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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
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
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
The new Jezebel lay-out confuses me. I'm not sure where to look or why there's a huge picture in the middle of my screen and not a bunch of little pictures with funny headlines. Why, Jezebel, why? Luckily, my friend Alex sent me this handy-dandy link that lets you view Jezebel in its old, tried and true, lay out. Use it or lose it, ... Read More
Author HEY! from the blog you're welcome has written a really touching and strikingly readable post on why she's fat positive. It's practically a mini-manifesta. Here's an excerpt: "When I tell people I’m fat, the most common reaction is panic: they assume I’m calling myself ugly, and they feel pressured or compelled to disabuse me of that notion. But people clearly notice my size all the time. Servers at restaurants notice it when they seat me. ... Read More
Oh man, I know this is old, but I needed to post this genius sketch by Kristen Schaal and John Stewart from last week. Kristen stops by the Daily Show to school Stewart on the "rainbow of rape's" and explains how the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act should cut funding for abortions unless they are a result of "forcible" rape. While I laughed out loud, it is sad to know that many people in this country would agree with her outrageous claims of "rapish" rape not ... Read More
If yo've been following the news, you're already aware that there's been a lot of fear that the revolution in Egypt might be hijacked by the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that wants to institute Sharia law in Egypt. Of course, the West is frightened of this prospect because it would mean that Egypt would  become a hostile country, just like Iran. That's definitely worrying, but of greatest concern to me is the question of whether Egyptian women would see most ... Read More
After New Kids on the Block, Jonathan Knight, came out earlier this week to a chorus of sarcastic “who knew?” and “who cares?” Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon.com took it upon herself to explain pre-teen gals attraction to gay pop stars. According to Williams, heartthrobs occupy a brief moment of innocence in a young girl’s sexual awakening. A time when a young girl “wants a boy like those purity vow-taking Jonas Brothers. A ... Read More
      Nawal El-Sadaawi, 80 year old Egyptian feminist, physician, former political prisoner, prolific writer, and all around kick-ass lady talks to Newsweek about what's going on in Egypt. In this video, she describes how the government paid the police and their government gangs "50 pounds and a chicken" to beat the protesters. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More

#DEARJOHN

BY Janelle in Feminizzle |

If you're a twitter junky, like myself, you may have noticed #dearjohn trending all over your newsfeed-  if you follow any feminist or pro-choice activists. I'm not going to lie, at first I thought it may have been about the Channing Tatum/Amanda Seyfried movie, but it's definitely not. #dearjohn (AKA House Speaker John Boehner) was started by Sady Doyle as a response to H.R.3: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The act, which Boehner says is a legislative ... Read More
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