Month: September 2010

Objectivity and Neutrality

RMJ (also known as Rachel McCarthy James) is a twentysomething who grew up in Kansas and currently lives in Virginia. She blogs about feminism and stuff at Deeply Problematic, where this was originally posted. Objectivity is a keystone of journalism…

Fears

Like many of the folks over at NY Mag (and, I suspect, most New York City residents), I also wildly fear being pushed onto the subway tracks, being murdered in the back of a cab, being doored by a parked…

Car Repair is Women’s Work

By Ann Farmer, republished with permission from On The Issues magazine. Car mechanic and mother Audra Fordin dons her work gloves to do a grease job on an automobile in her shop in Queens, New York. She’s so comfortable under…

Walk-Outs

The United States delegation to the United Nations, and at least 32 other delegations including the whole of the European Union, walked out on a speech by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran after Ahmadinejad went on a 9/11 Truther rant.…

It Gets Better

Billy Lucas, a 15-year-old student in Greensburg, Indiana, killed himself after years of homophobic bullying from his classmates. Dan Savage has launched the It Gets Better project as an online support system for LGBT youth. So if you’re lesbian, gay,…

Sex Ed Week of Action

It’s Sex Ed Week of Action, and Planned Parenthood is giving away some awesome prizes to the first Feministe reader who emails me with the correct answers to the following questions: 1. By age 25, what percentage of sexually active…