Monthly Archives: October 2009

Sarah Jayne: Feminism, Fear and Friendship

TweetWhen we started our Feministing College Tour this year, we had decided that we’d give each school we attend an opportunity to include one of their students as a panelist at our presentation so that we can have the school be a part of the process as well and speak to some of the issues [...]
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Quote of the Day

Tweet“As a child, I never saw a confident woman; I only saw women being abused. That’s why I am here… I want every girl and woman who walks through this door to know that she is loved, no matter who is telling her she isn’t loved.” – Mary J. Blige, announcing the opening of the [...]
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Today in Feminist History

Tweet On October 30, 2005, six days after Rosa Parks’ death, she was transported to the US Capitol and became the first woman to lie in honor (have their body be presented for public recognition) in the Capital Rotunda. This also made her only the second African-American to lie in honor. Rosa Parks’ is best [...]
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What We Missed

TweetMary Cuddehe Jennie Rothenberg Gritz of The Atlantic writes about the backlash from a Mexico City decision to decriminalize first-trimester abortion within the city. Various parties weigh in on Rhode Island’s unique approach to indoor vs. outdoor prostitution. 17-year-old star Taylor Lautner, star of the new Twilight movie, is posing all over the place with [...]
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Inupiaq woman wins major writing award

TweetPoet Joan Kane, an Inupiaq Eskimo woman, received the prestigious Whiting Writers’ Award. (It comes with $50,000!) “My husband jokes that he’s probably the only start-up lawyer whose practice is being kept afloat by his poet wife,” she said. Some of the money will buy health insurance, she said. She’d also like to take her [...]
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