Monthly Archives: September 2010

Drop the i-word

Tweet Colorlines has just launched this really important campaign to get folks to stop calling people, and particularly immigrants, “illegal.” I wrote not too long ago about how the AP style book promotes this language. Watch the video (transcript after the jump) and you’ll be convinced. Then go sign the pledge and do what you [...]
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A movement has got to move.

Tweet I’m adding my thoughts in response to Susan Faludi’s recent Harper’s article. Courtney began our series yesterday, with this response. I just got to the end of the piece, and it’s almost impossible to leave it feeling anything but sadness and maybe some anger. For someone who positions herself outside of the waves of [...]
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Birth control breakthroughs on the horizon

TweetVia Kristof of the New York Times and The Daily Report from the National Partnership for Women and Families, this decade promises to be filled with encouraging contraceptive breakthroughs for both men and women. A quick round-up of what we may be in store for includes: A vaginal ring that lasts for one year and [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Superconnect

TweetIt’s not often that I read business books, but sometimes it’s fun to dabble in the master’s tools for a moment. Superconnect: Harnessing the Power of Networks and the Strength of Weak Links is filled with examples of the ways in which relationships make the world go round. It’s a feminist kind of wisdom, really, [...]
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Building with the big guys

TweetNo Country for Young Women has a very cool series going on about women working in architecture and construction–two fields that are wildly male-dominated. Sara Fox, an American property development consultant living in London, who was responsible for the construction of London’s iconic Gherkin building, had this to say: Because construction is still, really and [...]
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