Daily Archives: February 1, 2008

Happy Birthday, Jen!

Tweet Our fabulous Jen is celebrating her 29th birthday today. The smart wit and hilarity she brings to Feministing make us extremely grateful to have her. (And since she loves to have fun with adding graphics to pics as much as I do, I thought I’d do the honors this time.) Give her some birthday [...]
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Tyra strikes out with bra-burning.

TweetUPDATE: THIS WAS THE WRONG BOOK!!! So, someone from Seal Press just brought to my attention that the book I quoted was completely wrong and the book that this show was about was actually boobs, by Elisabeth Squires and this show was actually about burning bras that fit, as opposed to having anything to do [...]
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UN calls on Saudi Arabia to end gender discrimination

TweetUN Dispatch reports that the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women has called on Saudi Arabia to “end its system of male guardianship.” The committee’s 23 independent experts urged Saudi Arabia to “amend its legislation to confirm that international treaties have precedence over domestic laws,” and “enact a comprehensive gender equality law.” [...]
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Shout Out: Jessica in NY Times!

TweetFor those who haven’t seen already, Jessica is featured (with a fancy pic and everything!) in the Metro section of the New York Times today, in which they describe Feministing as “wildly popular among young feminists.” Not too shabby! Congratulations, Jessica! Tweet
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Bills, bills, bills

TweetThis week, the anti-choice bills in Indiana are on a roll. The Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a measure that would allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense emergency contraception, specifically “prescriptions that they believe will be used to induce an abortion or assist in a suicide.” Lovely how the two are conveniently placed together. [...]
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