Feminist Files: No Damsels in Distress here

Real women save themselves: Did you catch the interview of Sigourney Weaver on NPR in which she declares that she doesn’t buy into the idea of the damsel in distress. “When I look around the world, I don’t see too many damsels in distress. If they’re a damsel in distress, they’re manipulating some guy to…

Body image: Body love

Inspired by the #LoveYourBody tweet chat coming up today (1pm Pacific), I wanted to share this classic Siren post on body image that I wrote for the Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival back in October: Today is Love Your Body Day, an event designed to remind us about the power of negative energy and…

Going with the flow

Earlier tonight I was in a room filled with women who were all talking about one thing: menstruation. Sounds like every guy’s worst nightmare, right? Well actually, it was by turns funny, insightful, inspiring, and frustrating. And no men were hurt in the process. See? We come in peace. Or rather, we menstruate in peace.…