Monthly Archives: May 2008

Limits and ambitions

TweetA new report says we don’t have more women in politics because they just aren’t that interested: Extensive research shows that when women run for office, they perform just as well as men. Yet women remain severely under-represented in our political institutions. In this report, we argue that the fundamental reason for women’s under-representation is [...]
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The Pill: Help Write its History

TweetCheck out this author’s query from Elaine Tyler May, amazing feminist historian and big fan of feministing. (She’s the one who wrote feminist classic Homeward Bound, that I reviewed alongside Faludi last month.) Please, please take some time and respond! The Pill is often considered one of the most important innovations of the twentieth century. [...]
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Thank You Thursdays: Female Playwrights

Tweet I saw Top Girls last night with the ladies on my intergenerational feminist panel and it got me thinking so much about women’s lives, childbirth, sacrifice, our feminist legacy etc. It started out with a crazy theater version of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, where all these women through out history had dinner together [...]
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Not nice outside indeed.

Tweet From the fabulous Jessica Hagy at indexed. You can buy her book here. Tweet
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Get Your Media Training On

TweetI’ve posted a bit on feministing before about my experience as part of the inaugural class of the Progressive Women’s Voices Project over at the Women’s Media Center. In short, it was awesome–the least paralyzing media training I’ve ever had, the most intergenerational, diverse, talented staff I’ve ever encountered at a feminist nonprofit, and some [...]
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