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  • Florida Supreme Court Recognizes Anti-Discrimination Protections for Pregnant Workers

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    Feminist Newswire
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Florida State Supreme Court ruled last week that pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex discrimination under Florida employment law. via Shutterstock The 6-1 decision allows Peguy Delva to proceed with her lawsuit against her employer, real estate developer Continental Group. Delva alleged that her employer, real estate developer Continental Group, denied her extra shifts after she became pregnant and failed to reschedule her to work after maternity leave. A lower court dismissed Delva’s case, finding that the Florida Civil Rights Act did not extend to discrimination in…
  • In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

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    Sarah Mirk
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which Spider-Man defends America's youth from misleading sex education. read more
  • Vermont Law Makes It Official: GMO Food Must Be Labeled

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    jon
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:23 am
    (Image: vtrighttoknowgmos.org)Vermont is being hailed as a national leader following its passage of a law requiring foods that contain genetically-modified food to be labeled, the first "no-strings-attached" legislation passed in the United States. read more
  • When You Shop, Try to Leave Out All the Slavery

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    Diana Mao
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    As consumers, we shouldn't need tragedies like last year's factory collapse in Bangladesh to wake us up and realize that what we buy matters. Nomi, the group I cofounded, helps you join the positive ripple effect of women leaving sex traffic and forging better lives.
  • My Son Interviewed Michelle Obama and Yes, She Was All That And A Bag of Chips

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    Stacy Morrison
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    Yesterday, my son was part of a gaggle of reporters—seven children between the ages of six and 12—who had the amazing opportunity to interview Michelle Obama in the White House. The special event was just one part of the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. Outside, it was all bright, colorful chaos—but inside, the kid reporters waiting for the First Lady were laser-focused, going over the questions they'd prepared in advance … and taking in the centuries of history displayed on the walls around them. In theory, my 10-year-old son, Zack, should be writing…
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  • Florida Supreme Court Recognizes Anti-Discrimination Protections for Pregnant Workers

    Feminist Newswire
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Florida State Supreme Court ruled last week that pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex discrimination under Florida employment law. via Shutterstock The 6-1 decision allows Peguy Delva to proceed with her lawsuit against her employer, real estate developer Continental Group. Delva alleged that her employer, real estate developer Continental Group, denied her extra shifts after she became pregnant and failed to reschedule her to work after maternity leave. A lower court dismissed Delva’s case, finding that the Florida Civil Rights Act did not extend to discrimination in…
  • US Ranks 16th in 2014 Social Progress Index

    Feminist Newswire
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    The Social Progress Imperative recently released its 2014 Social Progress Index, ranking the United States in 16th place among 132 countries. Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, a Republican who led the report team, told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that he was surprised by the ranking. “I think this was not the picture of America that I think many of us Americans have,” said Porter. The United States ranked particularly low in health and wellness, coming in at 70th place, and ecosystem sustainability, 69th place. In the category of access to basic knowledge, the US…
  • Alaska Governor Signs Law Restricting Definition of Medically Necessary Abortions

    Feminist Newswire
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Alaskan Governor Sean Parnell signed a bill last week limiting which abortions can be labeled medically necessary by a doctor and therefore covered by Medicaid under the federal Hyde Amendment. The original bill included provisions for family planning services, but the state House removed them. via Shutterstock SB 49 requires doctors to select a reason that the procedure is medically necessary from an approved list of 21 reasons. The list includes threat to the life or physical health of a patient, but does not include anything about mental health. Anchorage Senator Hollis French expects…
  • Arizona Governor Signs Bill Allowing Suprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

    Feminist Newswire
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill into law last week allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without a warrant. via HB 2284 repeals an Arizona law that requires a judge to give approval for inspections of abortion clinics. Department of Health Services officials will now be able to inspect any clinic during business hours, even without reasonable cause. Activists are concerned the law will put the state’s nine clinics at risk of abuse by anti-abortion legislators. “House Bill 2284 does nothing but open the door to provider and…
  • Dartmouth President Calls For Changes In Wake of Federal Sexual Assault Investigation

    Feminist Newswire
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon gave a powerful speech Wednesday night calling for significant changes on campus in light of its high rates of sexual assault, high-risk drinking, and discriminatory social scene. via Shutterstock “Darmouth’s promise is being hijacked by high-risk and harmful behaviors, behaviors that are hurting too many of our students, dividing us as a community and distracting from our important work of teaching and learning,” Hanlon said. “From dangerous levels of drinking, to sexual assaults, disgusting and sometimes threatening insults…
 
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  • In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

    Sarah Mirk
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which Spider-Man defends America's youth from misleading sex education. read more
  • Fans Will Savor Aptly-Named New Kelis Album: "Food."

