Month: October 2011

Domestic Violence is an Every Day Issue

This is a guest post by Katherine Greenier.
While October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it may be the grim August murder of Crystal Ragin and her three children in Newport News that serves as the year’s most dramatic reminder that more must be done to protect women from violence.

Feminist bloggers in New York Magazine

So many friends of Feministe in this article! Congrats, ladies, and thanks to NY Mag for the great coverage (even if they didn’t credit any of the current Feministe bloggers, wah wah). Amanda has some particularly good thoughts about what…

7 Billion

Today, the world’s population hits 7 billion (well, not exactly today, but that’s as good an estimate as any). PSI, a leading global health organization, has extensive coverage of this milestone in their latest magazine. On their blog, you can…

The kids are alright.

This is a story to bookmark for those days when you’re feeling dismayed about the state of the world. This weekend saw the U.S.’s first lesbian Homecoming king and queen and possible the world’s two happiest chicks ever. On Friday…

Yet another Sexy Halloween

The Sexy [insert noun here] Halloween costumes just don’t go away. If anything, I think they’re getting even more ridiculous, or at least less recognizable as anything but a Victoria’s Secret Angel who’s the victim of a horrible prank–seriously, this…

Against Coldplay

What SFJ said. Seven out of ten times, Coldplay sound almost exactly like U2—the U2 that exists now, not the wiry, feral U2 of 1980 (which would be a decent idea). U2 have not broken up. This is inefficient. Coldplay…

Note-leaving TSA agent suspended

The TSA agent who left a very special note in my suitcase last weekend has been suspended. I am still fairly shell-shocked (and not in a good way) by the amount of attention this has gotten, especially since it’s turned…