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This Wednesday: a Feministing happy hour and a farewell to remember

Hey NYC-ers, what are you doing this Wednesday night? If you answered “catching up with some of my favorite feminists, and bidding adieu to Courtney Martin,” then you’re probably headed to the Feministing Happy Hour at Sweet and Vicious!

As Vanessa mentioned last week, the Feministing crew and friends will soon be getting together to celebrate two very special things: the holidays and Courtney.

As you know, Courtney dropped the mic with her last day of officially editing the site in September. We’re incredibly sad to see her go, but are reassured by her commitment to always be part of the Feministing family and keep bringing her big brain and even bigger heart to the table. I ...

Hey NYC-ers, what are you doing this Wednesday night? If you answered “catching up with some of my favorite feminists, and bidding adieu to Courtney Martin,” then you’re probably headed to the Feministing Happy Hour at Sweet ...

Celebrate the release of What You Really Really Want

Friend of Feministing Jaclyn Friedman has a new book out, What You Really Really Want; The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety, and you’re invited to the book launch party!

This Sunday, Jaclyn is celebrating the release of the book, as well as her fortieth birthday (which is today, happy birthday Jaclyn!) with a blow-out bash in New York.

Jessica Valenti will be emceeing, Samhita and I will be speaking, there’ll be burlesque performances, awesome DJs, door prizes from Babeland, and Salon’s Irin Carmon will be interviewing Jaclyn live on stage. You do not want to miss this.

Sunday, November 20 at 7pm
Fontana’s
105 Eldridge Street, New York
No cover, 21+
Co-sponsored by ...

Friend of Feministing Jaclyn Friedman has a new book out, What You Really Really Want; The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety, and you’re invited to the book launch party!

This Sunday, Jaclyn is ...

NYC Feministing Holiday Happy Hour (and Courtney Martin Lovefest)

It’s been quite a while since our last happy hour, so we’re extra excited about this one.

On Wednesday, November 30th, the Feministing crew will be getting together to celebrate two very special things: the holidays and Courtney Martin. As you know, this lovely lady has been quite a force in the Feministing community — or as we like to call her, our “Ray of Light.” While we’re continuing to work with her in many other capacities — like around the research she’s been doing on the sustainability of the feminist blogosphere — her transition from her role as Feministing Editor is one to commemorate and we thought what better to celebrate with some cocktails and merrymaking. ...

It’s been quite a while since our last happy hour, so we’re extra excited about this one.

On Wednesday, November 30th, the Feministing crew will be getting together to celebrate two very special things: the holidays and Courtney ...

Outdated and Feministing events in the Bay Area for November

It’s time to show California some love! I am getting ready for a two week mini book/Feministing tour to the Bay Area and to spend time with some of our West Coast crew (Jos and Anna–who chose sunshine over snow–how dare they?!). If you live in or around the Bay Area please join us for one or more of these events.

Jos and I will be speaking at UC Merced on Wednesday at 7:30pm about feminism, blogging, social media and how to work to shift the culture of rape and violence in the mainstream media. Get more details here. I will be reading from Outdated followed by a Q&A at Modern Times book store in San Francisco on November 6th ...

It’s time to show California some love! I am getting ready for a two week mini book/Feministing tour to the Bay Area and to spend time with some of our West Coast crew (Jos and Anna–who chose ...

Concrete jungle where slutty dreams are made of

This weekend, New York City got all slutty. SlutWalk NYC was held in Union Square and let me tell you, it was one hell of a day.

My hat off to the organizers, who put an enormous amount of time, energy and thought into the day. It really showed. Thanks to the survivors and allies who showed up to protest slut-shaming and victim-blaming, to support survivors, and to show the larger community that they won’t tolerate rape culture. And lastly, a huge round of applause to the speakers and performers who shared their stories and their passion with the crowd.

A bunch of Feministing crew members were there – Lori, Samhita, Goddess Jaz, Maya, Courtney, Vanessa and myself – and ...

This weekend, New York City got all slutty. SlutWalk NYC was held in Union Square and let me tell you, it was one hell of a day.

My hat off to the organizers, who put an enormous amount ...

Two awesome upcoming NYC events

New York readers, mark your calendars! Here are two great events for your entertainment and edification, featuring an all-star cast of amazing feminist thinkers and writers.

First, a reading of Big Big Love with Hanne Blank at Re/Dress, October 13

You might remember Hanne from her Feministing Five interview earlier this year. Hanne is the author of Virgin, the forthcoming Straight and of Big Big Love, the one-of-a-kind book about sex and love for plus-size people. This event is to celebrate the new edition of Big Big Love, which came out September 20 (you can buy it here). Re/Dress is a plus-size vintage closing store in Brooklyn – though they also have some great non-vintage stuff too! I am ...

New York readers, mark your calendars! Here are two great events for your entertainment and edification, featuring an all-star cast of amazing feminist thinkers and writers.

First, a reading of Big Big Love with Hanne Blank at Re/Dress, ...

Social justice as a tool for combating sexual violence

On Wednesday evening I gave a talk at Kenyon College as part of their annual Take Back the Night Week, about how we can use social justice to combat sexual violence.

Via a request on twitter, I thought I’d share some of what I spoke about there.

This is the second Take Back the Night Event I’ve been a part of and I’m constantly inspired by the students organizing and passion when it comes to really talking about the big picture of what it might take to really end sexual violence.

One of the most powerful parts of many Take Back the Night events is the speak out, where sexual assault survivors are given the opportunity to tell their stories, publicly, to an ...

On Wednesday evening I gave a talk at Kenyon College as part of their annual Take Back the Night Week, about how we can use social justice to combat sexual violence.

Via a request on twitter, I thought ...

Theatre festival highlights women playwrights of colour

Now in its twelfth year, the River Crosses Rivers II festival is one of the only events in America that highlights the works of women playwrights of colour.

“The goal, simply put, is to give these women the kind of exposure that is provided by Ensemble Studio Theater, whose goal is to nurture individual theatre artists and to develop new American plays,” the festival website says. “The River Crosses Rivers II is a stellar lineup of playwrights whose voices add richness and texture to the American Canon.” The American Canon has not traditionally made a whole lot of space for women playwrights, and it’s made even less room for women playwrights of colour. The River Crosses River festival is one way ...

Now in its twelfth year, the River Crosses Rivers II festival is one of the only events in America that highlights the works of women playwrights of colour.

“The goal, simply put, is to give these women the ...

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