    Mali D. Collins
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    At SXSW this year, Kelis dished up tasty meals from her own food truck. This week, fans can savor her new album. (photo via)   read more
  • On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

    Sarah Mirk
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    Here's all the news on our radar today:  • The New York Police Department tried to launch a feel-good hashtag called #MyNYPD where people could tweet cute photos of themselves with officers. Very quickly, hundreds of people began adding photos of police brutality and stop-and-frisk searches. [AlJazeera]  read more
  • Newsstands Ban Magazine Cover Featuring a Breastfeeding Mom

    Sarah Mirk
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Long-running alternative parenting magazine Hip Mama just re-launched its print edition this spring and it’s already making waves. The cover of its 55th issue was banned from Facebook and newsstands. read more
  • Oh Joy Sex Toy: Battery-Powered Finger Vibrators

    Erika Moen
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Each week, artist Erika Moen explores some aspect of sex and reports back on the result for her illustrated column, Oh Joy Sex Toy. This week, Erika gets handed an interesting task: a set of vibrators you wear on your fingers.  read more
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  • Vermont Law Makes It Official: GMO Food Must Be Labeled

    jon
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:23 am
    (Image: vtrighttoknowgmos.org)Vermont is being hailed as a national leader following its passage of a law requiring foods that contain genetically-modified food to be labeled, the first "no-strings-attached" legislation passed in the United States. read more
  • Unless Defeated, New FCC Rules Will Put 'Stake in Internet's Heart'

    jon
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    (Image: Free Press)Defenders of an open, innovative and fair internet are up in arms Thursday after learning the Federal Communications Commission is about to issue new rule proposals that will kill the online principle known as "net neutrality." read more
  • Error... Error: NYT Retracts Ukraine/Russian-Photo Scoop

    jon
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Two days after the New York Times led its editions with a one-sided article about photos supposedly proving that Russian special forces were behind the popular uprisings in eastern Ukraine, the Times published what you might call a modified, limited retraction. read more
  • Family Wins Fracking Suit in Legal Blow to Industry

    lauren
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Lisa Parr and her daughter Emma pictured in 2011. On Tuesday the family was vindicated when a jury found a fracking company guilty of causing damages to the family's health and home. (Screenshot: Fox 4)In what is being called a legal blow to the fracking industry, on Tuesday a Texas family was awarded $3 million in the first ever verdict to be handed down over the negative health impacts of fracking. read more
  • Suit Charges FBI Used No-Fly List as Retribution Against Muslim Men

    Sarah Lazare
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    Muslim rights groups at Foley Square on February 3, 2011 protesting NYPD surveillance of Muslims in the city. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC) Four Muslim-American men filed a lawsuit against the FBI on Tuesday, charging that the bureau placed them on the "no-fly list" in retaliation for their refusal to inform on their communities and then denied them the chance to clear their names. read more
 
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  • When You Shop, Try to Leave Out All the Slavery

    Diana Mao
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    As consumers, we shouldn't need tragedies like last year's factory collapse in Bangladesh to wake us up and realize that what we buy matters. Nomi, the group I cofounded, helps you join the positive ripple effect of women leaving sex traffic and forging better lives.
  • Video Going Viral Tells Men the 'Rapist is You'

    Hajer Naili
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    Most rapes are committed by men who know their victims, a fact at the heart of this April 20 video by the young cultural provocateur Yousef Erakat. He made the video to keep a promise to a fan, a rape survivor attacked by her own cousin during her 13th birthday party.
  • Female College Grads Enter Lifetime of Wage Gaps

    Reem Zubaidi
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Employers can be expected to lowball women on starting pay, says a salary negotiator. That begins a wage gap for the college-educated that widens over time and leaves a woman accumulating a $1 million deficit. Third story in the Bias Price series.
  • Grandma Gatewood Becomes Trailblazer for U.S. Hikers

    Ben Montgomery
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    At 67, the mother of 11 and grandmother of 23 became the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail solo, a pioneer for hikers and backpackers, says Ben Montgomery in this excerpt from "Grandma Gatewood's Walk." Four years later, she hiked the Oregon Trail.
  • Working Women Increase GDP; Female Vets Face Strain

    WeNews staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Women's wages have dramatically increased the U.S. gross domestic product over the past three decades by the trillions. Also this week, female veterans experience more difficulties than men when returning to civilian life.
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  • My Son Interviewed Michelle Obama and Yes, She Was All That And A Bag of Chips

    Stacy Morrison
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    Yesterday, my son was part of a gaggle of reporters—seven children between the ages of six and 12—who had the amazing opportunity to interview Michelle Obama in the White House. The special event was just one part of the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. Outside, it was all bright, colorful chaos—but inside, the kid reporters waiting for the First Lady were laser-focused, going over the questions they'd prepared in advance … and taking in the centuries of history displayed on the walls around them. In theory, my 10-year-old son, Zack, should be writing…
  • Mommy's Daily Scorecard: 5 Key Performance Indicators I Suck At

