One Woman Army is MOVING! Please update links!

May 7, 2007 at 10:52 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You heard it here first. One Woman Army is moving and upgrading…

Please update your links and come to the new location to say hi!

- Artemis.

Friday feminist video blogging

May 4, 2007 at 9:30 pm | Posted in activism | 1 Comment

Dispelling the myths of feminism… I love it. I ought to use this when I do presentations to groups on gender inclusivity when we tackle myths of feminism…

Cool feminist blogging!

May 4, 2007 at 10:40 am | Posted in Blogroll, moi | Leave a comment

A few cool new feminist blogs I’ve just come across! I forsee a weekend of reading coming up….

Girls Can’t WHAT! 

Scholar & Feminist (where Feministing’s Jessica Valenti takes up the pen)

And in other completely frivolous news (as I’m just now having my morning coffee and waking up) – today is the day of Peter Parker and MaryJane! Oh yeah Spiderman 3 hits the big screen today and I am sooooo excited.

I had an interesting conversation a while back with a friend who asked my obsession with Spidey and who insisted on de-genderizing the spider by calling him “SpiderPerson”.

I would love to know what my feminist friends think of that one.

-Artemis.

Where lies the child?

May 4, 2007 at 12:50 am | Posted in choice, moi | Leave a comment

For some reason this has been swirling around in my head as of late, and it keeps rising in my life as a symbol in various places.

I know how adoption is a wonderful thing for many people – I am absolutely fully pro-choice, and that for me means supporting women in whatever she chooses to do – whether it be giving up a child for adoption, having an abortion (clinical or self-medicated), or keeping a baby. It is HER CHOICE, whatever it may be.

Yet for myself, I can’t imagine that I might ever adopt a child as I have such mixed feelings surrounding it. It stems from my mother’s own adoption, and her sisters as well. My grandparents are the most amazing people I know. Summers at their home in rural British Columbia are filled with memories of my grandfather strumming his guitar in the twilight while singing in his lovely mumble and whisper. Or my grandmother, gone now, buying me Harlequin romance novels, playing puzzles and solitaire with me, and teaching me about how to treat yeast infections.

My mother’s multiple issues with adoption had so much more to do with her birth parents than with her adoptive parents – but it was something that caused her turmoil her whole life and so that is why my mixed feelings.

The other day I read a lovely novel by Joanna Trollope talking about adoption issues; then tonight finally watched Grey’s Anatomy where Izzie encountered her own given-away child. I found myself sitting there with tears streaming down my face uncontrollably and I wondered if her reaction was ever mirrored in my mother’s own birth mother.

So many mixed feelings and thoughts.

Carnival of Feminists

May 4, 2007 at 12:38 am | Posted in Carnivals | Leave a comment

The 37th Carnival of Feminists is now up, hosted by KitKat’s Critique.

So curl up with a cup of tea and sit back for some wicked feminist blogging. Everything from posts about the Take Back the Blog blogswarm to activism to violence. I loves me some feminist carnivals!

- Artemis. 

Veto AGAIN?

May 3, 2007 at 11:35 pm | Posted in activism | 1 Comment

How much am I hating George Bush right about now?

The good news: Today the House passed a bill that would add gender and sexual orientation to the categories covered by federal hate crimes law. (Under current federal law, hate crimes are acts of violence against people based on race, religion, color, or national original.)

The bad news: The White House has already had issued a veto threat against the legislation.

WHY OH WHY OH WHY???????

What the frack does GWB have against women and sexual orientation so much?????

If this doesn’t prove that their is still gender and sexual orientation discrimination, I don’t know what does.

Election time cannot come soon enough.

Thursday Thirteen #8 – Book edition

May 2, 2007 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Thursday Thirteen | 13 Comments

Yup, a little simpler this time around… but long hours at work and up late at night have left me exhausted and not so creative. So, with that…

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Thirteen Books on my shelf just waiting to be read!!!1. Red Azalea by Anchee Mann

2. What the Body Remembers – Shauna Singh Baldwin

3. Comfort Women y Nora Okja Keller

4. The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan

5. Hotel Pastis by Peter Mayle

6. Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath by Kate Moses

7. Water Witches by Chris Bojahlian

8. Dropped Threads edited by Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson

9. Map of the World by Jane Hamilton

10. The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart

11. The Bondwoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

12. All My Sisters by Judith Lennox

13. 25 Years of Ms. Magazine

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Things I love

May 2, 2007 at 10:05 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

That a woman is running for the White House – and both does not shy away from feminist issues (hello equal pay!) while also doesn’t care to make it a selling point.

That spring is slowly coming. Flowers everywhere, though still cold temperatures here on the East Coast – the air smells like spring.

bloom_150×150.jpgThe new t-shirt from Empowerment4Women.org that I ordered and just arrived! It is berry pink and so beautiful with a spring-time flower on it!

My sisters – a bit of a sisters night last night turned into some much-needed time to simply talk and rant and charge and laugh.

The stack of new books that I have on my bookshelf, found in a used book sale. Everything from “25 years of Ms. Magazine” to “The Bondwoman’s Narrative”. I don’t even know where to start.

- Artemis

taking the time to learn

May 2, 2007 at 6:01 pm | Posted in paypost | Leave a comment

Now, if I were to actually ever take a golf vacation – I think it’d be best for me to first figure out how to truly, really really play the game.

My Dad has long been a fan of golf course software to help you figure out exactly what you’re doing wrong and what you’re doing right. Of course, he is actually a serious golfer – unlike myself who has played all of one game. I tend to prefer the minigolf course :D But, should I ever decide to really take up golfing like my Dad and all his buddies – golf course software might just be the way to learn how to do things.

I know that golf course software worked well for my stepmom. She was not a golfer until she met my Dad, and slowly through time moved away from golfing only with my Dad to having her own women’s golf groups, trips and friends. A women’s space on the golfcourse, where it has always and so traditionally been a male’s space. New territories and boundaries, and a whole lot of fun.

Maybe… just maybe… :)
- Artemis

This was a paid post

New issue of E4W

May 2, 2007 at 5:38 pm | Posted in activism | Leave a comment

The new issue of Empowerment4Women.org is now up and available :)

Pretty new tshirts, new blogs and a brand-new Sexuality section where you can win an OhMyBod music-powered vibrator!!!!!

Fuuuuuuun!

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