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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
      So while riding the information super highway today, i came across this little gem over at the ever excellent blog Feministing. How utterly amazing right? An American lite version of female genital mutilation and ladies, way more affordable than costly surgery!  Kudos, Liquid Virgin creators in updating a timeless classic in a chic, new modern way.    - jen the intern ... Read More
First, she gets to hang out with Flight of the Conchords all the time.Then, she gets to hang out with Jon Stewart and do this:  Yeah, that's right. Hillary's defeat had nothing to do with sexism. ... Read More
Huh? Rape apparently does not happen in Kansas City.Coming soon, to a courthouse near you. -Jen the intern ... Read More
   Summer is almost officially upon us. The time for drunken 3 am stumbles home, the time for random party hook ups, the time for putting ourselves in generally risky situations for no real reason. This website couldn't have come to my attention at a more perfect time. It's a self defense video geared toward women, especially those of us (like myself) with no martial arts training or even the slightest idea of how to defend themself. It's called ... Read More
  Ever since the publication of ‘Skinny Bitch’, it seems to me like this crazy new fad diet called ‘veganism’ has been popping up all over the mainstream media,* from strip clubs to punk rock cooking shows to the exploding going green movement to America's Sweetheart Oprah to even (cue suspenseful music) feminism! With all the good press veganism has gotten lately, much of the bad press is fading into the background, such as veganism ... Read More
So two weeks ago, I received my Diva Cup in the mail, just in time for my monthly visit from 'Goddess Moon'. What timing! What an omen! The Diva Cup is one version of a 'menstrual productsolution' idea around since the 1930's. What the Diva Cup, The Keeper, the Moon Cup, etc. all basically are little  plastic 'cups' that you pretty much just shove up on in your nether region, kind of like a tampon to 'catch' all the gross. The only tricky part is that you have ... Read More