Monthly Archives: September 2011

Australian Army opens combat positions to women

TweetYesterday, the Australian Army announced that it will become the third army in the world to allow women to fight in combat positions. The policy change is expected to be implemented within five years. The change is especially notable because it’s apparently the last thing standing between Australia and complete adherence to the UN convention [...]
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Q: What’s making you happy today? A: Women pop singers with giant, real voices

TweetThe title for this post, which I hope will become something of a series, is lovingly ripped off from NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. PCHH, which is beyond-fantastic listening – intelligent, funny, informed pop culture commentary done by a group of people who clearly enjoy each other’s company – runs a segment on every [...]
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With great passion comes deep ambivalence: Saturday’s SlutWalk and me

Tweet This Saturday October 1st, SlutWalk hits New York City. I’ve been following the SlutWalk movement for awhile now. Back in April I had the opportunity to interview the original SlutWalk Toronto founders. I’ve also written previously about my involvement with some of the SlutWalk NYC organizing efforts, and my disappointment in the media coverage [...]
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Theatre festival highlights women playwrights of colour

TweetNow in its twelfth year, the River Crosses Rivers II festival is one of the only events in America that highlights the works of women playwrights of colour. “The goal, simply put, is to give these women the kind of exposure that is provided by Ensemble Studio Theater, whose goal is to nurture individual theatre [...]
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What We Missed

TweetNew reports are saying President Obama told a group of reporters that he tried to save Troy Davis’ life. Scratch that. A great NYT oped from the weekend on just how severe the state attacks on abortion restrictions have been. In case you didn’t see it on the community blog yesterday, a Republican group at [...]
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