May we remember

Originally posted on Beautiful Heart:
May we remember the ones who can not stay, May we hold tight to those we love, May we shed tears together and howl out our pain May we find solace and support. May we laugh again as we hold our lost ones in our heart, May we feel Joy…

Dear Roxane – An Open Letter on Queer Feminism & Lesbophobia

Originally posted on Sister Outrider:
A brief foreword: this letter was written as an invitation for queer, bisexual, and straight women who call themselves feminist to reflect upon their lesbophobia. ? Dear Roxane, As every woman active in the modern day feminist movement knows, there is a growing schism between queer ideology and sexual politics.…

Not a safe word

Originally posted on language: a feminist guide:
Last weekend a writer named Will Saletan stirred up a hornet’s nest when he tweeted some advice for parents: Teach your daughters to say No firmly, and mean it. Men sense women’s willingness to yield. Make clear you mean business. Like other feminists, I saw this as a…