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Posts Tagged ‘Alice Wilder’

Teen girls Hollaback! in North Carolina

YARC photo 2014

by Alice Wilder Ten girls are in the center of the room in a tight circle. Hannah, who is facilitating this activity, takes out a slip of paper and reads, “Step in the circle if you’ve cried this week.” Everyone steps inside the circle: the seven girls of Youth Against Rape Culture (YARC) and their [...]

Redefining Realness: an interview with Janet Mock

Redefining Realness

by Alice Wilder If you know anything about Janet Mock, you’re already 99% sure that her new memoir, Redefining Realness, is phenomenal. You might know her from her appearances on the Melissa Harris-Perry show, from her awesome Twitter presence, or her landmark piece in Marie Claire. You may have heard of her Storygiving campaign, which [...]

“Do”-ing It Right!

By Alice Wilder This summer, there was a movie in theaters all over the country that featured a young woman telling a guy that she wants to be on top during sex because “it increases her chances of orgasm by 40%.” It was called The To-Do List, and that scene alone made it feel miraculous [...]

Filibusters, Moral Mondays, and Channelled Rage

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by Alice Wilder Being a feminist in the south often means being largely in the minority. It means expecting restrictive legislation with every new legislative session. This summer though, it also means that you might find yourself on a lawn with thousands of protesters. It means running out of “politicians make crappy doctors” pins in [...]

To Gossip Mags, Regarding Kim Kardashian

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by Alice Wilder To Gossip Mags: We made it! Kim and Kanye just had their daughter, and I think its fair to say that this is pop culture history. Like all great journeys to historical moments, there were some bumps along the way–like the way you treated Kim and her pregnant body. Remember all those [...]

Women’s History Year: May Edition

by Alice Wilder For my May Women’s History Year video I interviewed my sister Coco, who stopped at home on her way to A-Camp, and my friend Dina Badawy. I met Dina at a screening of Miss Representation and we had an immediate connection. Both women have a warm, generous energy and came with wonderful stories. [...]