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Infographics show major dearth of female bylines.

Conservatives are clearly scared of Ashley Judd’s political potential because they are trying to slut-shame her for her on-screen nude scenes.

Oberlin “hot bed of liberal activism” College cancels classes on Monday and holds a “day of solidarity” after a string of hate-related incidents and vandalism.

A handy review of the War on Women.

Zoe Saldana on playing Nina Simone.

Check out International Women’s Day – Bad Feminist Readings.

Remembering the African American women who marched for suffrage.

Terrible ad alert.


Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/voodoolady/ Emily

    I’m rolling my eyes over the War on Women piece. Not just because it’s a rehash of the worst the conservatives brought us last year, but also over this: “But Democrats also left their mark with an ill-timed snipe at stay-at-home mom Ann Romney, reinvigorating the “mommy wars”.”

    The webpage is just a summary of the things we were treated to last year: Todd Akin, Rush Limbaugh, Susan G. Komen. And then also “Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen says on CNN that Ann Romney, a stay-at-home mom, “has never worked a day in her life”” Because it wasn’t clear from the context of that quote that Rosen didn’t think being a mom was work? Because the article needed to be “fair and balanced” by pointing out something Democrats did wrong because, hey, all sides are bad? Yes, because one quote taken out of context about moms need to be in the same list as the Issa panel and Republicans thinking rape is a gift from god.