Most people who follow the news know of a few big things that happened this week: the repeal of DADT (!!!), the Emmys, tax increases for millionaires, fall TV shows starting up…but I want to bring you some of my favorite articles I read this week that you have probably not seen. Check back next week for more!
- What does feminism mean? Posted on Feminists for Choice. I think if the word feminism was more well received today the women’s movement would have a better chance. I agree with the author when she says: ‘I used to think that equality and feminism were “the radical notion that women are people.” I still think that, but my interpretation of feminism has expanded, although the definition is still the same.’ I also like what she says about relationships and housework: “If everyone is equal, everyone in the household should chip in to do the chores. I think that housework should be negotiated. No one should default to doing something simply because “that’s what men do,” or “that’s what women do.” If one partner is a good cook, it makes sense that the other partner should do the dishes.” I always let my boyfriend cook for me but he does enjoy it more. You can be a feminist in the modern world in a heterosexual relationship as long as you find an equal balance.
- Another good feminist read from the Huffington Post: Remember When Liberals Were Feminists?
- This article stood out to me since I am embarking on a volunteer/internship trip to Oaxaca, Mexico in less than 2 weeks. The original article was posted in the SF Chronicle on Aug. 21 but picked up by a blog this week about Mexico being safer than most think. As a new Oakland resident as well, it is easy to see people generalizing about a place based on a few dangerous stories. Anyway, the article says “95% of Mexico’s municipalities are SAFE, at least as safe as the average traveler’s hometown. ”There are Mexican destinations that pose no more risk than Disneyland,” Delsol says. “