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Samantha Eyler
Samantha Eyler is a freelance American writer, editor, and translator based in Medellín, Colombia. She writes a weekly column on feminism and gender issues at the digital magazine RoleReboot, and has written about politics, immigration, Latin America, and social justice for publications such as NACLA and the New Statesman.

Entries by Samantha Eyler

Hey, Women Against Feminism, Your Privilege Is Showing

(6) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 5:18 PM

So all the media hullaballoo surrounding the Women Against Feminism Facebook and Tumblr pages is rather worrying, isn't it? The wave of snarky responses, ranging from @NoToFeminism to Confused Cats Against Feminism, has done little to quell my own unease at seeing...

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Why Do You Care Who Wears The Pants In My Relationship?

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 5:13 PM

Want to hear a few stories about pants-wearing in relationships? Here's just a few from my recent experience...

Yesterday morning, Medellín, Colombia.

Migs and I are at a stoplight and, like always, a street vendor stops at our car and props some of his wares against our open window. This...

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Three Years After Amy Winehouse Died, I'm Still Thinking About Her

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 12:09 PM

Both times I met Amy Winehouse, it struck me as amazing she hadn't died already. She was 25, and I remember her diminutive, emaciated, beehive-topped body reminding me of Marion Cotillard's version of the 47-year-old Edit Piaf in La Vie en Rose. I was 22, a broke-ass grad...

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Do You Have to Be As Busy As You Say You Are?

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 11:50 AM

My friend's email comes through at 8 a.m. on a Monday: Everyone (well, mostly women) keeps talking about how BUSY they are all the time. It's like suddenly, being "busy" is a badge of honor or something. I just want to scream at them: We're ALL busy! And there's no...

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Do Latin@s Have Better Sex? Are We Even Allowed to Ask That?

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 10:57 AM

The Guardian's feminist columnist Jessica Valenti has to be admired for her chutzpah, even if sometimes her execution is a bit messy. In a recent column, for instance, she tackled a topic that has already gotten me into trouble as a writer currently trying to straddle the two...

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Why I Had to Lose My Religion Before I Could Support Gender Equality

(154) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 12:53 PM

At 17, I lost my religion. Today, at 27, I want my faith back, but I can't find it again.

And how I wish I could.

The kind of religion I used to have has been in the news recently after Bill Nye the Science Guy debated the...

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