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Entries from September 2009

Girldrive is now officially OUT!!

September 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The official release date is October 27, so I’ve been hesitant to say anything, but since Feministing outed me today, might as well share the good news! Girldrive is out in stores and online as of now!!! Finally finally, after two years and lots of blood sweat and tears, the book is out. Buy it, [...]

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Your 2 cents: Becca

September 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Note: I frequently feature a reader’s answer to one of the questions Emma and I asked on our road trip. Find out how to submit here.
Becca, 25, grew up in St. Louis, MO, currently attends Yale Divinity School and aspires to do Christian ministry, gay and not raised religious.
Despite what one might think, it [...]

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First Girldrive review in BUST magazine!

September 28th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I just received the latest issue of BUST magazine in the mail, and there’s a great Girldrive review in it! I believe this is the very first review to be released out in the world. Full text below:
“Both 22 years old at the start of their mammoth task researching this book, Aronowitz and Bernstein set [...]

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Washington, DC: To the tune of their own drum

September 27th, 2009 · No Comments

I recently stumbled upon this article in the DCist about the Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project, and how they’re hard at work combating the conspicuous absence of female drummers out there. Women from 12 to 18 can participate, and anybody over 21 can volunteer to be a mentor. They’re performing their last fall show next [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive

World’s Youngest Feminist

September 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

(Cross-posted at Feministe)
So I know this is almost a year old, but I couldn’t resist posting this aMAZing video. In this episode of “Smart Girls at the Party,” 7-year-old Ruby Karp, the daughter of BUST co-founder and TV producer Marcelle Karp, talks with Amy Poehler about–among other things–what feminism means. She even serenades Amy with [...]

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Tags: Generations · Girls with Drive · This Is Hilarious

New York City: Ladies Leaders Lovers

September 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Girldrive interviewee, accomplished jewelry maker, social activist, and my BFF Sadye Vassil, along with Chelsea Smith and Zoila Sylvester are having their first Ladies Leaders Lovers event this weekend in NYC.
Ladies Leaders Lovers is definitely Girldrive-ish: it’s “dedicated to building a multi-functioning network of diverse professional women. One event at a time.” The series is [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes

Target Women: Back 2 School

September 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m a little late on this one, but in case you didn’t catch this SH video, it’s high-larious (although it’s hard to tell whether Sarah’s making fun of commercials for teens or teens themselves. Hopefully the former).

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Tags: This Is Hilarious · Young Women in the Media

“Jennifer’s Body” and the feminists who hate it

September 21st, 2009 · 7 Comments

(cross-posted at Feministe)
I went and saw Jennifer’s Body this weekend, not because I thought it was going to be a feminist masterpiece, but because writer Diablo Cody had been seeping through countless pubs and blogs in the last month, daring us to weigh in on her answer to the typical blood-n-tits horror flick. And, well, [...]

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(More) women on the road…

September 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Been spending lots of time on Feministe, ’specially since I’ve been guest-blogging there since Monday. Emily Sullivan from Equal Writes has an interesting piece up about bikeriding across the country both with her female friend and alone. An excerpt:
Trading stories with other bike tourists made it obvious to me that my adventure was quite different. [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Roadtripping

Can I live, Gerson? In defense of cohabitating

September 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments

(cross-posted at Feministe)
I’ve gotten used to the fact that national publications perennially print columns bemoaning how young people are screwing up love, sex, and marriage. I’ve even learned to contain my anger when the claim that casual sex causes “emotional wreckage” is now virtually considered a given (no matter how many times we beg to [...]

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Tags: Generations · Stop chastising young people