    Pecked2DeathByChckns
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    If you've spent any time in corporate America, you may have heard the buzz word Key Performance Indicator or KPI, which is a fancy way for statistical types to measure the overall success of an organization. Fun stuff right? Today I am identifying KPIs that are most important in evaluating my performance as Mommy. I believe this will give me better insight into the performance initiatives that will help me improve. (Insert sarcasm here.) KPIs are often presented to management in the form of a balanced scorecard, a structured report that managers can use to bore themselves into an…
  • "You Have Dense Breasts": This Information May Save Your Life

    Claudias122
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, I was told by the mammography radiologist that I had dense breasts.  This was the first time I had ever heard this, and I'd been getting mammograms for 10 years. In fact, I had never heard of dense breasts before and asked him what he meant.  He explained "Your breasts are really dense and so the mammogram isn't able to see if there are any other lumps or suspicious areas in them."  I pressed for more information and he then explained that when breast tissue is dense, it's more fibrous instead of fatty which makes it very…
  • How Much Do Braces Really Cost? I'll Tell You.

    Jessica Rachel O
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    When the twins were six, we started talking about whether or not they'd need braces. It was an interesting topic for me, because I've never had them. I was excited. By the time they were nine, we knew the direction we were headed in, so I called a few orthodontists in Texas to get an idea of the process and cost. Here's what I didn't expect to find out—it's a secret. It's like Fight Club. Seriously.I actually said to one receptionist, "Just tell me this ... are we looking at $2,000 per kid or $10,000 per kid? Ballpark the norm for me, sister." Nothing. OB-GYNs can. Dentists can, why not…
  • It's Been 26 Years but I'm Still a Drunk

    PurpleClover
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Although it’s been 26 years since my last drink, I am no less a drunk. The passage of time does not diminish this fact. In a strange paradox known only to alcoholics, the years actually fuel the denial that whispers to us, “I really wasn’t that bad.” The day I put the cork in the bottle of white wine for the final time, I thought my life was over. I would never laugh again, never go to another party, never tell another joke or have another good time. Image: ell brown Life was going to be one long dental appointment, and just a matter of time before I died from the pain and boredom of…
 
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  • The shamanic wound

    Jennifer Armstrong
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:59 am
    The meaning of the shamanic wound -- or what Bataille terms "impalement" -- is that it forces a break with the biological as the principle of structuring reality.  Shamans don't care for progeneration, as a rule.But looked at from the other direction, allowing one's life to be driven by organic, biological principles feeds into a determinism not unlike that which afflicts dead matter.  After all, the human life cycle is predictable and, in a deadening and deadly sense, rather normative.To break with the structure of biological determinism releases energy.  The deterministic…
  • Modalities of sacrifice

    Jennifer Armstrong
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:33 am
    APES IN CAPES!
  • Subjectivity

    Jennifer Armstrong
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    To me, subjectivity has always much to do with the development of one's sense of beauty, line, harmony.   I do not see it as the same as having an opinion.   No doubt about it, I have always been late in having opinions anyway, because they seemed rather ugly, crude excrescences, without any explicable rhyme or reason.  They were simply there.  And they mostly belonged to other people.  And I had to deal with them.   But mostly they got in the way of my attempt to see the underlying connections between things.   There were structural connections and there…
  • "Blood debt"

    Jennifer Armstrong
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:08 pm
    APES IN CAPES!
  • Don’t fight yourself

    Jennifer Armstrong
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:45 pm
    APES IN CAPES!
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  • David Choe totally hates rapists, is only guilty of bad storytelling

    Caperton
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:51 pm
    [Strong, strong trigger warning for rape] In the March 10 episode of his podcast, graffiti artist David Choe — he who has gained a degree of fame for murals in the Facebook offices and a portrait of President Obama, among other works — recounted in lurid and self-satisfied detail his activities of the night before, in which he raped his masseuse at a massage parlor. (I only found out about it this weekend via Gawker.) Describing her as “half black, half white — she’s a magic person” with curly hair and large breasts, he talks about encounters in the past in…
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

    Jill
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Promote yourself. Netiquette reminders: Want to recommend someone else’s writing instead? Try the weekly signal-boosting thread. we expect Content Notes as a courtesy to our readers for problematic content in linked posts and/or their comment threads (a habit of posting only triggering/disparaging links may annoy the Giraffe (you really don’t want to annoy the Giraffe)) extended discussion of self-promotion links on this thread is counter-productive for the intended signal-boosting -  the idea is for the promoted sites to get more traffic.  If it’s a side-discussion that…
  • The Jameis Winston rape case was criminally mishandled, and it will always matter.

