Monthly Archives: January 2012

Housing Department introduces new LGBT protections

TweetOn Saturday, at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced a new HUD policy to fight discrimination against LGBT people in federally supported housing programs. Under the new guidelines, any program that receives funding or insurance through HUD will [...]
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Invest in women, it pays

Tweet Pic via. With just one caveat: Let’s also be critical of unbridled capitalism. Sometimes, in a rare and surreptitious confluence, what’s good for global economies is also good for women. Generally, capitalist practices put profits over human rights, but as economies are interconnected and the global workforce expands and changes there can even be [...]
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Lizzie Procter lives! Young women and hysteria

TweetGenerally, I’m not in the business of debunking inane articles by folks who seemingly keep their notoriety alive by pissing off feminists. It’s a rather tedious and thankless job, especially given that there are more important and interesting feminist issues to tackle. But somehow I feel compelled to suspend my usual position on inanity to [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Yep, this is basically the wet dream of every feminist I know. The state of reproductive rights since Roe v. Wade in 9 graphs. A powerful piece by Melissa Chadburn on growing up in foster care, being accountable to your community, and the importance of taxes. Santorum says Obama defunded abstinence-only programs not because [...]
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The Feministing Five: Natalia García Pasmanick

TweetNatalia García Pasmanick, aka Favi, is a San Francisco-based vocalist, musician, rapper, performance artist, and visual artist. Raised in a musical family, she grew up singing Latin American and Iberian traditional music like guaguanco or tonada carvajal as well as being classically trained at San Francisco Girls’ Chorus. A mujer descendant of campesinas living in [...]
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