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Dorothy Irene Height doodleHappy birthday to civil rights advocate Dorothy Irene Height!

The bad — and the good — of being a female rock climber.

Judges kept giving Jared Remy one more chance — until he finally stabbed his girlfriend to death.

On the arrest of UC Santa Barbara feminist studies professor, Dr. Mireille Miller-Young and toward a feminist politics of de-criminalization and abolition.

#Not1more protestors shut down an immigrant detention center in Alabama.

Jimmy Carter calls violence against women the “worst and most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on Earth.”

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  1. Posted March 25, 2014 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    The article on UC Santa Barbara feminist studies professor Dr. Mireille Miller-Young is terrible and I am surprised it is posted without any critical commentary. If you watch the video on youtube it’s clear she was in the wrong. She grabs the pro-life sign out of the hands of two young women, walks off with it, and refuses to give it back. In a country where freedom of speech is protected there is no justification for stealing protest signs whether the issue is pro-choice, pro-life, pro-gun control, anti-gun control, pro-animal rights, pro-gay rights, etc. It’s a dangerous precedent to set. Anyone who takes away another’s speech because they feel they have the power to do so should be punished.

  2. Posted March 26, 2014 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    I could go on for days about just how difficult it is to cut through all the sexism in the rock climbing community. Alex Johnson, a professional rock climber and all around badass, blogs regularly about the trials of climbing while female. Here’s an interview with her about how she, and other women climbers, have had their accomplishments consistently demeaned simply because their women. http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/unbroken-the-alex-johnson-profile
    You can also check out Alex’s blog here: http://aj-ontherocks.blogspot.com/
    Despite it all, I’ve never felt so strong and confident than when I’m climbing!

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