Feminist Files: Mandela, PETA, Montreal Massacre, Palin, and protests

I don’t know if we could jam more into the past couple of days. Normally each one of these would get its own post, but since I am but one woman, we’ll just have to make do. RIP Nelson Mandela: What do you say about one of the most influential people of the 20th century?…

Progressive orgs face off over UFC donation and award

Is trouble brewing within the Las Vegas progressive community? According to media reports and sources I’m close to, things aren’t looking so rosy between The Gay and Lesbian Center and folks at the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN). But the question is, why? This kerfuffle stems from news that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)…

Slut Riot: On the intersection of shaming, rape culture, and patriarchy

What a fantastic Sluts Week we’ve been having during our SLUT RIOT! We’ve had intense conversation generated from thought-provoking and sometimes controversial guest posts — here and on Facebook and twitter. We’ve looked at it from different angles. We’ve poked a stick at so much slut-shaming with photos and a Big Slut Riot Music Video.…