Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rep. Gwen Moore on VAWA, shares experience of sexual assault

Tweet**Trigger warning** The House has been hearing testimony and discussing reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  In perhaps one of the most powerful moments during the floor speeches, on Wednesday, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI.) spoke about her personal story of being sexually assaulted during her childhood and raped as a young woman. Rep [...]
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What we missed

TweetThe mandatory ultrasound law passed in Oklahoma has been ruled unconstitutional. That’s probably because it is! Relieved to find out broke feminist blogger is not on this list of unhappiest jobs–sad to see which important, often women dominated, professions are on the list. An op-ed in the SFBG about broadening how we think about anti-violence work. [...]
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Their Eyes Were Watching God turns 75

Tweet This March marked the 75th anniversary of the very important book, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Last night I had the pleasure of attending a discussion hosted by WNYC about the book led by Hurston’s niece, Lucy Anne Hurston and featured Alice Walker, Sonia Sanchez and Ruby Dee. Lucy Anne Hurston [...]
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National Organization for Marriage memos reveal same ‘ol racial wedge strategy

TweetSurprise! The National Organization of Marriage uses race as a strategic wedge issue in the debate over marriage equality. A confidential memo obtained by the Human Rights Campaign outlines the strategy to divide along racial lines stating (Via The Daily Beast): “The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and [...]
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Adrienne Rich: groundbreaking, author, poet and feminist dies at 82

Tweet It is with a heavy heart I share the news that Adrienne Rich passed away yesterday at her home in Santa Cruz, CA at the age of 82 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis. Adrienne Rich changed the way we understand queer existence and feminism. Rich’s essay, Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence, gave us the language to talk about [...]
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