything but SUPER PUMPED about Jodie Whittaker being cast as the next regeneration of the Doctor on Doctor Who. I, like perhaps lots of other Whovians, had an inkling that a female doctor might be... Continue Reading →

Wear something dressier than jeans

As L alluded in her previous post, I recently got caught in "the fraught waters of acceptable formal wear."  As a dedicated amateur singer, I cantor for a church on a regular basis and wasn't too surprised when the music... Continue Reading →

What kind of dad are we being sold?

We talk a lot about how femininity is packaged and sold to little girls.  We talk about how beauty and self-value through it is packaged and sold to women.  These days we might even be talking more about how we... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Wonder Woman

I just went to see the new Wonder Woman movie and brought back so many thoughts I couldn't keep myself from writing a post about it.  If you haven't seen the film, you might want to see it before reading... Continue Reading →

Ladies I Love: Sabine Schmitz

As I've mentioned before, the feminist revolution can be daunting sometimes.  The sexism seems too systemic, the misogyny too frightening, and the infighting too viscous.  We start to feel like our contributions can't possibly make a difference.  To beat back... Continue Reading →

Suits & Attitude

Wedding season is fast approaching!  After a short discussion with MT about navigating the fraught waters of acceptable formal wear, I was inspired to share some of my favorite red carpet moments of WOMEN IN SUITS! I like wearing dresses,... Continue Reading →

Conan the Sexist Creep: An Update

Remember Conan Obrien's Clueless Gamer segments?  Remember how I spilled 1,850 words back in June dissecting these segments in damning detail, revealing Conan as a Sexist Creep? Guess what?!  Clueless Gamer was so popular with the gaming community that it's getting... Continue Reading →

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