Is environmentalism a feminist issue? Well, it’s hard to argue with the fact that climate change disproportionately affects poor women and children, especially in the Global South. Also, pollution and […]
Author: Brittany Shoot
Sheen Media Frenzy Misses the Point
In late January, when Hollywood leading bad boy Charlie Sheen seemed to be veering off the rails, I wrote that a man with such an obvious history of abusing women […]
Why Charlie Sheen Should Be Bad For Business
Charlie Sheen is just one example of our culture’s readiness to let troubled artists off the hook. It’s time to recognize our collective problem so that we can finally start having honest conversations about abuse, addiction and misogyny in the media, as well as in our private lives.
Resilience in Slums a Lesson For Cynical Western Feminists
Traveling halfway around the world–or in my case, several hours east–can set the expectations for a conference rather high. When my friend and colleague Holly asked me to attend the […]
Global Economics as Feminist Art
Economics tends to make a lot of people I know feel stupid. My circle is largely comprised of activists, artists and writers, with a few political scientists in the mix. […]
Are Women More Aggressive These Days?
For a book that might be mistaken for a treatise on violent women, Maud Lavin’s recent Push Comes to Shove covers territory of another kind: specific case studies of women’s […]