BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Feb 25, 2011 |
We here at BUST HQ will be at the NYC Planned Parenthood rally, but we've got some deetz for those of you not in the Big Apple. Here are the links to Facebook events for a slew of rallies from Atlanta to Youngstown to Melbourne and Toronto on Saturday (February 26th). Everyone get out there and make your voice heard! Annapolis, MDAtlanta, GA Asheville, NCAustin, TXBay Area, CABirmingham, ALBoston, MAChicago, IL Columbus, OHDallas, TXDenver, CODetroit, MI ... Read More
BY Intern Julie in Feminizzle on Feb 24, 2011 |
Dr Pepper is market testing a new diet soda: Pepper 10. The name refers to the ten (manly) calories packed into the diet drink. Pepper 10 and Diet Dr Pepper are almost identical on the inside, with Pepper 10 containing a blend of sweeteners including high-fructose corn syrup, acesulfame potassium and aspartame and has 10 calories. Diet Dr Pepper is made with aspartame and has 0 calories.
There's really one only key difference between the traditional Diet Dr and ... Read More
BY Nikki in Feminizzle on Feb 22, 2011 |
Congress will be home on recess this Saturday -- the perfect time to Stand Up for Women's Health with Planned Parenthood in NYC! Come join us in the fight against the elimination of family planning funding (Title X) and funds for Planned Parenthood, which would leave millions without affordable health care.
RSVP for Stand with Planned Parenthood -- Rally for Women's Health!
Help spread the word on Twitter with hashtag #feb26 and through the event's Facebook ... Read More
BY Janelle in Feminizzle on Feb 18, 2011 |
Last night during a House debate, California Representative Jackie Speier, talked about her own abortion after what she considered to be an offensive presentation from New Jersey Representative Chris Smith.
The debate was over legislation to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood, headed by Indiana Representative Mike Pence. Although Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier intended to speak about a different issue, GOP Rep. Chris Smith’s graphic ... Read More
BY Intern Julie in Feminizzle on Feb 17, 2011 |
Joel Northrup, a homeschooled Iowa senior and standout wrestler, has defaulted on his match with Megan Herkelman, a Cedar Falls freshman, because he refuses to compete against a girl. Herkelman and fellow Ottumwa sophomore Megan Black made history this year by becoming the first two female wrestlers ever to quality fort the state's wrestling championships. Black lost her first match, but Herkelman succeeded in pinning her opponent and will ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch in Feminizzle on Feb 17, 2011 |
Welcome to the latest in period technology... “Sexy” period technology. The innovative minds over at sexyperiod.com have invented underwear that soaks up your menstrual blood; think panties with a built in pad. The underwear is apparently leak-proof (the padding extends throughout) and the site claims it’s comfortable. It’s also the cutest diaper I’ve ever seen. The advertising copy is a bit over the top: “Always chic, always ... Read More
BY Gabi in Feminizzle on Feb 16, 2011 |
The recent onslaught of attacks on women’s reproductive rights has been depressing, to say the very least. Lisa Edelstein, star of “House”, has fought back by starring in a “coat hanger” abortion ad. The ad made by MoveOn.org features Edelstein in 50’s garb as she narrates, “Decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back alley abortions. Or, they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse. So when the ... Read More
While the tension in Egypt was coming to a climax with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, Lara Logan, CBS News correspondent and native of South Africa who has covered war zones for 18 years, stood bravely amongst the riotous torrent of celebrating people in Tahrir Square to cover this incredible, and significant event.
But then, just moments after the above photo was taken, while attempting to maneuver away from the crowd, Logan, ... Read More
BY Janelle in Feminizzle on Feb 16, 2011 |
Reading through the Mother Jones article on South Dakota’s recently proposed House Bill 1171, it is obvious that there is quite the controversy with wording, or lack thereof. The law that is under consideration will redefine the terminology of a “justifiable homicide,” and has been interpreted to include murders that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus.
Although sponsor, Republican Phil Jensen, originally did not return phone calls to ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Feb 16, 2011 |
Vanessa over at Feministing put it better than I could: it's time to fucking rally. Between that bill that would make it legal for doctors to deny life-saving abortions for their patients or the one that will defund Planned Parenthood and other women's health clinics, it's time. If you're in NYC on February 26th, come down to Foley Square, across from the Court House in Lower Manhattan, and make your voice heard! RSVP on the Planned Parenthood NYC website ... Read More