Posted by: Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein
on Oct 17, 2013
“Cute” isn’t a word I’d use to describe most street art. It also isn’t a word I’d usually apply to feminist art. Both types of countercultural expression are about breaking down prejudices and confronting the public in ways that are moving and sometimes unsettling. My favorite work of feminist art that involves menstruation is Judy Chicago’s Red Flag, a photolithograph of a woman pulling out ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Kelsie
on Mar 05, 2012
We've been following the growing controversy in Virginia regarding HB1, the so-called "personhood" bill, and SB 484, which requires women to undergo an invasive ultrasound if they are seeking an abortion. These pieces of legislation are drawing national attention, even in the current pervasive climate of assault on women's rights, and on Saturday, March 3 in Richmond, Virginia, citizens took to the capitol steps to protest. ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Caroline
on Mar 01, 2012
Earlier this week, Hank the cat announced his candidacy for Virginia's soon-to-be-vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. The fluffy Maine Coon from Fairfax County has his campaign promises focus on… economic stimulation? “Other politicians may talk about how difficult it is when there aren’t enough kibbles to go around,” Hank said, “but I’ve been there. I know what you’re going through. When I’m ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Caroline
on Feb 29, 2012
Recently Virginia lawmakers threw their hat in the race for Worst State to be a Woman In when they introduced anti-choice legislation. People across the state responded on Monday, February 20th, when over 1,200 people gathered on the Capitol grounds in silent protest. Despite that message, this week the House of Delegates passed SB 484, legislation which will force women seeking an abortion to undergo an expensive and medically unnecessary ... Read More
Posted by: Ivanna Avalos
on Feb 23, 2012
Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell has changed his stance on the recent controversial bill that would have required women getting abortions to first have a transvaginal ultrasound.
McDonnell must have felt the heat from opponents after he was sent a petition containing over 33,000 signatures urging him to veto the bill.
“Mandating an invasive procedure in order to give informed consent is not a proper role for the state,” ... Read More
Posted by: Sophie Johnson
in Music Stuff
on May 12, 2010
In spite of losing two of their band mates in the past year, John Ptacek and Andy Cobb of The Itchy Hearts have managed to put out an impressive second album titled 'Do Ya Best'. The tracks combine Dylan-esque folk with elements of bluegrass, zydeco, and even a little punk. Even those who normally steer clear of this type of music can find themselves swept up in the ruckus.
The Itchy Hearts will be on a tour of the ... Read More