Monthly Archives: November 2011

This Wednesday: a Feministing happy hour and a farewell to remember

TweetHey NYC-ers, what are you doing this Wednesday night? If you answered “catching up with some of my favorite feminists, and bidding adieu to Courtney Martin,” then you’re probably headed to the Feministing Happy Hour at Sweet and Vicious! As Vanessa mentioned last week, the Feministing crew and friends will soon be getting together to celebrate [...]
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The new anti-marriage equality argument: it would promote “feminist marriage”

TweetLet’s be real: opponents of marriage equality have been known to use some shameful tactics to make their case. They’ve used weak analogies involving water and beer. They’ve subtly and not-so-subtly compared homosexuality with bestiality and pedophilia.  They’ve suggested that LGBTQ folks don’t make good parents. They deliberately race-baited during the California Prop 8 debate, [...]
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Quick hit: Men’s perceptions of violence against women

TweetThis year marks the twentieth anniversary of the White Ribbon Campaign, which was created in response to an act of horrific violence against women in Canada. The White Ribbon Campaign, which engages men and boys in the prevention of violence against women, now operates in over thirty countries. Australia is one of them, and this [...]
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It’s time… to get out the Kleenex

TweetThis ad from Get Up!, an Australian progressive group, urges the Australian government to legalise same sex marriage. Before you watch it, I urge you to grab a few tissues, because it is beautiful and it will probably choke you up. The video is called “Love Story,” and with good reason: most people, if they [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Agorafabulous! Dispatches From My Bedroom

Tweet I’m a long time fan of Sara Benincasa, who I interviewed last year. She’s a comedian, a sex advice columnist, a feminist, and she does a mean Peggy Olsen impression. She’s also a recovering agoraphobic, and her book Agorafabulous! Dispatches From My Bedroom, out in February, is based on her one-woman comedy show of the [...]
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