Tag Archives: Thank You Thursdays

Thank You Thursdays: Groundbreaking Legislation on Rape Kit Testing Proposed in Illinois

TweetWe’ve covered the tragedy of untested rape kits at some length. Well, Human Rights Watch investigator Sarah Tofte, who spearheaded the initial work in LA, is currently leading comprehensive research in Illinois. Good news: she may not have to deal with the same disappointing reaction from the police department. Chicago Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced [...]
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Thank You Thursdays: Judi Chamberlin

TweetJudi Chamberlin is the kind of civil rights leader you’ve probably never heard of. She passed away last week, so it’s beyond time that we honored her legacy of fighting for the rights of those with mental health issues to be treated with dignity and respect. Her story began in the 60s when she was [...]
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Thank You Thursdays: Howard Zinn

Tweet “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” The authors of history, as we know all too well within the feminist movement, have inordinate power to frame the way people think about, not only the past, but their present. When one talks about the founding of the U.S. [...]
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Thank You Thursdays: Ai-Jen Poo, Domestic Workers United

TweetCheck out this cool, albeit a little old, Ms. Foundation video on Ai-Jen Poo (who I’ve blogged a bit about before) and the incredible work of Domestic Workers United. And congrats to the Ms. Foundation on their great new site. If anyone’s got time to write a transcript in comments, please feel free. I’m buried. [...]
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Thank You Thursdays: Party People

TweetThanks to all of our amazing readers and friends who came out last night for the holiday shindig. A couple of my favorite moments of the night: Meeting Miranda from the awesome blog Women’s Glib. It’s run by a crew of high school baby geniuses. Talking with my pal Ruthie about freelancing, the book industry, [...]
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