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First, Girls Rock! The movie: Gotta see it. That preview made me tear up a little. I wish I had had something like that when I was an angsty, miserable 8th grader. These girls are really inspiring. And if you’re in LA, this feminist street art project looks incredible. “Women in the City” is a [...]...read more
A must-read up at AlterNet and ColorLines. Daisy Hernandez details the ways in which transitioning between genders highlights how that racism is lived differently for men and women. It’s a fascinating and insightful piece, and I hope you’ll check it out....read more
Zanan Magazine, a feminist publication in Iran, has recently been shut down by the government. Founded in 1991, Zanan was the leading feminist magazine in Iran, covering topics like spousal abuse, honor killings, and sex trafficking. Ms. Magazine had an interview a while back with Zanan editor Shahla Sherkat, and it’s a good look at [...]...read more
(leaving my password live only encourages me.) On my last post, several commenters discussed the mistreatment of Chelsea Clinton, which began the minute she hit Washington. During her father’s White House years, she was a teenager; in fact, not yet one when he was inaugurated. She was awkward, and people said the nastiest things about [...]...read more
Mister Leonard Pierce at Sadly, No! has been covering the Conservative Political Action Conference; head over there and check out his commentary. If that doesn’t convince you that CPAC-attending Republicans are total jackasses, Julian sent me this peek at some of the merchandise being hawked at the conference. My personal favorites: So we have Barack [...]...read more
When the Bush administration was gearing up to invade Iraq, the plight of Muslim women was used as one of a handful of human rights justifications for war. They conveniently conflated “Muslim women” with “women in Afghanistan living under the Taliban,” and most Americans seemed to be under the impression that Iraqi women were roundly [...]...read more