About Me

Mary is utterly bonkers and a failed attempt at a real life cartoon. Despite this, she delights in thinking about politics, feminism and pretty much everything that crosses her mind and represents a challenge.

She’s the odd combination of a childish, pink-kitty lover, loony toon, scientist, artist, feminist and leftist.

She has only recently been made aware of the disadvantages of being a non-homosexual feminist. As a result, she currently finds herself in the never-ending, too frustrating, no-hope search for a man who is willing to consider himself a feminist. (Note that she doesn’t mention the required fact that said man actually falls in love with her. She’s well aware that’s just way too improbable.)

If you want to know more about her, just ask nicely.  

And she’s just got herself a nice e-mail address where you can contact her!

beyondfeminism at Gmail


22 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    amphibious said,

    I’ve only just found your blog (you’d commented on the same thread at Hoyden and seemed to be of similar views) and in rushing down your site I commented on Porn & Cruelty but only noticed some time afterwards that it was from June so the reference to Krudd’s stripclub visit is anachronistic.
    However it also struck me as odd that your posts had garnered so few comments. I despair sometimes of the times.

  2. 2

    […] this post from Mary at Beyond Feminism. I’ve read Mary’s about page, and she immediately struck me as a very likable human being. I can relate to being bonkers. I […]

  3. 3

    Sílvia said,

    hola trasto…qué demonios haces aquí despotricando eee?

  4. 4

    Rogue said,

    I love you’re cartoons/drawings. If I credit you is it ok to use them on my blog?

  5. 5

    Mary Tracy9 said,

    Sure! Just drop me a link/comment to show me what you’ve done with them 😉

  6. 6

    Lianne said,


    i am very interested on your views towards feminism and the media, please visit my blog, I would love to know your views in relation to mine!

  7. 7

    Lisa said,

    Dear Mary,

    Your blog is great! Is there an email address at which I would be able to contact you? Thanks!


  8. 8

    Mary Tracy9 said,

    Hi Lisa

    Sure you can! My e-mail address is marytracy9 (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk.

  9. 9

    Rogue said,

    Hiya again, just to let you know I used your madonna cartoon in an artical I wrote. Heres the addy: http://femefatal.wordpress.com/2008/06/08/is-there-really-such-a-thing-as-ladies-against-feminism/

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    Lara said,

    Hey, I didn’t want to interrupt commenting themes at your other blog posts, so, here, I invite you to my new blog I just created:


    It’s barely a day old, so I only have one blog post on there. But I should be adding new posts every three days. 🙂

  11. 11

    Maggie Hays said,


    I may have made a mistake. I apologize.

    I left you a new response on my blog.

    I’m so sorry… I was confused. 😦

  12. 12

    Maggie Hays said,

    Marytracy9, sorry I thought you were Mary Sunshine. Sorry, I’m mistaken. What a goof!

  13. 13

    Lara said,

    Hey MaryTracy, can I add you to my blogroll? Thanks!

  14. 14

    Mary Tracy9 said,

    Sure you can, Lara! Can I add you to mine?

    Maggie, I’ve just read your comment and I have no idea what you are talking about. I am the one who is confused 😛

  15. 15

    Lara said,

    Yes you can MaryTracy 😉 Thanks!

  16. 16

    Rogue said,

    Hi, Mary Tracy I have a favour I would like to ask as part of the organisation im with. Is there any chance I can have your email so I can ask you through that? heres mine: d.diciacca@guild.bham.ac.uk

  17. 17

    marytracy9 said,

    Hi Rogue. Sure you can ask me. My e-mail (which was just a couple of comments above yours) is marytracy9 (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk.

    EDIT: new e-mail address: beyondfeminism at Gmail

  18. 18

    Katina Leila said,

    i’ve really come to like your blog, you know something to relate to, check my blog out! It’s only been up for a day so hand tight!

  19. 19

    Maggie Hays said,

    Hi, Mary Tracy, I sent you and email, btw.

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    Jenny said,

    Hi Mary,

    I am a new reader to your site and am happy to find a place where I can proudly call myself a feminist without the snickering from men and without the eye-rolls from “liberated” women when they find out that I think stripping, prostitution, and pornography are degrading.


  21. 21

    TwissB said,

    Hello, Mary Tracy9 – (I can’t figure out your personal email address)

    Since your blog posts show you to be one who reasons closely and references British politics, I am guessing that the classifications of primary, secondary, and tertiary sex discrimination, although original with me, relate directly to the U. S. Constitutional framework and are odd to one used to British law’s way of working with its own mysterious Constitution.

    The great American Family Secret is that there is – deliberately – nothing in the United States Constitution to allow for women the guarantee of equal protection of the law that all American men receive as a 14th Amendment (1868) constitutional birthright. And no one really speaks of it, except Supreme Court Justice Scalia who is just mean enough to tell the truth as he recently did (see Google). Pundits nervously covered it up with verbiage as quickly as possible.

    Laws prohibiting sex discrimination have no constitutional foundation and can be enforced fully, partially, or not at all on any old pretext, if it is to men’s advantage to do so. In rare cases when men get inadvertently disadvantaged, they generally find courts sympathetic and quick to remedy it or, as in the case of gay men, they bring a 14th Amendment claim of denial of equal protection of the law.

    Rather than rewrite my web site here, I’ll just refer you to it and suggest that you look at how Abigail Adams was snarkily answered from one of our revered Founding Fathers and drafters of the Constitution when she asked her husband for a guarantee of equal protection of the law for women. Note also my favorite resolution from the 1848 Seneca Falls (first) Women’s Meeting (index page) Like John Adams’s answer, it holds true today for American women, but they are constrained to deal ineffectually with a welter of issues with no way of focusing on those most responsible for their subordinated status quo.

    I really appreciate your questions on the IBTP blog, but am responding directly to you lest I take up too much space at IBTP. Besides, I am enjoying seeing participants expanding on the ideas I proposed.


    Twiss Butler
    Alexandria, Virginia, USA

  22. 22

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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