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Blogging While Feminist

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Blogging While Feminist

As a feminist "lady blogger", I've come to realize how much shit we have to put up with--and it doesn't appear to be ending any time soon.  I recently read an article about a rower (and blogger) named Jenn Gibbons. Gibbons set out to complete a solo voyage: the 1,500 mile perimeter of Lake Michigan. From her blog, it states...

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Walkin' After Midnight

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Walkin' After Midnight

Just like that Patsy Cline song, I sometimes find myself "walkin' after midnight"--alone. If you're a woman, this is something you are not supposed to do. Ever. Rape is supposed to get you at night, right? Rape is supposed to come in the form of a stranger leering at you from the bushes. What about rape that doesn't happen that way?

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The Spice Girls: A Personal Initiation into Sex & Sexuality

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The Spice Girls: A Personal Initiation into Sex & Sexuality

The Spice Girls initiated me in to sex and sexuality.

I remember how excited I was when my dad (yes, my dad) bought me the first Spice Girls cd. I opened it and studied the lyrics inside immediately. I gazed at the pretty pictures of Posh, Baby, Sporty, Ginger and Scary. I wanted to be Posh. She seemed sexy, confident, and classy, "V doesn't come for free/She's a real lady."

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