Elizabeth Simbiwa Sogbo-Tortu was disqualified from running for chief in an election in her home country of Sierra Leone, because she is a woman.
Not only was she barred from the election solely based on her gender, but as of Monday, she could not return to her home because it had been besieged by members of a Sierra Leone traditional group and her convoy pelted with stones. She has taken refuge in the capital and at the time was being protected by armed ... Read More
BY debbie in Boob Tube on Dec 16, 2009 |
After finding out this week that my very favorite show, Flight of the Conchords, was not coming back for a new season, I was heartbroken. But thanks to my pal Jodi, I've been alerted to a pair of dudes who hail not from New Zealand but from the Old Testament: a couple of members of my tribe (I'm guessing) who, with a bit more work, just might become contenders to be the next FOC. Check out some of their videos below, and Happy Hannukah y'all!
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BY debbie in Crafty on Dec 15, 2009 |
What do you get for the woman who has everything -- including a multi-media publishing and television empire? How about some Mean Cards, or Guinness Beer Soap? That's what Racheal Ray blogger Evette Rios thought, so she trekked down from Rachael's lair to the BUST Holiday Craftacular in NYC a few weeks ago, and made the cutest video of her visit! If you've never been to a BUST Craftacular, this vid will give you a fantastic idea of what goes down, plus introduce ... Read More
BY Susan in General on Dec 15, 2009 |
Diesel's new watch collection fits perfectly with the new Kid Sister album Ultraviolet, so it makes perfect sense that they would team up to bring you the latest in watch wear! Enter to win today for your chance to get colorful in time. The sweepstakes begins right now, and ends in just two weeks. Their can only be one lucky winner who gets both an Ultraviolet watch from Diesel, and the new Kid Sister album. So, enter now for your chance to win! Check out some of ... Read More
BY Phoebe Magee in Feminizzle on Dec 15, 2009 |
Author Barbara J. Berg, Ph.D., who will be speaking at 92Y in Tribeca next month, answers that one with a resounding NOPE. Her most recent book, in fact, is Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future. Her title lacks subtlety, but so do most calls to action. That is, Berg's book is very much intended as "a wake-up call," and that's what it's often described as by both professional and amateur reviewers. According to the ... Read More