    Caperton
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    Last week, the New York Times provided a breakdown of a breakdown — an accounting of the investigative errors that turned rape allegations against FSU quarterback Jameis Winston into a non-event. I’ll give you a minute to try and contain your shock. Indeed, how convenient it was that Winston was able to make it a year and a Heisman season before the allegations gained any attention. Long enough for him to become a local sports hero and her to become a bitter woman with buyer’s remorse who only decided to take him down after he became someone — the fact that she raised…
  • Weekly Open Thread with Pony and Foal

    tigtog
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Can you handle the cute? There’s more animals with their babies at this tumblr. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week. Can you handle the cute? | via philtippett.tumblr.com Apologies for the belatedness, the gorgeous sun today in Sydney after several weeks of rain was too much, and I went out and left my computer forlorn for most of the day. So, what have you been up to? What would you rather be up to? What’s been awesome/awful? Reading? Watching? Making? Meeting? What has [insert awesome inspiration/fave fansquee/guilty…
  • TODAY’S VLOG | Can Virgins Have Oral Sex?

    Guest Blogger
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    This is the first episode of Sex-Positive Gamer, where we play popular videogames whilst answering your shagging questions. Now your male friends have no excuses for not knowing their sex education (unless they were too busy with Planned Parenthood volunteering). Our adviser is occasional Feministe contributor Echo Zen. From outside, it probably seems we quit the Feministe vlog after just 4 months of vlogging. In actuality, despite scepticism from professors, we’ve been labouring for 4 months behind the scenes to reboot the vlog, brainstorming ways to deliver content with appeal beyond the…
 
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  • April Open Thread

    tigtog
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Some of you really want to see more action here again. But I'm just not sure that I have anything new to say...I've decided therefore that I'll experiment with monthly Open Threads for a while and see what you all come up with.
  • Conference anti-harassment campaigns do work: Three existence proofs from SF&F, atheism/skepticism, and open source

    tigtog
    28 Aug 2013 | 5:00 am
    Guest Post by the Ada Initiative, a not-for-profit organisation supporting women in open technology and culture (originally published at the Ada Initiative blog)
  • One Reason Why False Rape Allegation Statistics Are So High

    tigtog
    25 Aug 2013 | 3:55 pm
    Guest Post by Dana Hunter Men, even good men, believe women lie about rape. There’s this myth that runs amok saying that some enormous proportion of rape accusations are just women lying to get attention, or revenge, or to hide their summer fling from mommy and daddy. And they believe it without question. When male friends toss that grenade at me, I toss it back by asking if they know what the percentage is. “Fifty percent,” they’ll say, or above, depending on which MRAs their stats are coming from. “It’s two to eight percent,” I say, and I need to remember to never do this when…
  • #FF101 Call for Links: On Silencing Campaigns Against Feminists Online

    tigtog
    1 May 2013 | 3:06 pm
    Anything you have bookmarked over the last few years regarding this issue would be useful.
  • Call for Feminism 101 Links V

    tigtog
    9 Feb 2013 | 1:30 pm
    Drop your favourite introductory/clarifying-concept/debunking-factoids feminist posts here! Recent links ideally, but older links that you just keep on sharing are also welcome. Shameless self-promotion is totally OK.
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  • The Countdown to the Jaafari Law Decision

    eren
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    On April 30th the Jaafari Personal Status Law will be voted on in the Iraqi Parliament. The Jaafari Law, as it’s being referred to, has been controversial because it would enable Shia men to marry girls as young as 9 years old. Whereas the legal age for marriage in Iraq is 18 years of age, [Read More...]
  • Book Review: “Normal Calm” by Hend Hegazi

    samya
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    According to statistics provided by RAINN, the United States-based Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, “1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.” The organization further notes that women who have experienced sexual assault are at higher risk for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, [Read More...]
  • Friday Links | April 18, 2014

    anneke
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The predominantly Kurdish southeastern region of Turkey has the highest number of female mayors after the March 30 elections, partly because of a quota for women in the popular pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP). One of the new female mayors in this region is former child bride Berivan Kilic. The controversial draft law in [Read More...]
  • Book Review: I Am the Beggar of the World

    Azra
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Last month, I looked at Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy’s work profiling Afghan women poets particular form of poetry, the landay. Their work, as they presented it in an article on Slate, came across as nuanced and reflective (my own words) of Afghan women’s experiences. I was eager to review their book, I Am the [Read More...]
  • Negotiating Muslim Steampunk

    woodturtle
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This post was originally published at wood turtle. Goggles and gears, corsets adorned with brass and lace brocade, Victorian aesthetics meshed with clockwork, artisans selling creative curios, side show fancies and handmade wares — all came together seamlessly for an imagined moment in time that transformed the historic Gladstone Hotel in Toronto for an annual steampunk [Read More...]
 
