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The new Showtime series , The United States of Tara, launches in a few weeks, and it looks like everything we could have hoped for, and more. Since it stars Toni Colette and is written by Diablo Cody, we've been expecting a feminist feast along the lines of a Muriel's Wedding/Juno mashup, and it looks like the ladies have delivered something even better. A women's studies dissertation waiting to happen, this show deals with a mid-western mama with 3 personalities: ... Read More

Pour Your Body Out

BY Susan in Artsy

One of the best things about holidays and living in New York is finally having the time to check out the amazing resources the city has to offer. Last week on my days off I made it uptown to the MOMA and finally got around to seeing Pipilotti Rist's installation 'Pour Your Body Out'. I had huge hopes for it after seeing clips of it and pictures online weeks before. When I got there it was really crowded (I guess we all had the same intentions) and all the cozy ... Read More
Rachida Dati. Photo: Pierre-Philippe, Getty Images Simone de Beauvoir would be proud. Not only does France have a female foreign minister, but she's 43, Muslim, unmarried, and recently gave birth while refusing to name the father of her child (While the Uk Telegraph reports 'Possible candidates include a French millionaire and hotel and casino baron, and the former prime minister of another European country,' I smell sperm bank and IVF. It's not easy to get ... Read More
The phrase 'Blonde Bombshell' conjures images of Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield or Jean Harlow, but all-too-often history tends to overlook one of the great blonde starlets of our time: Liz Renay The original Queen of Re-Invention, Renay starred in over eighteen films, including John Water's controversial film 'Desperate Living'. Walking out on an abusive marriage, she became an exotic stripper and later served a brief stint in prison due to her ... Read More

Cleopatra's Coming at ya

BY Susan in Artsy

So, now that the economy kinda blows and everyone in the art world is fumbling to hold on to whatever they had going before the crash, the discourse is starting to be shaped by the real independents. One of the raddest galleries of this new set is Cleopatra's in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Run by four sassy ladies who resemble a mix between an all girl folk/rock group and the cast from Designing Women, the gallery showcases amazingly talented artists and holds raucous ... Read More
Deja Taylor is not your average performer. At only 19 years old, she is an award-winning spoken word artist, a playwright and will be featured in a 2009 HBO Documentary about youth slam poetry. She's also not afraid to step up for causes she believes in. Deja recently joined forces with DJ Spooky to produce a video for NARAL Pro-Choice's free.will.power. initiative. Power is the third video in a three-part series that takes a fresh look at what it means to be ... Read More

Fashion forward!

BY Maggie in Style File

I'm so sick of reading about the distaste that some idiots had on Michelle Obama 's outfit on the night of her husband's historical victory. As I saw it, the modified version of the Narcisco Rodriguez's dress was showing off her confidence in not being pigeonholed into wearing those lame-ass, boring suit-dresses. We still have ways to go, but I think it's awesome that powerful women are getting closer to be being on the same playing field as men, but why do ... Read More
If you're like most women who grew up post-Title IX, you probably had some pretty good opportunities to play sports in high school and college. However, Title IX is still a controversial issue as many people believe boy's sports suffer from the policy of ensuring equal resources for athletes of both genders. The fact is, many schools around the country, girls still have less equipment, fewer teams, inferior facilities or less time dedicated to their sports teams ... Read More
The Hawaiian term for grandparent is tutu and Obama shortened the term for his beloved grandmother to Toot. He called her his rock and she was the matriarch that helped raised him and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng in Honolulu. Madelyn Dunham peacefully died from cancer in her sleep at 86 in Hawaii. Madelyn Dunham was a REAL maverick! She was a feminist trailblazer and moved up from being a secretary to one of the first women vice presidents for the ... Read More
It's not exactly shock of the century, I realize, but I still couldn't help but startle at the contempt dripping from a few of Fox's most recent headlines. Wowza, what journalism! Read on for the best of the bunch. And by best, I clearly mean WTF?!     Study: 40 Percent of Women Report Sexual Problems, Most Don't Care While other sources preceed the same story with statements like Almost Half of Women Have Sexual Problems (Washington Post) or ... Read More