The Roaring Fire

Originally posted on Beautiful Heart:
The general condition of the Mother-to-be, Is to do as she’s told by the birth constabulary, Indoctrinated into the medical birth model, Where the doctors mollycoddle, No options given or alluded to, the process is accepted And when she is ‘saved’, she feels indebted. But a little conversation can spark something innate,…

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…

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…

Hot Girls Wanted: The Feminist Experiment of Empowerment through Porn Has Failed

Originally posted on ANTHRO FEMINISM :
In the late 1970s and very early 1980s feminism came very close to mainstreaming the idea that porn as an industry is harmful to women. Being anti-porn was a view not maligned in feminist circles, and porn was recognized for the scourge it is: violence against women. Then the 1980s…