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  • Smoke and Mirrors and Women, Oh My

    Guest Blogger
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    by Katherine L. Record Last week, the Supreme Court attracted lots of attention when it heard arguments about whether a corporation can exclude mandatory preventive benefits from its employee health plan, based on a religious objection to certain types of healthcare. This is a tale as old as time; religion has long been the basis for opposition to reproductive (i.e., women’s) health – including the preventive healthcare now in question, contraception. Yet this argument has nothing to do with government infringement on the practice of religion. In fact, the corporation, Hobby Lobby,…
  • Why Contraception is a Health Issue for Everyone

    Rachel
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:34 am
    Photo “ritual” by Monik Markus used under CC BY-2.0 from https://flic.kr/p/8YaubV Some of the media coverage of Tuesday’s arguments before the Supreme Courton the contraception mandate tended to pit women’s rights activists against social conservatives, making contraception seem like a lifestyle choice that only benefits some women — you know, the ones who have sex. What often gets lost in the debate is why contraception is considered a preventive health issue — and why treating it as such is beneficial for everyone. During the healthcare debate, the…
  • Experts Discuss Women’s Health Movement and Healthcare Reform

    Rachel
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:44 pm
    “We are a very rich country, but we have rationed healthcare in a way that is unconscionable.” Judy Norsigian, Our Bodies Ourselves co-founder and executive director, doesn’t hold back in this March 6 discussion on women’s health with Sonia Pressman Fuentes, National Organization for Women (NOW) co-founder. Luz Corcuera, program director of Healthy Start Coalition of Manatee, Fla., hosts the dynamic conversation, which covers the history of the women’s health movement and the founding of Our Bodies Ourselves and NOW, as well as current healthcare issues, the…
  • Teen Voices Magazine is Back, Improving the World for Girls Through Media

    Rachel
    12 Mar 2014 | 7:01 am
    For 25 years, Teen Voices magazine has provided a place for journalism and other writing created by and for teenage girls. This great publication, originally based in Boston, was on the brink of shutting down last year, but Women’s eNews took it under its wing, with plans to build upon its mission of improving the world for female teens through media. The first stories published by the new Teen Voices are now online and tackle diverse issues including recovering from anorexia; why some women wear hijab and others don’t; feeling unworthy; and letters to celebrities as role…
  • Stillbirths and Infant Health Risks Higher in California’s Artificially Conceived Infants

    Guest Blogger
    28 Feb 2014 | 12:02 pm
    by Miriam Zoll A new study published in the Journal of Perinatologyonline has found that in California from 2009-2011 there was a 24- to 27-fold increase in multiple births and significantly higher rates of preterm births, lower birth weights, fetal anomalies and stillbirth among infants born through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) or artificial insemination (AI) compared to babies conceived naturally. The retrospective study was based on 2009-2011 data from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and conducted by researchers from the Loma Linda University…
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  • A Colossus of Nope

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    [Content Note: Racism; language policing.]George Will, a conservative columnist for the Washington Post, has repeatedly gone after President Obama using coded (or not so coded) racist language. In his latest, headlined "Barack Obama, the adolescent president," Will complains bitterly that Obama's rhetorical skills prove that he's "an adolescent."Will is just savvy enough to realize it would be too obvious to call our first black president "a boy."His column opens thus:Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to…
  • Open Thread

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hosted by bagpipes.
  • Question of the Day

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Suggested by Shaker trinity91: "How did you realize you were a feminist/womanist? (I REALLY love hearing other people's stories about this!)"
  • Photo of the Day

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    From the Telegraph's Pictures of the Day for 23 April 2014: Agust Bjarnason took this stunning shot of Seljalandsfoss waterfall at sunset in Iceland. [Agust Bjarnason/HotSpot Media]Lovely.
  • I Get Letters

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    [Content Note: Rape culture.]Recently, after I said for the third or tenth or one biebillionth time "There's no neutral in rape culture," Shaker masculine_lady asked if she could make stickers with that phrase on it, to which of course I agreed.Yesterday, in the mail, I received some of the stickers, because masculine_lady is awesome:I am going to have some fun with those stickers. Watch out dudes who think skeevy bumper stickers are hilarious! Your stickers are about to get STUCK!And because masculine_lady is also hilarious as well as a superhero anti-rape advocate, I received the stickers…
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  • New review: Looking for Light

    Ania Ostrowska
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:52 am
    Looking for Light: Jane Bown, a documentary celebrating life and career of Jane Bown, the Observer's veteran photographer, opens on Friday 25 April, released by Soda Pictures. Bown, who turned 89 recently, started her career in the 1950s and,...
  • Inconspicuous presence behind the camera

    Hayley Ellis Jones
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:50 am
    Hayley Ellis Jones is charmed by a film portrait of Jane Bown, great photographer of even greater modesty
  • Weekly round-up and open thread

    Josephine Tsui
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    Happy long weekend! Here is a list of links we found interesting over the past week. Linking does not necessarily mean endorsement. If you're sensitive to triggers please tread carefully. 1. Malta: Douze Points! First Constitution in Europe to...
  • Weekly round up and open thread

    Jolene Tan
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    New week, new links! As ever, linking isn't endorsement, and some links may contain disturbing content. If we've left anything out, pop it in the comments! Peaches Geldof: Writer and TV Presenter Dies Aged 25 (BBC) 'Manifestly Inadequate': austerity and...
  • New review: Half of a Yellow Sun

    Ania Ostrowska
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The Baileys Women's Fiction Prize shortlist got unveiled earlier this week and Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's third novel Americanah is one of the candidates for the prize. If you have never heard of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, her TEDx...
 
