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PPNYC Summer, Sex and Spirits (and ticket giveaway!)

Femme fatales, naughty balloon artists, and open bar? Yes please!

Planned Parenthood is having their annual summer gala fundraiser at Hudson Terrace (where we had our 5 year anniversary party, in case you were there!) in a few weeks and we’re sponsoring a couple of ticket giveaways for our dear readers.

This trivia question (Jeopardy-style) is super easy for ya, so is really a battle of computer key quickness — the first one to write the correct answer in comments gets a free ticket to the event. Here goes:

This Supreme Court case established the right of unmarried people to obtain birth control.

UPDATE: Congrats to Regina, who got the answer, Eisenstadt v. Baird, correct! (And a notable mention to reader Suzy ...

Femme fatales, naughty balloon artists, and open bar? Yes please!

Planned Parenthood is having their annual summer gala fundraiser at Hudson Terrace (where we had our 5 year anniversary party, in case you were there!) ...

Awesome upcoming event: What does feminism have to do with men?

Do you have a gentleman in your life whom you would like to convert to the righteous and noble cause of feminism? Perhaps a young boy whom you would like to indoctrinate good and early? Have you found yourself trying to explain the concept of “privilege” to a man and thought, “Ugh, this is exhausting. I wish I could just hand him a book that would explain all of this so that I can go watch the most recent episode of Mad Men”?

Well, you can buy him a copy of The Guy’s Guide to Feminism, by Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel. It is that handy dandy book. It’s smart, simple, funny, and a great introduction to feminism designed specifically ...

Do you have a gentleman in your life whom you would like to convert to the righteous and noble cause of feminism? Perhaps a young boy whom you would like to indoctrinate good and early? Have you ...

Anita Hill joins GGE to celebrate 10 years of women and girls’ leadership

Feministing is honored to be a co-sponsor for Girls for Gender Equity’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration on June 14th when the grassroots, NYC-based organization will be honoring Anita Hill and recognizing the last decade of community work to improve the lives and leadership of girls and women of color.

If you don’t know about GGE, you really, really should; Joanne Smith founded the organization 10 years ago and has been implementing critical programs for girls (and boys) into communities throughout New York City since. In addition, they reached beyond their local organizing by sharing their organizing tools for fighting sexual harassment in schools and on the streets in their book, “Hey Shorty!”  Joanne also managed ...

Feministing is honored to be a co-sponsor for Girls for Gender Equity’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration on June 14th when the grassroots, NYC-based organization will be honoring Anita Hill and recognizing the last decade of ...

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 ...

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