Monthly Archives: October 2011

Jailed Iranian actress freed, spared lashings

TweetMarzieh Vafamehr, the Iranian actress who last year was jailed and sentenced to ninety lashes, has been freed. Vafamehr was arrested for her involvement in the film My Tehran For Sale, a film about an Iranian actress who is persecuted by the government for her work. In July, life imitated art when Vafamehr was jailed [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Our young feminist readers! Who exist!

TweetEven if USA Today says they don’t! Yesterday, USA Today ran an article about how young women don’t identify as feminists anymore. Feminism, the article claims, is “over the hill.” As Jos wrote in response to that article, there’s nothing new about the “feminism is dead” trend piece: people have been announcing the death of [...]
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Step right up, job creators

TweetGwen Moore is a Democratic Congresswoman representing Wisconsin’s 4th congressional district, a staunch defender of reproductive freedom, a woman who school you if you try to couch your anti-choice views in faux-concern about “Black genocide,” and now, it seems, a poet. Here she is reading a poem of her own writing, called “Job Creators.” Transcript [...]
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What We Missed

TweetYemeni women burn their clothing in protest of the government’s crackdown on the country’s popular uprising. No Jimi Izrael, you are not Amber Cole’s father. Really? A mandatory one-year waiting period for parents to divorce? Someone actually thinks this is a good idea? Tweet
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Quick Hit: Samhita on Men With Low Self Esteem

TweetOur own Samhita has a piece at GOOD about one of her dating dealbreakers: what she calls Men With Low Self Esteem. By MWLSE, I don’t mean dudes who are a little bit insecure. We all get a little insecure from time to time. I mean men who are so bogged down by their warped [...]
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