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  • Spring Recipes to Delight Every Table

    wowowow
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    Entrees, salads and desserts to please a crowd. Spring always holds a special place in the year.  The last of the snow, sleet and storms have stopped making way for longer days and the desire to shed heavy winter clothes and meals.  Plates and recipes become lighter and brighter with the hues of colorful vegetables not weighed down by the heavy gravies and sauces of winter dishes. The first vegetables of spring are tender and green with a crisp bite making them perfect for a family gathering, lunch with friends or a change-up to the weekly dinner routine. Spring abounds and so should our…
  • Lily Tomlin Teams with Jane Fonda for Netflix Comedy

    wowowow
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:20 am
    The Unstoppable Lily Tomlin wowOwow’s Lily Tomlin is having a busy year.  First, the surprise announcement that she and her long-time partner (wowOwow’s Jane Wagner) were married on New Year’s Eve. Now, the unexpected and wonderful news that she and Jane Fonda have teamed up to do an original 13-episode series for Netflix next year. Unstoppable Lily! Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to reunite for Netflix sitcom Veteran Hollywood stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will reunite for a new comedy created by Netflix. Tomlin, 74, and Fonda, 76, will play long-time rivals who are brought…
  • Happy Spring – Flowers, Recipes and Spring Cleaning

    wowowow
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:44 am
    Spring has Sprung! Growing up, spring held the promise of warmer days, melting snow, daffodils poking through the soil, lighter dishes and of course… spring cleaning! Happy Spring! First Day Of Spring 2014 Arrives On Thursday, March 20 The first day of spring, which falls on March 20, hints that higher temperatures are not far off. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox (or spring equinox) takes place in March when the sun passes over the celestial equator. This year, the sun will move across the invisible … Read More at Huffington Post How to ensure a boundless…
  • What Makes the Oscars?

    wowowow
    27 Feb 2014 | 2:59 pm
    And the Oscar goes to… What makes the Oscars, well, The Oscars?  It’s the talk of the morning shows and all over the office.  From the list of nominations and predicting who should or will win to the red carpet and Master (or Mistress) of Ceremonies, it is our cultural routine.  A night of glamour, cinematic reflection of the past year and yes, the speeches. Oscars 2014: Complete List of Nominations The surprise of the day came from “Nebraska,” a film that nabbed six Oscar nods. For Best Picture, all the big names made it in as well, including “American…
  • 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

    wowowow
    28 Jan 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Get Ready for Gold The Olympians have been selected by their countries. Travel is being arranged and final practices take place for what has been, for many, a lifetime of preparation. The 2014 Winter Olympics will bring us new faces, 12 new sporting events, and a new view of Russia (formerly the Soviet Union).  At the same time it brings back memories of Peggy Fleming’s performance in 1968, Dorothy Hamill free skate in 1976, speed skater’s Dan Jansen and Bonnie Blair in 1994, and of course The Miracle on Ice in 1980 with the underdog U.S. men’s hockey team beating the…
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  • Quickies: Gaming while male, rare birds, and other sexisms

    Amanda
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    Playing with privilege: The invisible benefits of gaming while male – A checklist. The last item: “Because it was created by a straight white male, this checklist will likely be taken more seriously than if it had been written by virtually any female gamer.” From Veronica. Why I’m a feminist – Laci Green on that shocking f-word. Scientists name top 100 unusual and endangered birds – Lots of weird, cute birds! Another case of sexism in politics – How will Hillary Clinton’s new status as a grandparent affect her political career? Asked no one ever…
  • Quickies: Einstein’s Brain, Space Trash, and Cats Being Cats

    Mary
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    On April 23, 1985, Coca-cola released New Coke. Whether it was a marketing ploy or not, I’m still bummed that I didn’t get to try it! The Tragic Story of How Einstein’s Brain Was Stolen and Wasn’t Even Special – What a weird story. 6 Photos of the Oldest Living Things in the World – On a related note, I really need to clean out my refrigerator. Waste of Space – “135 million pieces of junk are orbiting Earth at 18,000 mph — and U.S. space dominance is in danger of being ripped to shreds.” What Are Cats Thinking? – “Inside the mind…
  • Challenge Accepted: Non-Theistic Explanations for Sacrifice

    Will
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Over at THE WEEK a few days ago, Damon Linker wrote an article titled “Why atheism doesn’t have the upper hand over religion.” In this article, Linker claims to have dealt a coup de grâce to atheism: “The fact is that there are specific human experiences that atheism in any form simply cannot explain or account for. One of those experiences is radical sacrifice—and the feelings it elicits in us.” He goes on to list a few “atheistic” theories like rational choice theory and biological altruism as flawed explanations for radical sacrifice and concludes that the best…
  • No, Meb Keflezighi Was Not the First American to Win the Boston Marathon Since 1983

