Monthly Archives: March 2008

The Greatest Silence

Tweet Next Tuesday, HBO is featuring a documentary exposing the scope of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo titled, The Greatest Silence, reports UN Dispatch. The Enough Campaign and HBO are working together to coordinate house screenings across the country. You can even hold your own screening or take part in a conference call [...]
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Ivy Hymens: Why glorifying virginity is bad for women

Tweet If you didn’t catch the New York Times Magazine piece, “Students of Virginity”, make sure to check it out. It serves as a good reminder as to why the abstinence-only, modesty, chastity, or whatever they’re calling it at the moment, movement is bad for women. The piece – which examines the abstinence movement in [...]
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Repro Rights Conference this weekend!

TweetThe Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College is having a fabulous conference this weekend on reproductive rights and health. Not only does it have some amazing speakers attending, it’s also free to attend and has free housing opportunities. I wish I could be there, but if anyone goes – report back to [...]
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Feminist activism is better than latte

TweetThere’s something about feminist activism that wakes you the fuck up. Last week, I was lucky enough to meet more feminists in a five day period than I probably have ever – it was incredible. After speaking at three colleges in the DC/Virginia area, I also went to the WAM conference. And athough I was [...]
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Yahoo’s pink shine

TweetYahoo just launched a new web portal called Shine, “for women between ages 25 and 54, calling it a key demographic underserved by current Yahoo properties.â€? Topics of the site include “fashion + beauty, healthy living, entertainment, parenting, love +sex, work + money, food, at home, and astrology.â€? And the site’s signature color is, of [...]
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