Monthly Archives: May 2008

Who gets to be a “woman writer”?

Tweet I have to admit I was pretty irritated by the cover story of the New York Times Magazine this past week. Not that they featured a young woman blogger, of course, but that the article by former Gawker blogger Emily Gould – which was more of a juicy diary of sex, lies and blogging [...]
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Quick Hit: Colorado anti-choicers push for “personhood” amendment

Tweet Not a person. Anti-choice activists in Colorado have apparently submitted 131,245 signatures to the Colorado secretary of state supporting their “personhood” amendment which would define a fertilized egg as a person. Only 76,047 are needed for the measure to be placed on November’s ballot. The secretary of state has 30 days to review and [...]
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Abysmal rape conviction rates in the UK

TweetThe Washington Post has an article (and video above) about the very low conviction rate in UK rape cases. As Vanessa reported last year, 33% of reported rapes ended in conviction in 1977. By 2005, that number had dropped to 5.4%. In Britain, a nation whose justice system has been used as a model around [...]
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Because why should young women have all that objectification fun!

TweetAttention women over 35! Did you think that your days of desperately trying to fit in with unrealistic beauty standards were over? Guess again! The new TV show “She’s Got the Look” gives women of all ages the chance to feel insecure and unworthy! When will the madness stop? Tweet
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Quick Hit: Boston targets harassers on subway

Tweet Big ups to MBTA! Boston transit officials have launched a campaign against sexual harassment on the subway. While the “grope patrol” (as they like to call themselves) makes me giggle a little, the campaign has already begun to make a difference in encouraging women to come forward when they’re harassed on the train: “The [...]
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