Monthly Archives: July 2009

Violent attacks at the 2009 Outgames

TweetThe World Outgames, an LGBT sporting event, was the target of a bombing this week. A member of the Seattle Frontrunners was injured from shrapnel when an explosive device was thrown onto the track during competition at the World Outgames in Copenhagen. Dean Koga’s right hand was injured and he required stitches after the bomb, [...]
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Today in Feminist History

TweetI’ve decided to start highlighting historical events in Feminism that happened on this day in the past. Today’s event is from July 31, 1916. On that day NASCAR’s first woman driver was born, Louise Smith. From the History Channel: Louise Smith, NASCAR’s first female act, was born on this day in 1916. Known as racing’s [...]
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Young Invincibles: Campaign for Healthcare Reform

TweetA friend of mine from college joined with a group of young people to form this new campaign, Young Invincibles. I completely agree that health care reform is imperative, especially for folks of our generation. I think the moment is now, and if we let it slip away, the consequences are going to be hard [...]
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What We Missed

TweetSad news of a supposed “honor killing” in Gaza. An interview with Kate Clinton about her work, human rights and new media. A round-up of places to see feminist art in NYC. A discussion about women’s roles in movies or television. Could TV roles be better? The NYTimes is reporting that less than 400 women [...]
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Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients announced

Tweet Billie Jean King, 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient I don’t know how many of you remember Former President Bush’s picks, but Obama’s have a significantly different tenor. A refresher of Bush’s picks from the AP (which included the anti-abortion advocate Henry Hyde in 2008): Though recipients are typically applauded, President George W. Bush’s [...]
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