4000 Years for Choice, a new campaign created by designer/artist/activist Heather Ault, sends beautifully designed postcards exhibiting facts about ancient forms of contraception and abortion to women's health clinics across the country on a weekly basis.  A direct response to anti-choice groups such as 40 Days for Life who spread horrific anti-abortion messages to the same clinics, 4000 Years for Choice dispels the common notion that abortion and ... Read More
Okay.  I love this commercial.  I've watched it a million times and still laugh every time he says, "I'm on a horse."  And then it ends, and I feel like a bad feminist because there's no getting around the fact that the entire thing is based on gender stereotypes. Ahem: "Sadly, your man isn't me- but if he stopped using lady scented body wash he could smell like me."  "It's an oyster with two tickets to that THING you love." "Look again, the ... Read More
For those of you in the New York-ish area, HousingWorks (the NYC based activist outfit that fights HIV/AIDS and homelessness) and DoubleXX present what's sure to be a lively panel chock full of both literary and lauded ladies.  If you're not able to attend in person, do check out Elissa Stein and Susan Kim's Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation from your local feminist-friendly indie book purveyor. That Not-So-Fresh Feeling:  The ... Read More
I feel like I always have to preface my posts with “not to ruin your Friday or anything…” but this is another one of those circumstances. And yes, you read that headline correctly. Nope, you aren’t in a time machine: this is 2010, and someone is actually proposing this. According to the Jacksonville Observer: “Sponsored by Rep. Charles Van Zant, R-Palatka, HB 1097 would criminalize most abortions now allowed under state and federal ... Read More
The Black Belles are infectious and spooky with a 1970s influenced vibe. In a sense, they are putting out some pretty slamming, perfect beats. Sporting locks of midnight black hair and matching hats. The band is on the Third Man Records label and their debut video is directed by Jack White.   For some edgy female vocals with an all-girl band, check out their single, "What Can I Do?"   So, what are you going to do? Check out the video below and their 7" ... Read More
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