Monthly Archives: June 2008

Happy Belated, Title IX!

Tweet I’m ashamed to admit this is four days overdue. But better late than never. Monday, June 23rd marked the 36th – yes 36th – anniversary of Title IX, the U.S. law stating that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits [...]
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Supreme Court Silences Murdered DV Victim

TweetA Supreme Court ruling made on Wednesday may make it easier for murders from intimate partner violence to go unpunished. In Giles v. California, victim Brenda Avie called the police three weeks prior to her death, reporting that her boyfriend Dwayne Giles choked her and threatened her life. A trial court convicted Giles for murder [...]
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Quick Hit: Sadie Magazine Strikes Again

TweetCheck out issue two of Sadie Magazine. It includes an interview with Jenny Block, author of the controversial new book Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage, and another with cartoonist Lauren Weinstein. Sweet job Sadie ladies. Tweet
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Thank You Thursdays: All-Women Family Reunions

Tweet I had a really incredible experience a few weeks back and I wanted to write something about it for the feministing community because I hope it inspires others to do the same. For many years my extended family on my mom’s side, which is mostly located in Colorado—with some outliers on the east and [...]
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The other Niagara Falls

TweetRenee of womanist musings, guest-blogging at Feministe: When you think of the Niagara region immediately the mind turns to the majestic falls. Some who have spent more than an afternoon here will think of places like the Welland Canal, The Skylon Tower, Fallsview Casino, Clifton Hill, and maybe even the dearth of reasonably priced hotels, [...]
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