    Jamie
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you have watched or read any news lately then you know that yesterday at the Boston Marathon Meb Keflezighi was the first American to win since 1983. It’s a momentous occasion and even more meaningful coming after last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. Meb Keflezighi, an Olympic silver medalist in 2004 is almost 39 years old and lost his Nike sponsorship as recently as 2011. Most considered him past his prime and yet he ran an inspired race yesterday to become the first American to win Boston since 1983. We know this because it’s what a lot of headlines are saying. Here’s WTKR News…
  • Quickies: Misogynist geeks, young feminists, and vampirism

    Amanda
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    What are misogynist geeks so afraid of? – “What’s the worst thing that could happen if women were able to write criticisms of the objectification and marginalization of female characters in comic books and video games, all without being silenced and derailed with a bunch of abuse from Dudes With Serious Issues?” From Criticaldragon1177. Phyllis Schlafly gets schooled by a 12-year-old – In response to Schlafly’s assertion that women should be paid less so they can get men. From Buzz Parsec. Cosmos explains why big business is often the foe of science –…
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  • Review: In Your Eyes by Joss Whedon

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Really, Joss? You drop a movie on us on a Monday morning? What was wrong with Saturday night for us old married fans? But I did it, I watched your fabulous, adorable and magical movie.______________________For those who haven't seen my frantic posts on Facebook & Twitter today, Joss Whedon, the genius behind "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" released his latest film on Vimeo. For a mere $5 (less than a tub of popcorn), you can rent the film for 48 hours. So don't rent until you are ready to curl up on the couch or hunker down in your cubical to watch 105 minutes of romance on adrenaline. "In…
  • Stop Parental Notification Advocacy Day (#StopPNA)

    28 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    I reported last summer that Illinois now has a parental notification law being enforced and on my sidebar is a link to resources for minors who need a judicial bypass. But we know that a bypass is not the solution for every minor who is need of abortion care. That is why the ACLU of Illinois and the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health are heading down to Springfield to call for a repeal of this harmful law.#STOPPNA Advocacy Day Thursday, April 3, 2014 Buses leave Chicago at 6amBuses then leave Springfield at 3 pmRegister for the day!  Of course, if you are not in Chicago, get…
  • Time to bowl for abortions!

    26 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    Yes, it's that time of the year again when the Chicago Abortion Fund holds its annual bowl-a-thon! Sadly this year I can't make the actual event, but I'm still fundraising for them. I started the day out waaaaay behind in fundraising, but got a good number of donations to bring my total up to $390. So I'm only $110 from my goal of $500!So I'm hoping that I can count of my readers here to bring me over the finish line!How do you help do that? IT IS EASY! Simply head over to my fundraising page and click donate next to my avatar.I got a $200 donation on my team page & $50 off page, thus the…
  • GIVEAWAY: Flowers in the Attic DVD

    17 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    Oh yes...the recent Lifetime movie depiction of every GenX girl's favorite movie to sneak read is coming to DVD and you can get your very own copy.Did you miss the TV event of the Polar Vortex? Or maybe you watched it with glee and buttered popcorn and want to watch it again? Then you are in luck! Especially since there is a behind-the-scenes featurette. *excellent*My giveways are super easy. No hoops to jump through:DEADLINE: Friday, March 21st at 11 pm Chicago time (CDT)HOW TO ENTER: Just comment on this post and tell me when you first encountered the glory of the  Dollanganger family.
  • CFP: Interrogating Reproductive Loss: Feminist Writings on Abortion, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth

    15 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    CALL FOR PAPERSDemeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection, entitledInterrogating Reproductive Loss: Feminist Writings on Abortion, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth Co-Editors: Emily R.M. Lind & Angie DeveauDeadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2014Deadline for Acceptances: July 1, 2014Deadline for Completed Papers: November 15, 2014Publication Date: Early 2016 Feminist theories of the body, reproduction, and the institution of motherhood typically focus on issues of rights, autonomy, and choice. These themes become increasingly complicated when applied to questions of…
 
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    Kitsch-Slapped

  • The How I Met Your Mother Finale Forgot the Rules About “The One”

    Deanna
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:28 pm
    The How I Met Your Mother finale tossed out the rules of “The One” and traditional Happily Ever After and nailed it by looking like, well, life. Deanna Dahlsad‘s insight: […] No related posts.
  • “Beau-Bait”

    Deanna
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:37 am
    A two-piece “peasant pet” dress by Betty Co-Ed of Hollywood. Vintage ad found in Sing Magazine, June 1948. No related posts.
  • He’ll do anything…

    Deanna
    23 Mar 2014 | 2:27 pm
    He’ll do anything… Even meet his own needs and clean up after his own meal. See on dpoptart.tumblr.com No related posts.
  • The Myth of Gay Affluence

