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 Like Lollapalooza, Woodstock, and all good organized events, Pride Month has gotten so corporate. The line-up for PrideFest has such cringe-worthy events like PETCO's PetPride, so leave it to the dykes to keep the spice in all things gay with the 18th annual Dyke March this Saturday, June 26th. Dyke March officially started in 1993 by the Lesbian Avengers as a protest march against the largely white and male focus of Pride Month and Pride events. The ... Read More
 Opening arguments were heard today in Connecticut at a trial to determine whether or not cheerleading should be considered a sport, and how it should be federally funded under Title IX. The trial is brought by Quinnipiac University's women's volleyball team, which claims the university is attempting to dismantle their team in favor of the competitive cheer squad. This unfortunate in-fighting brings into question the legitimacy of cheerleading as a sport ... Read More
  The Bicycle Film Festival is upon us again! Marking is tenth anniversary, the New York BFF is a five day festival with films, art, and parties- all with bicycling as the main theme. Brentd Barbur started the film festival ten years ago after being hit by a bus on his bike, wanting to turn his negative experience into a positive one. Since then, the film festival has gone international, spreading the love and culture of cycling around the world. Tonight ... Read More
I am generally not a fan of gender-based "science"- that thing that says we can't parallel park or ask for pay raises- but two of these kinds of news articles about men came out this week that, in tandem, create quite a convincing body of evidence that men are, for lack of a better word, wimpy. First up: according to science, men tend to exaggerate sickness more than women. Dubbed the "man flu syndrome," men are more likely to describe a cold as a flu, or a ... Read More
 It was reported yesterday that Abby Sunderland, a sixteen-year-old who is five months into a quest to become the world's youngest circumnavigator, was lost at sea. Thankfully, rescue efforts were able to find her, and she is alive and doing well. Though she is well, her father says that her quest to circumnavigate the world has ended.  Abby had initially set sail from Marina Del Ray, California, on January 23rd but had to stop in Cabos San Lucas, ... Read More
 Since the age of thirteen, Abby Sunderland dreamed of becoming the world's youngest circumnavigator. Abby is now sixteen and finally began her voyage on January 23rd of this year. She departed from Marina Del Ray, CA and keeps an updated blog with travel details and photos throughout the journey. Her trip was going well up until today, when a distress signal was issued from her boat and phone signals were lost. Her parents remain positive, stating that ... Read More
 Last night at the Town Hall Theater in New York City the phenomenal Patty Griffin and her smokin' band brought down the house. Featuring songs from her latest release, the Gospel inspired Downtown Church, Patty and her five peace band tore it up on songs like `Wade In The Water', `The Strange Man' and Big Mama Thorton's `I Smell A Rat'. Quieter numbers like the original composition `Little Fire' and the Gospel classic `Waiting For My Child To Come Home' ... Read More
Sex segregation is all the rage these days, as a popular bank in Iran has opened it’s first women-only branch with an all-female staff and security guards. The state-owned bank, Melli, opened this branch for the purposes of safeguarding women’s virtue, according to the bank’s director. While news like this may seem startling, it's not exactly as new or foreign as the media reports it to be. This kind of sex segregation doesn't just ... Read More
   When it comes to hip, young fashion retailers, Urban Outfitters is like a rebellious teenager- lots of angst and ire but never quite hitting the mark. While other clothing companies might regale us with fantastically ugly, overpriced merchandise, UO really likes to "stir the pot" with slogan tees and kitschy apartment knick-knacks rife with sexual innuendo. Not too long ago, UO offered a shirt that listed "Obama/Black" as a color option, and these ... Read More
 Why Walk-a-thon when you can Punch-a-thon!  For the past 35 years, the Center for Anti-Violence Education has been holding annual Punch-a-Thons to raise awareness and funds for violence prevention and self-defense education for survivors of violence and at-risk youth.  It's kind of like your average charity event, except it's a bunch of kick-ass women and girls practicing self-defense moves and shouting words of encouragment.  CAE is a ... Read More