Monthly Archives: March 2011

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Blessed Unrest

TweetIn Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Say it Coming, environmentalist and journalist Paul Hawken, admits, “In a world grown too complex for constrictive ideologies, even the very word movement to describe such a process may be limiting.” He goes on to map this “movement” [...]
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On intersectionality and toxic body culture

TweetThis guest post comes from Sayantani DasGupta, an incredible woman working at more intersections than most of us wrap our minds around in a given day. A short bio can be found after the jump. Is toxic body culture a white women’s issue? (The answer is no, but read on…) I recently was invited to [...]
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What We Missed

TweetOn culture clash and sexual assault in India. A fantastic post on teaching boys feminism by Feminist Teacher, which is part of a Feminism & Education series with Gender Across Borders and Equality 101. The NYPD is investigating a possible hate crime after a young gay man was brutally assaulted at a McDonald’s in the [...]
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Quick Hit: Rick Santorum blames abortion for Social Security problems

TweetOh, Rick Santorum, you slay me. First you compare abortion to slavery, now abortion is responsible for current threats to Social Security. He said on a radio show yesterday in New Hampshire: “The social security system in my opinion is a flawed design, period. But, having said that, the design would work a lot better [...]
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It’s Back Up Your Birth Control Day! (And in Defense of The Funny)

Tweet March 30th marks the 10th anniversary of the Back Up Your Birth Control Day of Action, and there is tons of action to take to advocate for emergency contraception. Just a couple from the campaign’s website: Sign the petition calling on the FDA to end restrictions on EC. Tell the FDA to stop stalling [...]
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