Tamar McFarlane: Gentrification Fighter


Tamar McFarlane has worked with Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE), a multi-racial, women-led, membership-run organization based in Brooklyn, New York, for the last two years. While at FUREE, she has worked on welfare reform, youth empowerment, and the beginning of a pay equity childcare campaign. With a long history of youth activism under her belt, she’s onto gentrification and Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s plan to develop Brooklyn.
“Basically, at one point I was reading Patrice Lumumba [a former Congolese anti-colonial leader], and it just came down to this…even if I am able to move these young people, if their parents don’t have a place to live, or an affordable place to live, then they won’t ...


Tamar McFarlane has worked with Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE), a multi-racial, women-led, membership-run organization based in Brooklyn, New York, for the last two years. While at FUREE, she has worked ...

The skinny on models


It was pretty hard to miss this model’s ribcage — even amid all the blinding Pucci and Gucci prints — in the NYT style section today.
Spain’s decision to keep super-bony supermodels off the catwalk has been widely covered. But let’s face it– banning skeletal runway models won’t really have much effect. The truth is that most young women see images of disgustingly skinny celebrities and models everywhere— on billboards, in movies, in magazines and on television. And I don’t think we should be passing legislation that mandates a minimum body weight for any woman who appears in the media.
Symbolically, though, I do like the fact that the Spanish government ...


It was pretty hard to miss this model’s ribcage — even amid all the blinding Pucci and Gucci prints — in the NYT style section today.
Spain’s decision to keep super-bony supermodels off the ...

These chicks are PEPpy.


I know, terrible title. But it’s Friday and I’m beat, so give me some leeway.
Just wanted to say thanks to the lovely ladies at the Pro-Choice Public Education Project for such a fun time last night. Vanessa and I had a blast chatting about all sorts of feminist gossipy stuff. Make sure to check out their site; PEP does some really amazing work.
Thanks to Suzie for the pic.


I know, terrible title. But it’s Friday and I’m beat, so give me some leeway.
Just wanted to say thanks to the lovely ladies at the Pro-Choice Public Education Project for such a fun ...

Boobs: Breast cancer’s most tragic victims

A press release for Boobiethon ’06 made its way into Feministing mailboxes this week. Wait, you ask, didn’t we already participate in Boobiethon ’06? But no, this is an annual event that “features bloggers showing their (covered and uncovered) breasts in order to raise money for charity during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

There will be a separate, passworded “pay-per-boobie” page for bare-breasted photos, which will be available to donors of $50.00 or more.

At the risk of being labeled “anti-boobie” (which I’m definitely not), I say: Ugh. I’m no fan of breast cancer, and I’m certainly not ashamed of my body, but I won’t be participating. Is this really the best way to raise money and awareness?
Broadsheet ...

A press release for Boobiethon ’06 made its way into Feministing mailboxes this week. Wait, you ask, didn’t we already participate in Boobiethon ’06? But no, this is an annual event that “features ...

Repro rights conference at Columbia tomorrow

Public Health Students for Reproductive Freedom, in collaboration with Byllye Avery and the Avery Institute for Social Change, proudly present…
Sexual & Reproductive Rights: Moving the Movement Forward

Date: Saturday, September 30th, 2006
Time: 9am-5pm
Cost: $5 (Includes breakfast and lunch)
Location:Columbia University Health Sciences Campus
Russ Berrie Medical Pavilion
1150 St. Nicholas Avenue, near 168th St.
(take A, C, or 1 trains to 168th; Russ Berrie is located on the corner of St. Nicholas Ave and 168th Street)

Agenda: We will be discussing sexual and reproductive rights, past, present, and future, connecting leaders and novices in the movement and developing a strategic plan for the future.
Co-sponsored by the Black and Latino Student Caucus, the Global Health Forum, ...

Public Health Students for Reproductive Freedom, in collaboration with Byllye Avery and the Avery Institute for Social Change, proudly present…
Sexual & Reproductive Rights: Moving the Movement Forward

Date: Saturday, September 30th, 2006
Time: 9am-5pm

You know you love this shit

Yet another fabulous female from Saturday morning cartoons of the 80s. Random: When Vanessa and I used to play, she would insist that only she could be She-Ra since she was the one with the blonde hair. Bitch.

Yet another fabulous female from Saturday morning cartoons of the 80s. Random: When Vanessa and I used to play, she would insist that only she could be She-Ra since she was the one with the blonde ...

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