In our moment -- with the contortion of American civic culture at all levels and in so many ways, with the imminent victory of casual but relentless bigotry sustained by a Trump presidency -- no self-respecting citizen, no audience ideal or real for the opera, should be satisfied with this sort of distraction.
As a proud third wave feminist, let me take a moment to dispel that illusion for you right now: Women are not innocent, and anyone who would say that we are is not a feminist; more importantly, we don't have to be innocent.
Evidently, we're still terrified of the (other) F-word.
I will never understand why women don't have the right to write, perform, be, exist, divorce or lead without a man feeling the need to judge, lord and criticize us at every turn only to end the battle against us with 'Oh, and she's very ugly.'
When I'm cuddling in bed with my non-feminist man and discussing what I'm teaching and what I'm learning and what I'm researching, all I see and know is that he loves me -- regardless of what his feminist commitments are.
#WMN goes into the stories for, by and about women. This week, we discuss why we still need feminism, how social media can help change the conversation around domestic violence victims and the Fields Medal's first female winner.
Ultimately, it's time to redefine the word "feminist" and what it actually means. Because the truth is, we all need feminism. Only once being a feminist becomes the norm and not the exception, will we finally be able to make true, structural progress toward gender equality.
If you don't like feminism, don't call yourself a feminist. But I have a hunch that when your brilliant little girl grows up and voices her desire to be president you are not going to tell her she should instead look for a man to open her jars -- you may even encourage her to call herself a feminist.
In an effort to spare everyone the hard work of recreating the wheel next time round, I thought it would be easier to create the Fox News Boy Crisis Cheat Sheet
In May, the Antigones attempted a confrontation with the FEMEN in their Parisian headquarters, which was made impossible