Monthly Archives: September 2010

Respecting HIV-Positive Women, Regardless of their Pregnancy Status

Tweet This week, a new report found that “virtual elimination” of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan African is possible by 2015. The report cited two main factors in achieving this exciting health milestone: “significant progress” in increasing HIV-testing among pregnant mothers in the region, and more antiretroviral drugs that are therefore being administered to [...]
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NYC Feminist Events Galore (including our next happy hour!)

TweetWe know, we know — most of our readers aren’t in the Big Apple, but we have to give a shout out to our NYC peoples. Check out our events calendar for other events happening around the country. Better yet, add your own event or share in comments! The incredible organization working to end violence [...]
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The Feministing Rom Com Review: Going the Distance

TweetThis movie is genuinely romantic. It is genuinely comedic. It is not horrendously sexist. Writers, directors, producers, aspiring best boys and key grips, take note: Going the Distance is a rare example of rom com done right. For one thing, I laughed. I laughed really hard, which doesn’t often happen when I’m watching a romantic [...]
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What We Missed

TweetAnother gay teenager takes his own life after being bullied at his middle school. Rest in peace Asher. Have you taken action yet to keep Washington from banning abortion coverage for folks with pre-exisiting conditions? Despite efforts by the GOP to woe woo Latino voters, it isn’t working. Shocking that being anti-immigrant doesn’t win over [...]
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Answering fan mail and sexual assault – what’s the connection, again?

TweetAustralian rugby player Brett Stewart has been charged with sexual assault and indecent assault of a 17-year-old girl, leading to his suspension from the league. The case is currently in court, and this week the manager of Stewart’s club took to the stand to defend him. The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Ms Lees, who has [...]
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