Tag Archives: #mislabeled

Yo DC! Come drink with us on Tuesday!

10 Jun

We are taking the Mislabeled conversation to new places – happy hour! At a bar! In D.C.! I hope you live there so you can come!

Here are the deets.

Who: Mislabeled writers, and The American Association of University Women (our lovely hosts who hold a monthly D.C. happy hour called Cocktails and Convos).

What: Chocolate! Adult beverages! Good conversation (until the wine kicks in…)!

Where:  Co Co. Sala, a chocolate lounge located near the Verizon Center in Chinatown.

When: Tuesday, June 14th @ 5 to 7:30 PM.

Why: As the editor of Mislabeled, a contributor to AAUW’s blog Dialog, and a lover of many lady blogs, I’m fascinated with the way the Internet opens doors for the women’s issues community to meet, greet, discuss, and make things happen. We can raise awareness of poor media coverage. We can talk with someone who lives in a different country or on a different continent. We can debate what it means to be feminist and how we should talk with each other. But those conversations don’t take place in a vacuum. They are about the real world, and so they (should) have an impact on that world. That’s why real-world events like Cocktails and Convos are just as important as blogs. And that’s why I really, really, really want you to come hang out with all of us on Tuesday.

So please join me, AAUW, and your favorite Mislabeled writers (we are your faves, no?) as we clink glasses, eat chocolate, and make new Facebook friends. Hope to see you there.

This post is brought to you by Rachel, who promises to buy you a drink if you come. Maybe.

Let’s Discuss: Rihanna’s New Video

2 Jun

(via email)

Tara: Have you guys seen this?

[Rihanna’s ‘Man Down’ video ‘inexcusable,’ parent group says – CNN.com]

Here’s the video: 

Dawn: So I watched this yesterday. Honestly, I in no way condone violence, but this is a music video; a piece of performance art that is an interpretation of a musical work. I think it’s powerful.

In the Bad Romance video, Gaga is captured, bid on, and bought for sex by some group of skeezy guys. She burns him crispy with her fire bra thing at the end. I don’t remember a controversy around that?

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The Real Bull Honkey on Campus Sexual Assault

5 Apr

Listen all you crazy loud-mouth feminists: all this jibber jabber about the ‘rape epidemic’ on college campuses in America is total bull honkey invented by a bunch of sluts who are blaming innocent men for women’s deplorable, alcohol-induced self-degradation.

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A stronger label

19 Jan

I’m Kelsey.

I’m another roommate of the critically acclaimed Rachel and Tara. And I’ll be honest. Before I moved into our group house, I didn’t know that people like the Mislabeled writers still actually existed. At least not under the age of 50.

I mean, don’t get me wrong – I think women should have the same rights as men and all that stuff, but really? You’re a feminist? Come on, that’s so 1960’s. Last time I checked I could vote, own property, and earn more than my boyfriend.  So excuse my ignorance.

But after having spent a considerable amount of time talking with my three fiery, feisty, and feminist roommates, I have to admit that I agree with most, if not all, of the beliefs and causes that fall under the category of the “f word.”

So why is it that I still can never see myself embracing, personally claiming, the feminist title?

The truth is, you all are mislabeled. Feminism carries a stigma, and I think it’s time for a brand refresh. Third-wave, schmird-wave; I’m talking something completely new and different here. Let’s start by getting that pesky “fem” prefix out of there; we’re alienating those critical, and I mean critical, male allies!

Next, focus in on the real goal: equality of both genders. No one superior, no one inferior, just different human beings living and working together. And what do you get? Gendequalism! Now, try that one on for size! Kind of a mouth full I’ll admit, but it’s really only four letters longer than feminism, and I have a feeling this is really going to catch on.

So spread the word! You make the buttons, and I’ll make the t-shirts – in men’s and women’s sizes for once.

This post is brought to you by Kelsey. Follow her on Twitter — @kelcoh.

Feminist Feud, Listserv-style

14 Jan

One of my favorite things about living in a group house is the listserv we share, and the subsequent debates with which we entertain ourselves. Recently, one of my roommates emailed a link to Naomi Wolf’s ridiculous remarks on the Assange situation, despite the existence of a separate feminist listserv for the ladies of the house.

One of the guys said something sharp about having our own listserv for these kinds of things. To his credit, he apologized, as you can see below. But I think his apology, while full of good intentions, just goes to show how mislabeled and misunderstood feminism remains. So I wanted to share this conversation with you all.

(You’ll have to click to read the screen shot.)


This post is brought to you in a somewhat anonymous fashion by Tara.

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