WAM!NYC Gender Justice in Media Conference is NEXT Saturday, March 31 in lower Manhattan! Registration now open!...read more
If you’re in New York this Thursday, March 8th, I hope you’ll join me at a fundraiser for Anew School, which has a mission “to provide unprecedented academic, emotional/mental health, and social training to “at-risk” African-American seventh and eighth grade youth in a school in Ghana.” It’ll be a fun night for a great cause....read more
Would love to see some of you there. It’s tonight from 6-8:30 in Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall at NYU.
Former President of Planned Parenthood Faye Wattleton, Director of MergerWatch Lois Uttley, Feminist Blogger/Litigator Jill Filipovic and Conservative Feminist Scholar Christina Hoff Sommers discuss social constructs, politics, and the glass ceiling. Moderated by Professor Cynthia Estlund. Wine and cheese reception to follow.
On Monday Feb. 6th, I’ll be speaking at NYU Law with former President of Planned Parenthood Faye Wattleton, Director of MergerWatch Lois Uttley, and conservative scholar Christina Hoff Sommers about women and the 2012 election. It should be an interesting discussion — if you’re in New York, drop by! Just make sure you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org....read more
It’s almost here! WAM!Prom 2: Electric Boogaloo, from BeeGees to Biggie. Tomorrow (Friday) in NYC at the Bowery Poetry Club. Details are here. You should come because (a) you support women in media; (b) you like dancing with fellow feminists to some ridiculous tunes and mash-ups; (3) you want to be judged by me (in the costume contest). Come, get down, wear your sparkliest....read more
On Friday Jan. 13th (oooh!) feminists, media-makers and their friends will be getting down at WAM!Prom 2: Electric Boogaloo, from BeeGees to Biggie. It’s at the Bowery Poetry Club and starts at 10 and you should be there (if only so I can judge you in the costume contest). Details are on the Facebook page. WAM!PRom benefits Women, Action, and the Media (WAM!), a national organization working for gender justice in media that is very dear to my heart....read more
This is a guest post by Meghan O’Neill.
Hi. It’s Meghan. I’m a comedian. I mostly work in sketch comedy and I once belonged to a sketch group where I was…get ready for it…THE ONLY GIRL IN THE GROUP! [...] a lot of the time, I was the author of those sketches. I was writing myself as the part of the patient wife or the bitchy girlfriend or the silent, sexy old lady and giving the spotlight to some other male person. On a good day, you’d call that generous. On a really good day, you’d call that stupid! Why would any writer/actor give up their best parts?!
On Wednesday Oct. 26th I’ll be at Trinity College in Dublin, debating the resolution “This House Believes Abortion is a Woman’s Choice” (you can probably guess which side I come down on). My sparring partner is Serrin Foster from Feminists For Life. I hope Dublin feminists can make it! And, for any Irish readers, what [...]...read more
I’m very excited to be speaking at the Yale Political Union tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 4th, on college sexual culture and gender. The event will be at 7:30PM, in Sudler Hall/WLH 201. From the YPU announcement: This week’s debate is as close to home as it gets—from the editorial pages of campus publications to dining halls [...]...read more
Another great event in NYC: Dining For Women, a movie screening and reception to benefit the Fistula Foundation. From their press release: NEW YORK CITY – The two New York City chapters of Dining for Women are partnering with Mount Sinai’s student chapter of Physicians for Human Rights to host a movie screening and reception [...]...read more
On September 22nd, “The Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead is bringing her benefit tour for Planned Parenthood to NYC, and she’s bringing Sandra Bernhard and Lisa Lampanelli along with her. It is going to be awesome and hilarious, and friends of Feministe are getting a $10 discount on tickets. So click here for $10 off [...]...read more
It’s looking like the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be dismissed because of “credibility issues” on the part of Diallo. City Councilmember Letitia James, along with the awesome feminist activists at Permanent Wave, have organized a press conference and rally today at 5pm at the NYC Criminal Court on Centre Street. Some of my favorite [...]...read more