Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Feministing Five: Representative Jan Schakowsky

TweetRep. Jan Schakowsky represents Illinois’s 9th congressional district, and has been a member of the United States Congress since 1999. Schakowsky sits on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, where she’s the Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and on the Intelligence Committee, where she’s Chair of the Subcommittee on [...]
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What We Missed.

TweetArpaio continues to be an asshole. Anthony Weiner goes in on the Republicans over the 9-11 Health Bill. On the obsession with Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. A possible House bill would ban federal funding of abortion. Pregnant women losing out on home loans. Brazil has seen an increase in sex tourism. G.D. and TNC on Essence [...]
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Celebrate National Dance Day because physical activity is a feminist issue

Tweet Don’t you just LOVE the Beat Freakz! It’s Friday, and although National Dance Day is tomorrow, I can’t help but celebrate early. This day is brought to us by the efforts of Eleanor Holmes Norton. She is truly my she-ro and I am feeling her ideas to promote physical activity with a little hip [...]
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On Time’s “Courageous” Cover.

TweetI have been stewing over the implications of TIME’s decision to run the face of a mutilated Afghani woman on the cover of the magazine to raise awareness about women’s rights in Afghanistan. Many have applauded TIME’s decision to do this calling it courageous and effective, all while recognizing this is also a cheap plea [...]
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Girl/Friends uses art therapy to create healing spaces for violence survivors

Tweet Last month,Vanessa and  I made an appeal on Feministing for folks to contribute to the Girl/Friends program in Chicago, IL. Just a reminder, the program combines sexual health education, art therapy, and positive leadership development to empower girls to become leaders in their community. But most of all, it serves as a healing space for [...]
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