    Deanna
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Despite a commonly held belief that LGBT Americans tend to live it up in classy urban neighborhoods, they struggle with disproportionately high levels of poverty compared to straight people. Deanna […] No related posts.
  • “If I Had A Voice I Would Sing” (Along With The Theme To Vikings on History)

    Deanna
    14 Mar 2014 | 1:43 am
    If you are a fan of Vikings on the History Channel, then you’ve probably fallen in love with the tv show’s theme song. The song’s official title is If I […] No related posts.
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  • I’m Not Pregnant; I Just Ate a Big Brunch (and it’s none of your business)

    Jessica Critcher
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    by Jessica Critcher Allow me to set the scene: It’s springtime in Boston. I have just taken my mother-in-law to brunch at Ferrara’s on Salem street, and we’re riding a trolley to take in the sights. She snaps a few pictures of me and posts them to Facebook. Before we can get from The Garden to The Pru, my brother-in-law’s Army buddy is congratulating us on my pregnancy, based on no information besides the fact that I’m looking kind of fat. I got baby bump-ed. I’m not what most people would consider famous (unless you count that one time Universal Hub wrote a post specifically…
  • B.C. Artist Remembers Rana Plaza Collapse, Urges Action

    Laura Gildner
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    by Laura Gildner Tomorrow (April 24) is the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory collapse in Bangladesh, where 1,127 people died and over 2500 were injured (most of them women). I’m a Canadian feminist artist who’s made a sculpture referencing the injustices our globalized textile industry creates. I’ve made a body bag solely out of used Joe Fresh clothing, suggesting to Joe Fresh that they use this design as a more realistic representation of what their business practices represent. Stitched within the bag are 1,127 stitches in orange, Joe Fresh’s signature…
  • The Round-Up: April 22, 2014

    Jarrah Hodge
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Inkoo Kang at Women and Hollywood takes serious issue with last Sunday’s rape scene in Game of Thrones, which deviated from what was already shocking enough in the books. Sonia Saraiya at the AV Club has another great response to the Game of Thrones episode, and goes a bit more into depth on the larger process of adapting the show from the books and other questionable choices that have been made. Deb Singh at Shameless has great suggestions for how we can support each other around body changes and avoid comments that might promote shame or make assumptions about the other person. Jamie…
  • New Brunswickers Rally for Choice

    Sorcha Beirne
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    photo: Alyse Stuart by Sorcha Beirne April 10th was a sad day for many New Brunswickers, as the Morgentaler Clinic announced it’s plans to close in July due to lack of government funding during an early morning press conference. This was an announcement that many knew would have to come someday, as the provincial government had been refusing funding for years. Exactly a week later, on April 17th, over 500 people protested in front of the New Brunswick legislative building. The rally was organized by the Fredericton Youth Feminists and became known as A Rally for Our Right to Accessible…
  • This Is My Rally Cry: #NBProchoice

    Kathleen Pye
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    by Kathleen Pye. Originally posted at Fem2pt0. Cross-posted with the author’s permission. It takes a special kind of person to work at an Abortion Clinic. You need to possess just the right combination of kindness and compassion, combined with courage, determination, and a whole lot of humility. Not something you can put on a resume, and I highly doubt it’s something you can learn from an overpriced webinar. It’s something you’re born with. Perhaps better worded – it’s something you’re born to do. I first met the wonderful women at the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, New…
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  • Some thoughts on Scandal

    TLM
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:54 pm
    So the finale of Scandal is tomorrow night. We’ll be watching, it’s one of our guilty pleasures but wow wth happened in the last few episodes? They’re all about how women wield the “power of the pussy”, that is not power, it’s manipulation. It’s a mistake to confuse the two. After watching the last two […]
  • The victim’s friends seem very confiden…

    TLM
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Amid an ongoing and positively stunning media blackout, another friend of Dana McCallum’s wife speaks out on Twitter. Read story here: Senior transgender twitter programmer charged with raping wife. Aria Haghighi: “I know the victim and saw the wounds. Her children were there and heard her crying “no”.”  More: https://twitter.com/aria42/status/454803374265733120 More: https://twitter.com/aria42/status/454663479190753280 The victim’s friends […]
  • Liberal and Gay Porno Crusaders Hate Rashida Jones Alot Today

    TLM
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Liberals and Gay male blogos who get rich by drawing sperm on women’s mouths are trashing Rashida Jones, star of Parks and Recreation, for basically saying that the state of porno today is pretty gross and for tweeting about how celebrities are gross when they flash thier vaginas in our faces.  Guess Rashida doesn’t know yet that unless […]
  • MORE on senior transgender twitter programmer, Dana McCallum, charged with raping wife and the ensuing media blackout

    TLM
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    [View the story "More thoughts on McCallum" on Storify]
  • Tweet Digest: Thoughts on twitter’s senior engineer, Transgender Dana McCallum, raping wife.

    TLM
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:37 pm
    [View the story "Tweet Digest: Thoughts on twitter's senior engineer, Transgender Dana McCallum, raping wife." on Storify]
 
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