Author Archives: Megan E. King

About Megan E. King

Supahfat, queerfabulous, feminist, writerly-type. Cat person. Loves dirty bass lines.

Nancy Upton: The Next BIG Pain in American Apparel’s Sexist Ass

Have you been living under a rock, or something?  No?  Well, then you’ve surely heard about American Apparel vs. Nancy Upton.  On the off-chance that you haven’t, here’s a brief rundown of what happened: American Apparel, in “celebration” (?) of … Continue reading

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What is a Body Supposed to Look Like?

I just had an OMG moment when I was going through Google Reader.  I have OMG moments fairly often when I’m reading Sociological Images, but this article in particular really spoke to me, and this excerpt was especially enlightening: Think … Continue reading

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The Rape of Sookie Stackhouse (Redux)

Trigger warning for descriptions of fictional rape.  Spoiler warning… for spoilers. A few days ago, Eld and I had a Tumblr exchange about bad books we feel compelled to finish, even though they’re bad, which was precipitated by my stating that … Continue reading

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On Self-Care

I’ve been feeling this for a while now – a sort of restlessness, a dissatisfaction with what my life currently is.  Oh, there are a plethora of reasons for it, but then I came across this blog post by Autumn at … Continue reading

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Heads Up! Sound Opinions Riot Grrrl Special

Just a quick note – Sound Opinions happens to be one of my favorite podcasts (not least because I don’t listen to radio proper, so this is pretty much the only exposure I get to new music – sad, I … Continue reading

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Teaching Our Kids to Internalize Misogyny – The Earlier the Better!

I’m not going to lie – the image to the left creeps me the hell out.  It might be due to the fact that I have so many regrets about my own childhood that I feel like kids should be … Continue reading

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Laughter is the Best Medicine (aside from NyQuil, which is actually the best medicine)

Things have been pretty hot and heavy thus far on Orange the Brave.  We’ve talked about serious stuff like rape culture, privacy, and our newest blogger, heavyaura, has made her OtB debut with a really moving piece that I’m just … Continue reading

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#nymwars and Your Freedom Online

Have you gotten your invite for Google+ yet?  It’s the new thing in social networking!  It’s like, almost exactly like Facebook!  But it has Angry Birds, and it doesn’t have stinky Farmville, and I personally find it more visually pleasing … Continue reading

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Quick Hit: “Loving My Body Almost Killed Me”

Trigger warning for disordered eating In a classic case of “there’s two sides to every story,” a pretty visible FA personality called Jess Weiner wrote this thing for Glamour which is literally titled “Jess Weiner’s Weight Struggle: ‘Loving My Body Nearly … Continue reading

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How Feminism Made Me Myself

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away (Montana), I was kind of cool.  No, I’m serious.  I wasn’t popular in high school, but I wasn’t unpopular, either.  I remember vaguely a friend giggling at me because she … Continue reading

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