Monthly Archives: March 2010

Guest post: On how I became an American

TweetThis is a guest post from someone who preferred to remain anonymous. After fifteen years of living in the United States, I’ve embarked on the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. It’s important to me to write about this in this forum because immigration clearly is a feminist issue – one that has to do [...]
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RNC spends thousands on private jets, luxury hotels and strip club

TweetMore scandal from the Republican National Committee, this time focused on how they spent committee funds. The Republican National Committee spent tens of thousands of dollars last month on luxury jets, posh hotels and other high-flying expenses, according to new Federal Election Commission filings, including nearly $2,000 for “meals” at Voyeur West Hollywood, a lesbian-themed [...]
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National LGBT Health Awareness Week

Tweet This week is the National LGBT Health Awareness week, sponsored by the National Coalition for LGBT Health. This year the theme of LGBT Health Awareness Week is Closing the Gap. The LGBT community has, on average, worse health outcomes and less access to the care we need than the straight community. We cannot afford [...]
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Iceland bans strip clubs: A victory for feminism?

TweetThe news last week that Iceland has passed legislation banning strip clubs in the country was met with news outlets claiming this makes Iceland the “most female-friendly country in the world.” The move was promoted as a law motivated by feminism, not religion, as these types of laws often are. Iceland also boasts an openly [...]
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Health Care Reform, At Whose Expense?

TweetGuest post by Aimée Thorne-Thomsen, Pro-Choice Public Education Project (PEP) Despite the headlines and excitement over the signing of the health care bill, today is not a great day for many of us. After months, and let’s be honest, years of struggle to reform America’s decayed health care system, we got…what, exactly? Yes, young people [...]
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