Tag Archive: feminists

sluts to watch out for

Back in the 1980s, when I was at Barnard, there was a pioneering comic strip we used to read called┬áDykes to Watch Out For. Written and illustrated by Alison Bechdel, the series explored… Continue reading

Italy, no country for women

Italy is one of my favorite places on earth, but not because of the way it treats women. In the late 1980s I spent my days as a student studying in Florence armed… Continue reading

Egypt, Mother of the World

Throughout the Middle East, Egypt is known as “The Mother of the World”: the 6,500-year-old-and-counting birthplace of modern civilization and culture. Throughout Egypt, and across the Middle East, women—the mothers of the world—are… Continue reading