Lucé Tomlin-Brenner

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Try to feel grateful for the feminist fatigue. A lot of people do this work out of sheer survival - the ability to notice your exhaustion and anger and sadness means you have space in your day and in your head, a privilege not afforded to many. So shift your thinking, consider how lucky we are to be having this conversation.

…Spend energy wisely. You already know that your activist energy - be it physical, mental or emotional - is a precious resource. Don’t waste it by talking to brick walls, this will frustrate you and change nothing. Consider doing your work in terms of specific goals. Maybe you can’t take down the patriarchy, but you can change a school policy on sexual assault, get a local pharmacy to carry Plan B, or help a friend. Feminist work is a lot more manageable in small pieces - it allows you ‘wins’ that energize, and chips away at broader structures.

Create something. A blog, a tweet, a zine, a tshirt, a march - have something tangible to scrawl your energy across.

Battling Feminist Burnout, my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)

I really needed this pep talk.

(Source: jessicavalenti)

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The Chrome Clit Awards: Because Gold Men Are Out of Touch

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Chrome Clit Awards where I vibrate with love over the best under appreciated films of the year, and I rub out the films that make me woozy with disdain.

The Chrome Clit Awards are unique in that they acknowledge woman are hiking up their skirts and making films these days. Who knows how they manage to keep their tampon strings from getting tangled up in the gears, or how they can focus on getting a good tight angle when DSW is having a sale on ahmazing boots (so cute). Whether they’ve prayed to some lesbian pagan goddess or they’re just paying regular dues to Feminazi International, woman have somehow managed to become successful filmmakers, and the Chrome Clits think that deserves some recognition.

While the Chrome Clits puts an emphasis on honoring films with women at the helm, whether they are acting, writing, directing or have accomplished the almighty trifecta, the Clits are also rooting for those lovable movie men, despite their all around dudeliness in storytelling and/or their acceptance into the Hollywood cool club. Because when the credits roll, all the Clits are thinking about is whether they enjoyed the climax, or in the case of The Master, whether the exceptional experience made up for the lack of release.

The Clits watched 64 films that were released or distributed in America in 2012 and loved half of them. Before we honor those celluloid heroes, I’d like to note the films I was not able to see, although I wanted to, so they were not in the final running.

The Clits Missed Out:
About Cherry, Cabin in the Woods, Chronicle, The Color Wheel, The Comedy, Detropia, End of Watch, Farewell My Queen, Haywire, Holy Motors, How To Survive a Plague, The Imposter, Jack and Diane, Keep the Lights On, Kid With a Bike, Klown, Last Quartet, Life of Pi, Les Mis, Little Birds, Loneliest Planet, Middle of Nowhere, Nobody Walks, On the Road, Only the Young, The Oranges, Oslo August 31st, Pink Ribbon Inc, Premium Rush, Return, Robot & Frank, Save the Date, Sister, Skyfall, Smashed, Starlet, This Is Not a Film, Where Do We Go Now?, Wreck It Ralph, Wuthering Heights, Zero Dark Thirty

Because The Clits is an alternative to The Oscars, celebrating the ignored yet brilliant films made by ladies and oddball men, I’m not spending much time talking about the films nominated for Best Picture because they are already getting mega exposure. That being said here are the top three titles that please The Clits, and tonight we should be rooting for them to win everything, but they won’t: Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Silver Linings Playbook.

Now, Without Further Ado, The Nominees, Losers & Winners!

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Jen Kirkman - comedian: Book Riot Review!


Tank you Rebecca Joines Schinsky of Book Riot for the kind words!


“I Can Barely Take Care of Myself by Jen Kirkman (Simon & Schuster, April 16)–I dove into this as soon as it arrived a couple weeks ago and have been…

So excited to read this book by one of my favorite comedians on the oppressively taboo topic of living child-free by choice.

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The new trend in "vaginal rejuvenations" is The Barbie, in which women remove their inner labia ENTIRELY



Part two of the investigation is here.

You know what really rejuvenates a vagina? Having a person (or people) kiss, lick, pull, suck, finger, rub the labia. The genitals. The sex parts. YOUR LABIA IS ON YOUR VAGINA’S SIDE. They work together! Don’t snip the Rhoda! She makes your Mary even more enjoyable!

(Source: jessicavalenti)

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