Monthly Archives: September 2006

Tamar McFarlane: Gentrification Fighter

Tweet 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 [...]
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The skinny on models

Tweet 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 [...]
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These chicks are PEPpy.

Tweet 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 [...]
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Boobs: Breast cancer’s most tragic victims

TweetA 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 [...]
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Repro rights conference at Columbia tomorrow

TweetPublic 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 [...]
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