My friends and I have started a website that is going live soon, and we want you to contribute! We are accepting submissions for basically every category ever, but are particularly looking for pieces on the topics of:
If you’ve got a piece you would like to submit, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Blank Mixtape is site where you can find all the things you love in one place. photography, health and fitness from the perspective of people living with chronic illness, current events and news, fiction, crafts, travel, women in IT, Beyond 35, music reviews and interactive media, etc. Like a blank mixtape full of your favorites from different sources, but blended together in a way that makes sense and feels great, we’ve got you covered.
We look forward to hearing from you, working together, and sharing your work.
Posted by Sara on October 23, 2013
Are Halloween Costumes Becoming Hyper-Sexualized or Infantilized?
Are halloween costumes for little girls becoming hyper-sexualized, or are halloween costumes for adult women becoming infantilized? Is ‘sexiness’ defined by the clothes, or by the models pose, tilt of the head, and direction of her eyes? Who does this benefit and who does it harm?
Also, quit calling people slutty and don’t call anything associated with children or childhood slutty because duh duh duh.
Posted by Sara on October 9, 2013
The shitty reporting of the rape of Chris Brown
My latest for Feminspire.com looks at the shitty reporting of the rape of Chris Brown and discusses the exclusion of men as victims within discussions of rape culture.
Posted by Sara on October 8, 2013
In my first piece for bluestockings magazine, I take a brief look at sexual empowerment v. sexual exploitation coming out of third wave feminism, and how the voices and narratives of women who find liberation in ways other than through the appearance or actuality of being constantly sexual available have been drowned out.
Sexual Empowerment or Sexism Rebranded?.
Posted by Sara on September 28, 2013
I got married once and I didn’t change my name. Wanna hear the how and why and what I think about this sexist tradition? Check it out on Feminspire! Hit me up in the comments section over there and let’s talk about it.
Posted by Sara on March 16, 2013
If you identify as a woman, you’ve likely been subtly or overtly conditioned to always be polite, to smile, to take up as small an amount of space as possible, to not impose. And with that, you’ve probably had your boundaries crossed or not respected by a drunk dude at a bar, or a sober dude at a bar looking for drunk women to impose himself upon. It has happened to my friends and it has happened to me, and I can’t fucking stand it. When these situations arise, it can be a challenge to overcome a lifetime of training that teaches us to not offend, especially in a culture that often treats women as objects or public property. I am 31-years-old and I did not start actively putting my needs, wants and boundaries first until I was 30. That’s a lot of time spent trying to wriggle out of uncomfortable situations with excuses, or worse, being stuck in a situation that I felt like I could not extricate myself from. But the thing is, we don’t have to be polite, and it is totally and completely okay for us to state our boundaries and expectations and to demand our space.
Read the rest on Feminspire!
Posted by Sara on March 8, 2013