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It's not exactly shock of the century, I realize, but I still couldn't help but startle at the contempt dripping from a few of Fox's most recent headlines. Wowza, what journalism! Read on for the best of the bunch. And by best, I clearly mean WTF?!    Study: 40 Percent of Women Report Sexual Problems, Most Don't Care While other sources preceed the same story with statements like Almost Half of Women Have Sexual Problems (Washington Post) or ... Read More
This week John McCain criticized the ''Feminist left'' for attacking Sarah Palin. We think he's just frustrated that women weren't fooled by his whole my-VP-pick-wears-a-skirt-so-vote-for-me tactic. Eleanor Smeal, President of Feminist Majority, says, ''Obama/Biden are running on the strongest platform for women's rights of any major party in U.S. history.'' That's why Feminist Majority launched www.FeministsForObama.org, a side-by-side comparison of the ... Read More
The Hysterical Festival a four-day comedy festival featuring the country's funniest females and is setting up shop in NYC, showcasing various women who are both entertaining and groundbreaking. Its aim is to expand and enrich communities of female comedians who are not only witty and intelligent but also brilliant in their acts. The festival will occur October 15-18 at Comix Comedy Club, The Zipper Theater, Bleeker Street Theater and Tribeca Film Center. Talents ... Read More
If you're an American Express card member, you can help a group close to our hearts, Women For Women International , win a big ole grant through AMEX's Members Project. Just log in here , vote within the next eight hours for their initiative called Help Women and Children Survivors of War Rebuild, and with your support it could get funding from American Express to help with their life saving humanitarian ... Read More

Dubious Distinction

BY debbie in Feminizzle |

Did you know that October was Domestic Violence Awareness month? Neither did I, but I think I'll celebrate this year by not going to Nevada, which, according to a recent study, ranks #1 in the rate of women murdered by men for the second year in a row. In the annual report from the Violence Policy Center (VPC), which analyzed 2006 homicide data, Nevada, with a rate of Nevada, rate of 3.27 murders per 100,000 is ranked highest, followed by South Carolina at #2 ... Read More
I have a confession to make: I have a strange affection for Governor Sarah Pailn. I mean, I find her really compelling and charasmatic. And that's difficult, because I really hate her politics. If you want to feel what I'm feeling, just imagine for a moment that Palin was on our side. Imagine that she was pro-choice, pro-environment, and all the rest of it. Now how excited would you be that we had a woman running for the highest political office who could raise 5 ... Read More

Drill, Drill, Drill

BY Emily Rems in Feminizzle |

Did anyone else out there read Eve Ensler's lacerating indictment of Sarah Palin this week in the Huffington Post ? If you missed it, here's a juicy excerpt: 'I don't like raging at women. I am a Feminist and have spent my life trying to build community, help empower women and stop violence against them. It is hard to write about Sarah Palin. This is why the Sarah Palin choice was all the more insidious and cynical. The people who made this choice count on the ... Read More

Go Ask Alice

BY debbie in Feminizzle |

Hell to the yes! Above, Alice Paul toasts women's right to vote, a fight she faught like a warrior (spending time in jail and going on a hunger strike, etc), and which was ratified 88 years ago today (see Emily's post, below). You've probably heard of Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but today it's time to take a moment and give thanks to Ms. Alice for all she did. To learn more, visit http://www.alicepaul.org, or watch HBO's movie, Iron Jawed ... Read More
Harassment on the street and in the subways is nothing to joke about or shrug off, and NYC’s MTA system is finally taking notice. After initially pulling anti-harassment ads off of the subway a month ago thinking it would encourage harassment (what?!?), they have agreed to put the ads back into the subway cars. With the help from RightRides, Girls for Gender Equity, NOW-NYC and other organizations a subway safety committee is also being created!  Emily ... Read More
 Election time is just around the corner (that or the rest of us are just eagerly anticipating when it actually is) so I thought I would post a few links today on getting to know your candidates on a somewhat under reported aspect - their stances on women's rights.  Read more for helpful (in my opinion anyway) links.Helpful John McCain links: McCain's Views on Choice  McCain's Views on Domestic Violence America Blog: McCain  ABC ... Read More