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Entries from December 2009

Girldrive on “Anyone But Me”!

December 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Girldrive is stealthily featured on this week’s episode of “Anyone But Me,” a teen web show that just started its second season this month. It’s probably the first queer-themed show aimed at teenage girls, a kind of baby L Word (Susan Miller, one of the creators, also wrote/produced the L Word) that follows New York [...]

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Tags: Girldrive News · Young Women in the Media

Newsflash: young women can think for themselves

December 28th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Excuse me, but why are there still  articles like these coming out about how young women neglected to vote for Hillary Clinton? The latest, in WaPo this past weekend, recounts how former vice-presidental candidate Geraldine Ferraro lost it when her daughter didn’t vote for Clinton. An excerpt:
Ferraro was livid, and distraught. What more did Hillary [...]

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Tags: Generations · Stop chastising young people · Young Women in the News

Chicago: Feminist tweet-up tomorrow

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Courtesy of the Undomestic Goddess’s Amanda and Small Strokes’s Ashley, there will be a Chicago Feminist Tweet-up tomorrow (Monday) at 5 p.m. at Elephant & Castle, 111 W. Adams St.
I’m excited, since I’m an extremely firm believer in face-to-face convos being mandatory for feminism, as great as the Internet is. Some awesome feminists [...]

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Tags: Grass Routes · Overheard in Chicago

Holiday break

December 24th, 2009 · No Comments

So even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, I still get a paid vacation for it. Therefore, I will resume posting after Jesus’s birthday.
Oh, and kindly check out this Feminist Christmas list from while you’re at it (h/t Prairie Rose, one of our interviewees in Fargo).

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Tags: Girldrive News

SLV Jewelry: Feminist earrings if there ever was such a thing…

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Girldrive lady Sadye, of Ladies Leaders Lovers fame, is having an earring sale tomorrow at 394 Broadway, between Walker and White, #4FL, from 4 to 10 p.m. It’s free, and cocktails start flowing after 8 p.m.
These aren’t just any earrings. They’re the babies of a political artist. Underneath the metal is a desire to connect [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes

Remembering Emma, 1985-2008

December 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Today is the one-year anniversary of Emma’s death, the day I found out she had taken her own life in Venice, Italy. Remember her today by flipping through Girldrive, visiting her memorial website and looking through her many gorgeous, haunting photos, reading some more of her beautiful writing, or listening to a Bikini Kill or [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive

BYU shuts down Women’s Research Institute, Mormon feminist students respond

December 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The new year is creeping up, which means a new semester will start for students across the country. And come January 2010, Brigham Young University will no longer have a Women’s Research Institute.
I read this news a couple months ago at Feminist Mormon Housewives. I was running around having Girldrive readings and such, and therefore [...]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Young Women in the News

Target Women: Lessons 2009

December 19th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s that time of year again..the “best of”s and the “funniest moments” and the “worst outfits” of the year. This week’s extra special, cause it’s the end of a decade. Sarah takes us through some of her “lessons” learned at Target Women:

Related: Along with other fabulous feminist bloggers, I weighed in on Woman of the [...]

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Tags: Young Women in the Media

Regular spot on Vocalo 89.5 FM Chicago!

December 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I have some awesome news, which is that starting today at 1 p.m. CST I will be a regular contributor on Chicago Public Radio’s Vocalo 89.5 FM! I, along with Molly Adams and sometimes Brian Babylon, will be chatting about feminism and other burning topics of the moment. I’ve always been a secret wannabe radio [...]

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Tags: Girldrive News · Overheard in Chicago · Young Women in the Media

Bill zeroes out abstinence-only funding

December 15th, 2009 · No Comments

This is awesome. Congress passed the 2010 Omnibus Appropriations Bill over the weekend that eliminates abstinence-only funding in favor of evidence-based programs. I was scared for a second after the September 30 Senate vote to restore $50 million in abstinence-only dollars…but for the first time since 1981, ab-only dollars will truly be flushed down the [...]

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Tags: Stop chastising young people · Young Women in the News