Tag Archives: Marriage

What Does A Feminist Mother Look Like? Part 3

Continuing (belatedly) the series in which I answer the ten questions posted at Blue Milk concerning what a feminist mother looks like. Today is Part 3. You can see Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Since Blue Milk’s post went up in 2007 and I have answered the questions over two years, my answers may be a bit skewed. See something inconsistent or that make you go ...

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Dear John, I Love Jane: A Book Review

Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women is a collection of love stories. Most beautiful, some sad, they are in many ways like any love stories – except before the authors found love with women, they had lived with (and often loved) men. In the inspired introduction, editors Candace Walsh and Laura Andre talk about what makes the women in ...

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Growing Up with Domestic Violence: Patrick Stewart and Me

I got a fundraising e-mail from Amnesty International the other day. It was from a celebrity, as so many non-profit fundraising e-mails are. But this one really made me stop and look. It was from actor Patrick Stewart and it was about supporting Amnesty International’s campaign concerning violence against women. He wrote: I know too much about violence against women – as a child ...

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Marriage Equality In Ireland

With thanks to @thecurvature, I bring you an extraordinary video by an organization called Marriage Equality, an Irish organization working to support civil marriage for gay and lesbian people.

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More Laughter About the Fear of Gay Marriage

While I am finishing up a blog post on the recent run on rants by middle class white women from New York about why breastfeeding is an anti-feminist plot to keep women down, I am taking a break for some more humor about the fear of gay marriage. An organization called the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is running television ...

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Divorcing Gay Couples in California

I am not a huge fan of marriage.  Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that I am not romantic about it.  It could be my family history – a long line of divorces stretching back to my great-grandparents.  It could be my understanding as a lawyer and an educated feminist that the legal history of marriage has ...

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