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Free ticket giveaway: Roe on the Rocks benefit for Planned Parenthood! [Updated]


It’s that time of year again. Planned Parenthood’s annual NYC concert event and fundraiser will take place at the Highline Ballroom on April 16th and feature Asobi SeksuNorth Highlands,Little Big and Sara Benincasa. Last year, reader Laura got the correct answer and won herself a free ticket. Who will it be this year? The first person to email me with the correct answers to BOTH of the questions below (use subject title, “PPNYC”) gets the prize! Update: Reader Katherine has won our ticket giveaway!

Question 1: Which age group is most likely to have used a condom the last time they had sex?

a. 14-17

b. 18-24

c. 25-34

d. 45-60

Question 2: In 2010, which primetime television show featured one ...


It’s that time of year again. Planned Parenthood’s annual NYC concert event and fundraiser will take place at the Highline Ballroom on April 16th and feature Asobi SeksuNorth Highlands,Little Big and 

Awesome upcoming event: Momentum

In about two weeks, I’m heading down to Washington, DC to participate in a conference that I’m so freaking excited about. It’s Momentum: Making waves in sexuality, feminism and relationships.

It’s two days of panels and presentations about a hundred different aspects and iterations of sexuality, with a list of amazing presenters as long as my arm. You’ve got Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Jaclyn Friedman, Nancy Schwartzman, Audacia Ray, Abiola Abrams, and so many more. Check out the whole list of presenters here.

This conference is remarkably timely, and I’m sure the organizers couldn’t have imagined that in the two or three months leading up to it, we’d see events like the Susan G. Komen-Planned Parenthood debacle, the Limbaugh-Fluke to-do or the ...

In about two weeks, I’m heading down to Washington, DC to participate in a conference that I’m so freaking excited about. It’s Momentum: Making waves in sexuality, feminism and relationships.

It’s two days of panels and presentations about ...

Ladies who tech at SXSW and beyond

It’s that time of year where I run off to nerdy spring break in Austin, TX to hang out with geeks and eat breakfast tacos. This year the feminist offerings of SXSW are extensive–the conference just gets more and more progressive every year.

If you are going to be at SXSW try some of these panels:

Sex Nets: Pickup Artists vs. Feminists

Curing a Rage Headache: Internet Drama & Activism

How Not to Die: Using Tech in a Dictatorship

It’s Not News, It’s Business

Race: Know When to Hold It and When to Fold It

Sex, Dating and Privacy Online Post-Weinergate (My panel!)

These panels are full of feminist superstars–check them all out if you can.

I will also be doing a

It’s that time of year where I run off to nerdy spring break in Austin, TX to hang out with geeks and eat breakfast tacos. This year the feminist offerings of SXSW are extensive–the conference just gets ...

Girl Talk: A Trans & Cis Woman Dialogue

I am ridiculously excited to announce that I’ll be participating in this year’s Girl Talk: A Trans & Cis Woman Dialogue. Here’s the info about the show:

Queer cisgender women and queer transgender women are allies, friends, support systems, lovers, and partners to each other. Trans and cis women are allies to each other every day — from activism that includes everything from Take Back the Night to Camp Trans; to supporting each other in having “othered” bodies in a world that is obsessed with idealized body types; to loving, having sex, and building family with each other in a world that wants us to disappear.

Girl Talk is an annual spoken word show fostering and promoting dialogue about these relationships. ...

I am ridiculously excited to announce that I’ll be participating in this year’s Girl Talk: A Trans & Cis Woman Dialogue. Here’s the info about the show:

Queer cisgender women and queer transgender women are allies, friends, ...

Guest post: Why you should save your nickels for this year’s Women in Comedy Festival

Lane Moore is a comedian and writer for The Onion, Jezebel, and Ms. Magazine. You can and should follow her on Twitter at @hellolanemoore.

You know how people are always talking about women in comedy? Like, all the time. Like, CONSTANTLY. Like, they weren’t really doing it before so now gender is something we have to mention every time we talk about a comedian who isn’t white, male, or both? It’s easy to read these things and think, “Okay, I agree. But what could I possibly do about things like SXSW only booking 3 female comedians, as opposed to the 25 male comedians, given that, like most Americans, I am not a comedy booker or television executive?”

Excellent question, hypothetical ...

Lane Moore is a comedian and writer for The Onion, Jezebel, and Ms. Magazine. You can and should follow her on Twitter at @hellolanemoore.

You know how people are always talking about women in comedy? Like, all ...

#Occupyvday: Love, protest, movies and whiskey

It’s a little bit ironic–I have committed my last year to writing about how relationships and the romantic industrial complex are given too much import in the lives of women and this move has made Valentine’s Day a mega event in my own life. I have spent so much time focusing on how we can rethink the problematic ideas embedded in the romantic story as perpetuated by corporate Hallmark holidays like Valentine’s Day, I have forgotten if I used to get upset about actually being alone on Valentine’s Day. I’m going to take this as not just a sign of progress , but also a sign that for many people it’s not that big of a deal to be alone ...

It’s a little bit ironic–I have committed my last year to writing about how relationships and the romantic industrial complex are given too much import in the lives of women and this move has made Valentine’s Day ...

New Yorkers: Boogie down with us at WAM!Prom 2 next weekend!

Several years ago when Feministing was just a toddler, Samhita, Jessica and myself went to the Women, Action and the Media conference in Cambridge, MA for the weekend — I think it was the first time I met so many people working in social justice and media in one place, and it was a completely exhilarating experience. The conference then, and this organization today, brings to light seriously important discussions around gender justice in media.

Oh, and then there’s the feminist dance parties. That weekend was also the first time I met many of my dear friends in the blogosphere today, where we busted moves all night and celebrated the incredibly hard and often-emotionally difficult work that ...

Several years ago when Feministing was just a toddler, Samhita, Jessica and myself went to the Women, Action and the Media conference in Cambridge, MA for the weekend — I think it was the first ...

Save the date: New York Abortion Access Fund fundraiser

On February 9th, the New York Abortion Access Fund will celebrate its tenth anniversary. For ten years, this remarkable organization has been making it possible for New York women to exercise their right to choose when they don’t have the money to afford that choice.

For those of you who don’t know about NYAAF, their mission is to provide grants to women want abortions and can’t afford to pay them. Abortions are legal, but they are expensive, and in some states they are very difficult to obtain: in that sense, abortion is more of a privilege than it is a right. NYAAF tries to combat that problem by granting money to women, often at very short notice, so they can pay ...

On February 9th, the New York Abortion Access Fund will celebrate its tenth anniversary. For ten years, this remarkable organization has been making it possible for New York women to exercise their right to choose when they ...

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