Monthly Archives: February 2011

Breaking: Racist anti-choice SoHo billboard will be taken down

TweetVictory! According to PPNYC the Women of Color Policy Network, Lamar advertising has agreed to remove the offensive billboard ad. It is with great joy that I write to report that Lamar Outdoor Advertising has agreed to pull the billboard on 6th Ave and Watts depicting an African-American girl with the disturbing tagline “The most [...]
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Quick hit: International Anti-Street Harassment Day

TweetHolly Kearl over at Stop Street Harassment has declared that March 20, the first day of spring for those of us in the northern half of the world, will be the first annual International Anti-Street Harassment Day. She writes: Street harassment occurs year-round, but, without fail, each spring the warmer weather and longer daylight hours [...]
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Assange ordered back to Sweden

TweetA British judge ruled today that Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations. The Wikileaks founder’s lawyers said they would appeal the ruling. Judge Howard Riddle dismissed Assange’s arguments, which sound a lot like media hype, including that Assange would then be extradited to the U.S. where he might be [...]
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It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

TweetAre you aware that more than 10 million American women and more than 1 million American men suffer from an eating disorder? Once you add in binge eating disorder, eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS) and subclinical disordered eating, that figure shoots up alarmingly. Are you aware that 40% of new anorexia cases are in [...]
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Wow John Boehner, wow

TweetYesterday John Boehner, who’s already been busy as Speaker of the House trying to defund Planned Parenthood and attacking abortion, had this to say about President Obama’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) decision: While Americans want Washington to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending, the President will have to explain why he thinks now [...]
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