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Perhaps the first widely read piece I wrote was entitled “Peak Oil is a Women’s Issue” and focused on the ways that an energy decline might affect women. At the time it was written (the earliest version appeared in 2004) the peak oil movement was largely a group of men, mostly geologists, oil men, a…

40 Under 40

I don’t know that I ever announced this on the blog, but I’m off tomorrow to NYC for an event run by CUNY Feminist Press – last fall they named me one of 40 Young Feminist Writers under 40 whose work on food and environmental issues was changing the way people think about women’s issues.…

Today is the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, founded to celebrate the achievements of women. Founded in Europe to advocate for greater participation of women in the public sphere, International Women’s Day focuses heavily on those public sphere accomplishments of women – as political leaders, in education, in activism. Those are important and powerful…

If you haven’t seen this video by Richard Heinberg and the Post Carbon Institute, you should. In a lot of ways it is an excellent summary of the history of fossil fuels, entertainingly and creatively done. In some ways, it is extremely valuable as a basic educational piece. I’m very impressed with the clarity of…

It Is Never Too Early…

I’m the lone female in a house of men – when new housemate Phil moves in next month that will make six guys in my home and well, me. There are assorted female creatures on my farm – to be precise, one dog, two cats, two rabbits, 7 dairy goats, 12 ewes (seasonal) and about…

Poultry is a Feminist Issue?

First of all, may I ask which New York Times editor was responsible for permitting the coinage “femivore” to pass into language. Talk about illiterate (linguistically a “femivore” would be someone who ate women) and uneuphonious – yes, yes, I get that you want to get a Michael Pollan reference in there somehow, but come…