Adrienne Rich, a renowned feminist poet and essayist died Tuesday in her Santa Cruz home from complications with rheumatoid arthritis. She was 82. Rich’s writing centered on her observations and reflections on women’s rights, racism, civil rights, politics, sexuality and sexuality between women. She brought to the forefront issues that plagued women in the 1950s and was a true pioneer of the feminist movement. She wrote over two-dozen volumes of ... Read More
I remember my first period like it was yesterday, and the memory alone makes me cringe. I was barely 12 years old and was home from school when I screamed out for my mom from the bathroom. I was terrified by my own lady-business, and I didn’t know what else to do but cry for my mami. I frantically told her what was going on, and to my surprise, she just laughed and went back to her room. A minute later she came back with a pad that looked more like a ... Read More
A recent study conducted by Medco, a company that manages prescription benefits, found that in 2010, women took medication to treat depression or anxiety at a higher rate than men. In a study of two million patients, pharmacy records showed that 26 percent of women took drugs to treat mental-health issues in 2010, compared to 22 percent in 2001. Only 15 percent of men took the same medications in 2010 (up from 12 percent in 2001). Though the precise reason ... Read More
It comes as no surprise that sponsors are continuing to pull their ads from "The Rush Limbaugh Show"-- no company wants to be part of a program that's the subject of a major national backlash. Apparently there *is* such a thing as bad press, and right now Limbaugh is at the top of the country’s shit list for his degrading and misogynistic comments about Sandra Fluke. According to ThinkProgress, 142 companies have dropped their ads from Limbaugh’s show since ... Read More
Frontwoman, bassist, producer, painter, music video director, designer, mom, and certified badass are pretty sweet gigs to have in your repertoire. Now, Sonic Youth founding member Kim Gordon dishes on her latest project, a 12-piece collection she collaborated on with Dorothée Loermann of clothing label Surface To Air. We're especially feeling the orange wrap dress and snakeskin boots--anybody want to lend us a-few-to-several-hundred dollars?In an ... Read More
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