BY jodi sh doff in Feminizzle on Dec 15, 2010 |
The names of 60 sex workers who were murdered in 2010 will be read aloud at candlelight vigils across the world on Friday. Sixty is a conservative estimate, violence against those in the sex worker community more often than not goes undocumented, unreported, unnoticed. Often we don’t hear about it until it is too late for anything other than tabloid headlines, until there is a body left my the roadside, stuffed in a drainpipe or tossed from a ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch in Feminizzle on Dec 15, 2010 |
The Bushwick Bike Shop is having a Ladies Only Mechanic Night on Dec 18th from 6-8. This is a great way for Brooklyn girls to learn more about their bikes and give the boys a run for their money- 'bout time! The workshops are being taught by KT Higgins, who was named the Best Bike Mechanic in NYC by NY Magazine. So, get out there and rep-re-sent!
KT HigginsHer right hand man, Sanford; an honorary Lady. Images courtesy of ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Dec 10, 2010 |
This weekend marked the first-ever TEDWomen conference, dedicated to exploring how women and girls are reshaping the future. TED is working on putting all the talks on their website, but for now check out this awesome talk from Halla Tomasdottir, an Icelandic businesswoman who got her company Audur Capital through the economic collapse by applying 5 "feminine" values to financial services.
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BY Katie Zanin in Feminizzle on Dec 02, 2010 |
In Malaysia this week there has been a new bus line introduced in an attempt to quell sexual harassment. The Rapid Lady Bus service will run the most popular bus lines during peak-hours so that passengers can have the choice of stepping into a women-only pink bus rather than deal with the jostling and harassment of men.
RapidKL Bus Chief Operating Officer Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain said, “This is based on feedback received from our ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch in Feminizzle on Dec 01, 2010 |
New York Magazine’s cover feature this week is entitled “Waking Up From the Pill”. The article discusses the Pill’s 50th anniversary, its great effect on women’s reproductive freedom, and its consequence. The article’s author, Vanessa Grigoriadis, poses the argument that with the Pill came an ignorance of the body. The theory is women are no longer conscious of what their body is telling them, because there is a pill to control ... Read More