Author Archive | Rebekah Kuschmider

The Feminist Toy Box

So, I ordered a set of Disney princess dress up clothes for my daughter. I hesitated over the image on my phone screen for a while, wondering about the implications of a feminist mother purchasing princess gear – Disney princess gear, no less – for her daughter. I began justifying it all in my mind. My […]

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Catcall: A Play in One Act

Scene: A city street. A woman walks along. A shout from a male voice. The woman’s heart begins to race and her neck and face flush. Her shoulders tighten and her palms sweat. Her pace quickens involuntarily and her eyes dart to find the source of the shout. Voice-over of woman’s thoughts: Shit. Is he […]

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Dances with Trolls, Twitter Style

So. I like to tweet a lot. When something is pressing on my mind and I don’t have the time or concentration to compose a full blog post (which is nearly aways these days), I go on Twitter and fire off a few 140-character mini-monologues. Often I tweet about issues related to gun safety and […]

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25 Ways To End The Shutdown

We’re wrapping up day 9 of the Great Government Shutdown of 2013 and everyone’s patience is wearing reeeeaaallllyyyy thin. My Facebook feed is a litany of restless furloughed workers who are alternately taking on strange household projects and irritating their spouses. They are NOT doing the work of the American people and they are angry […]

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Dear Barilla: Alienating Gays Is A Terrible Marketing Move

The internet is all abuzz with word that the CEO of Italian pasta maker Barilla isn’t planning on featuring any gay people in their ads: “We have a slightly different culture,” Barilla said, per a Huffington Post translation of the interview. “For us, the ‘sacral family’ remains one of the company’s core values. Our family […]

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