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Rarely is the role of men in feminist activism addressed in an organized forum, backed by research and experience, as it will be tomorrow in the panel, "Building Partnerships: What Men Can do to Advance Women's Leadership." Hosted by Barnard College's Athena Center for Leadership Studies, which is run by renowned civil rights attorney Kathryn Kolbert, the event features panels on women's leadership in the private sector and in public institutions. Nicholas ... Read More
The answer: because two senators are holding up the vote that would allow it. Yep, you read that right: Senators Tim Coburn (R – OK) and Jim DeMint (R – SC) have placed a hold on the bill (which the House already passed), which would sell a piece of land near the Smithsonian Institution for the purpose of building a National Women’s History Museum. Their action came after the Concerned Women for America wrote DeMint a letter urging him to hold ... Read More
   It is 2010 and I read an article the other day in the New York Times about how women are still dealing with the disparity in wages, a battle the women at Ford's Dagenham assembly plant fought, and supposedly won, in 1968. Their struggles, and their victories, are honored in Nigel Cole's new film, "Made in Dagenham", a British comedy coming to us this fall. The film recounts the true story of the 187 sewing machinists who protested being classed as ... Read More
   I had the pleasure of watching singer/writer/comedian Mindy Raf perform as her alter ego, Leibya Rogers, on Saturday night at Arlene's Grocery in New York City. The act consisted of vegan feminist multi-talented live performer, Leibya, using songs, sounds, and some interpretive dancing to tell us about herself and her beliefs. Among my favorites was a love song to Katie Holmes, with lyrics like, "I'll let you scream real loud when you're in labor", a ... Read More
Mehran is a six-year-old Afghani girl who is being raised by her parents as a boy. This phenomenon is called bacha posh, and translates to “girl in boy’s clothes”. In Afghanistan boys are valued higher than girls; they are able to carry their father’s name and be privy to his inheritance. Women are alienated from any kind of social standing and not really even allowed to be seen let alone walk freely. Bacha posh looks to remedy this, ... Read More